Ready to do some island hopping? Here’s a snapshot guide to give you all of the essential information because words and photos just can not do Bijindo justice.
As the ferry slows past Bijindo’s rocky edges, a white strip of sand appears on your left, welcoming you to the island. It’s the perfect setting, a great looking beach with clear turquoise waters, the pine forest rising up from behind. Bijindo will leave you questioning if you’re still in Korea. And as the weather begins to hit those stifling summer temperatures, a bit of island living is a must.
Part of Hallyeohaesang National Park, one of the three marine national parks in Korea, Bijindo is a delight, whether you’re hoping to hike, camp or simply just enjoy the beach, it is only a 50-minute ferry ride from Tongyeong making it an easy journey.
How to get there: To get to Bijindo, head over to the city of Tongyeong, also known as the Naples of Korea. From the ferry terminal, Bijindo is a short 50 minutes away. You should buy a round-trip ticket, and be sure to buy them in advance during the popular summer months, arriving at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes before departure. When buying your tickets you will need to provide a mobile phone number, as well as a photo ID, arc cards and passports are accepted.
Ferry Times: 07:00 / 11:00 / 14:30 / Travel time: 50min, with the last departing ferry at 4pm.