I was so busy touring all the beautiful landmarks around Jeju island that I barely had enough time to just relax on the beach. Fortunately, on my tour of the southwest side of the island we had a couple hours to spend at one of the best beaches on Jeju: Jungmun beach. Since it was Chuseok holiday, and the officially summer beach season had ended, the beach wasn’t too crowded. The water was a perfect temperature. There was just enough wind to create some great waves for surfing. I didn’t get to surf, but I enjoyed watching the beginners surfing class that was going on while I was there.
I spend about 30 minutes in the water, and then joined my friends on the beach who were busy burying a guy named Joel in the sand. I’m sure this beach gets super crowded during the peak of summer, but visiting in late September was perfect. It wasn’t too hot or too cold. The air and water temperature was just right, and the amount of people there wasn’t overwhelming.