Yeongjong Island is renowned for its beautiful beaches and seafood restaurants. It is connected to neighbouring Yongyu Island by reclaimed land and is a popular destination for those looking to escape the bustle of Seoul.
Things to do in Yeongjongdo Island
Want a true South Korean beach experience? Head to the west coast of Yeongjong where you’ll find Eurwangni Beach, one of the most picturesque spots on the island. Seafood restaurants and karaoke bars back the sands, while fireworks ignite the sky on weekends.
If you want to get off the beaten track, take a ferry across to Muuido Island to discover a tranquil fishing village and the picturesque Hanagae Beach. Dine at one of the seaside restaurants or relax on the powdery sands, which are backed by stilted bungalows that become floating houses when the tide rises.
At low tide, you can walk from Muuido to Silmido Island, which is famed throughout South Korea as the filming location of the movie “Silmido”. The uninhabited island is filled with native wildlife and has secluded beaches.
Yeongjong Island makes an ideal base for exploring the sights of Incheon, including the atmospheric Buddhist temple of Jeondeungsa and the vibrant streets of Chinatown. Take a day trip to Wolmido Island to enjoy the rides at the Wolmi Theme Park or wander the landscaped gardens of Wolmi Traditional Park.
Getting around Yeongjongdo Island
Incheon International Airport lies directly west of Yeongjong Island and offers flights across the world. Trains connect the island to destinations throughout Seoul or you can take the scenic journey from Wolmido to Yeongjong Pier on a ferry.