Busan is known for its ocean! Have you been to many beaches? If you want to enjoy the unique charm of Busan’s sea, try the Jeoryeong Coastal Trail!
Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, located at the entrance of Taejongdae Park in Yeongseon-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, is a three-kilometer coastal trail that departs at the management office of Namhang-dong and passes through Jungnihang Port and Gamji Coastal Trail up to the Taejongdae Park.
The place used to be a military-protected area because of its steep and perilous topography. Since 2001, it was renovated into a walking trail and is now established as a national tourist attraction. The tile mural paintings that are formed along the walls of the walking trail and the wave-patterned flooring are in harmony with the view of the ocean, adding coolness to the scenery.
Walking along the Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, you’ll see female divers from the Namhang Village Group who are harvesting seafood. The cozy Women Diver Village located right after the Huin-yeoul Coastal Tunnel is where you’ll see raw seafood caught from the ocean. You can walk along the trail and stop by the village to enjoy a meal with the fresh flavors of the ocean.
Selected as one of the five coastal trails of Korea designated by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs in 2014, the trail offers more. You can climb up the rainbow-colored piano steps to reach the Huinnyeoul Observatory where you can see the dreamy seascape of the Namhang anchoring basin. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Huin-yeoul Coastal Tunnel that measures 70 m long and is full of colorful lighting and brilliant photozones for tourists to enjoy.
Get off the Huin-yeoul Coastal Tunnel and come across an entirely different coastal road. The West Coast Trail of Yeongdo is well preserved in its natural setting. Watching the vertical precipice and sound of waves crash against the rock will relieve your stress and worries. Moreover, the suspension bridge that connects rocks is a fun structure to cross on the long walking trail.
Walk through the forest path to get to the Jeoryeong Haeranggil Trail, which features several viewing spots with access to the open sea. Along them, the Haneul Observatory Skywalk will make you feel a dizzying but powerful sensation like you are walking on the ocean. There is also 75 Plaza, formed in 1975, which is a place where tourists can rest and a hot culture spot where you can see as far as Tsushima Island on a clear day. The horizon is on one side, and the Huinnyeoul Village is on the other. The relaxing breeze from the ocean will sweep away your hardships and sadness.
Walking along the dynamic waves of the Jeoryeong Coastal Trail will allow you to experience freedom and relaxation. This magnificent natural landscape is a precious treasure of Yeongdo.