The best things to do after dinner in Goseong include leisurely sunset beach strolls, soaking up ocean views from elevated viewpoints, and chilling at late-night cafés. You can also explore charming fishing harbours with picturesque lighthouses and show off your singing skills at a local karaoke bar.

    Goseong may not be as flashy as other South Korean regions, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Read on to discover the top things you can do once dinner is done in this part of Gangwon Province.


    Goseong beaches at sunset

    Enjoy a peaceful walk along a scenic beach

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    A sunset stroll on Goseong’s gorgeous beaches is an ideal post-dinner plan. About 9 km from Goseong town, you can find Songjiho Beach. This long white sandy beach stretches for 2 km and is fringed with beautiful scenery. Compared to other beaches in the vicinity, Songjiho is usually less crowded, allowing you to enjoy a blissful stroll.

    Another lovely beach is Ayajin Beach, located 7 km further south down the coast. Get ready to snap some fun photos as this sandy beach is lit up with purple light at night.

    Location: 8 Oho-ri, Jugwang-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea


    Cheongganjeong Pavilion

    One of Goseong’s famous viewpoints

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    Cheongganjeong Pavilion towers above the sea and the Cheonggancheon stream that flows down from Seoraksan Mountain. While it's a popular sunrise spot, the pavilion is also worth visiting after dinner.

    The soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the beach below provide a wonderful backdrop to enjoy the sparkling lights of the hotels and restaurants that line the coast. Here, the night scene is particularly romantic when there's mist out on the water. There's no surprise that the pavilion is popular with poets looking for inspiration.

    Location: 89-2 Cheonggan-ri, Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea


    Geojin Harbour

    A quaint seaside spot in Goseong

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    Geojin Harbour is located in the fishing village of Geojin, about 7 km north of Goseong town. Every day local fishermen head out to sea on their day boats, bringing back containers full of fresh seafood. As a working harbour, you can enjoy a delicious plate of just-caught sashimi at one of the restaurants lining the harbour promenade.

    After dinner, stroll the walkway to the observatory deck at the Geojin Lighthouse to enjoy scenic night views of the sea, the village lights, and the hilly forest surrounding the town.

    Location: 22-2 Geojin-ri, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea


    Goseong beachside cafés

    Enjoy coffee and ocean views

    Cap off your delicious Korean meal with a cup of coffee and sea views at any of Goseong’s cool beachside cafés. Most cafés in Goseong close around 6 pm. However, GoGo Beach Surf Shop is a great spot that closes at 9 pm. Another go-to place is Panorama Cafe and Pub which closes at 10 pm.

    GoGo Beach Surf Shop is located in the village of Munamjil and offers lovely views of the beach from its first-floor café. You can find Panorama Cafe and Pub 2 km south of GoGo Beach Surf Shop. The rooftop eatery offers impressive 360-degree views from the sea to the Seoraksan mountain range in the distance.


    Goseong karaoke bars

    Belt out to your favourite tunes

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    A popular post-dinner activity throughout South Korea is heading to a karaoke bar, locally known as noraebang. You can find a couple of laidback karaoke bars a few streets back in Geojin Harbour and Daejin Harbour, and the tiny village of Sinan.

    Once you’ve chosen a cosy spot, order some drinks and snacks, and get ready to belt out your favourite songs for a couple of hours. There is usually a wide selection of English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese songs to choose from.


    Baegseom Observation Deck

    Soak up views of the East Sea and Goseong’s coastline

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    Baegseom Observation Deck is perched on Baegamdoran Rock – a large rocky island near Geojin Harbour. You can access the observation deck along a short bridge. Even though it’s a solid and sturdy bridge, the waves give the illusion that the bridge is shaking.

    In the evening, the bridge and rocks are lit up. Watching the powerful waves swirl and crash against the rocks is a thrilling experience. If the bridge and observation deck are closed, you can climb the steps up to Geojin Sunrise Forest Bath, a viewpoint across the road offering expansive views of Baegamdoran Rock and the East Sea.

    Location: 105 Geojin-ri, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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