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Sehwa beach, 10 minutes’ drive from Woljeong beach is still quiet and serene, thanks to its small size and less amount of sand. This serenity is what makes this beach more attractive than other famous beaches already crowded with mainland tourists. I should mention several things which make this beach more local. First, this beach is located right next to the Sehwa Local Market which opens only on 5th and 20th day of the month. Second, Jeju Women Diver(Hanyeo) Museum and Early 20th Century Jeju Women Divers’ Anti-Japanese Movement Memorial can only be found here. This local beach, unbeknown to foreigners will make your journey even more local.

Traditional form of Jeju House(now used as a warehouse) could still be seen here
Traditional form of Jeju House(now used as a warehouse) could still be seen on the way to Sehwa beach

After a short walk from the bus stop, Sehwa beach came into sight.
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Due to the heavy rain pouring on this day, sands could not be seen when I arrived at afternoon. Only 2 house-turned-cafes could be seen(Including one built recently), with only a few people inside.

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House turned cafe, Cafe JEM(Jeju Work Shop) was the only cafe near this beach for nearly 2 years
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This guesthouse-turned-cafe Shoreditch(쇼디치)was rather new. Inside the cafe was dim.

I once again chose the original one. Owner welcomed me warmly(I was the only customer by then).

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Owner making a tangerine-ade I ordered
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The cafe was cute and somewhat child-like
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This cafe was all about big windows

While sitting inside the cafe, rain had abated and sands on the shore could be seen(I think it was a time for a low tide).So I went outside and began taking photos.

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‘Sehwa Traditional Local Market’ Signboard

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In comparison to Woljeong and Samyang beaches, Sehwa beach still conserved its natural beauty without too much disruptions which comes naturally with the tourists. The coffee shop didn’t even have proper Facebook page yet. As I above-mentioned,  Sehwa Traditional Local Market and Jeju Women Divers’ Memorial would also be the nice places to visit. Are you a backpacker who wants to travel the island for more than a week, without too much hassle? Then Sehwa beach should be in your bucket list.

Written by Allaboutjeju

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