Samyang Blacksand Beach is pretty much close to the Top-Dong of Gujeju area
Samyang Blacksand Beach is pretty much close to the Top-Dong of Gujeju area

Yes, rainy day at the resort island can be annoying. On the bright side, one could enjoy watching it, in a cozy street cafe. Depending on how much it rains, you could even go outside and feel the rain itself with your whole body. That is what I did today as there were only raindrops, not showers. I went to the Samyang Black Sand Beach(삼양검은모래해변, SBSB) famous where locals visit during the summer season. Despite crystal-clear mineral water(water purification center is located next to the beach) and therapeutic effects of volcanic sand, SBSB is one of less explored beaches of Jeju. On a rainy day, only a handful of tourists and locals could be seen at the beach, which made the beach more attractive than usual.  I took the Bus No.100 myself to get here, and soon arrived at Samhwa Housing Development District.

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Samhwa Housing Development Distict seen from the nearby bus stop

Just before arriving at the beach, I found the prehistoric site where Jeju natives lived. Unfortunately, museum was closed by 6, I could only take a photo from the outside.

Samyang-Dong Prehistoric site museum
Samyang-Dong Prehistoric site museum

And I also passed by the Samyang Seawater Public Bath where I used to go when young, with parents.

Samyang Seawater Sauna(Search 삼양해수사우나 in DaumMaps)
Samyang Seawater Sauna(Search 삼양해수사우나 in DaumMaps)

After a short walk from there, I soon arrived at the entrance of Samyang Black Sand Beach. 
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from there to the end of the Samyang Black Sand Beach, I took a few photos of SBSB.

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IMG_0683The water was pure, just like I heard. The beach was quiet as expected, since it rained and the opening season began at the end of June.

poster saying that 'beach opens from June 28 to August 31'
poster saying that ‘the beach opens from June 28 to August 31’

The color of the beach sand wasn’t black enough(to me), but when the sand was wet, it seemed more ‘black.’IMG_0697IMG_0695IMG_0678IMG_0715IMG_0695IMG_0697

Few locals were trying to catch something called conch.
Few locals were trying to catch something called conch.

Just outside the beach next to the water purification plant, walls were painted with cartoon-like pictures which showed the lives of the natives in the past.

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Picture showing the lives of Jeju residents in the 1950s
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Native kids playing at the beach
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Left, women pounding rice with stone mortar. Right, kids playing hide-and-seek.
Bus stop with the monitor showing how much time one should wait before the bus arrives
Bus stop with the monitor showing how much time one should wait before the bus arrives

Samyang Black Sand Beach was pleasantly quiet and more local. One bad thing about that fact was, there weren’t any good cafes near the beach where one could drink coffee and take some rest. Except that,  going to a beach near Jeju city just before visiting beaches already crowded with tourists would give the tourists the chance to spend some quiet, relaxed time! So enjoy yourself here at SBSB(삼양검은모래해변) when you visit Jeju Island!

Written by Allaboutjeju

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