If you want to go beach camping in the south of South Korea, Yulpo Beach is a great beginner option. It’s close to Gwangju, there are toilets, you can park nearby and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Maybe not peaceful, isolated camping, but easy camping!
We were there on Children’s day eve, so probably one of the busier days to camp, and it was still not too hectic.
We chose a quiet spot at the western end of the beach, far from other campers but also far from facilities.
Since we were arriving latish this time, we gave up on the fire and went out for dinner. Fried chicken hit the spot! If you walk west from the beach, the first Chicken spot you find is the one we tried. It was good!
It was a little noisy late at night with fire works on the beach. We jsut gave in and let the kids come out and watch (even if they’d been asleep for a couple of hours already). Our kids have a very different daily routine to most Korean kids, but, when these kind of things come up I let them wake up and watch.
Nearby Camping Spots
Gosapo Beach is further north in Jeollabukdo province, but it’s part of a National Park. The whole area is filled with beautiful spots to camp, hike and explore.