Interested in visiting South Korea but unsure where to go? Then you’re gonna want to bookmark my latest guide because Jejudo + Udo Island are absolute musts. I’ll be focusing on the latter for today’s post, but expect a guide on Jeju very soon. So without further ado, let’s talk Udo!
How to Get to Udo Island
During our Jeju trip, we decided to take a vacation within our vacation at a neighboring island called Udo. Transportation was easy peasy lemon squeezy. My mom and I took a taxi to Seongsan port and bought tickets. Ferries left with cars and passengers every 30 minutes, but it was crazy busy so they were making trips more frequently.
The ride was only about 15 minutes long, and it was an enjoyable one. We planned on cabbing around, but if you’d rather drive, you can always take your rental – just make sure you have your passport + car info handy. Pro tip: always have a pic of your license plate on you when you’re traveling.
What to Do on Udo Island
Explore Geommeolle Beach
Located on the eastern side of Udo, Geommeolle is a small but stunning black-sand beach that will take your breath away. It’s surrounded by boulders, and you can walk all the way up to the water. Just remember to be careful because the rocks are jagged! If the tide’s low, check out Dongangyeonggul Cave via jetboat.
Hike Udobong Peak for Scenic Views
If you’re looking for killer photo opps, trek to the top of Udobong Peak for a gorgeous view of the water. At 433 ft, it’s the highest point on the island so it’s seriously worth the walk. There’s lush grassland all around, and there’s a lighthouse and observatory located there as well. You’ll get a bamf panoramic view of Udo along with Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak).
Seobin Baeksa Beach
After exploring Geommeolle, hit up Seobinbaeksa – otherwise known as Udo Sanho Beach – for white sands and sparkling waters. It’s arguably the most popular tourist attraction there, and people often compare it to the Mediterranean Sea. The water changes from emerald to turquoise so prepared to be wowed, frands.
What to Eat on Udo Island
Bongkkeurang’s Rainbow Burger
Jejudo is known for their pork so if you’re a meat eater, go wild. Gogi gooksoo and black pork BBQ are must-tries, but Udo takes things up a notch with Bongkkeurang. They source their meat locally to create THE most instagram worthy burger ever. They serve this savory goodness on *wait for it* a rainbow bun (!!!!!!!) I wish I had a pic for you guys, but my DSLR battery died so you’ll just have to go and experience it yourself.
Jimmy’s Peanut Ice Cream
Afterwards, head to Jimmy’s Ice Cream for dessert. Udo’s known for their locally grown peanuts so definitely save room for this creamy deliciousness. Not gonna lie, we weren’t super excited about the prospect of peanut ice cream. My mom and I were like, “how good could it be?” Well friends, the answer is damn good so you’re welcome in advance.
Fresh Seafood by the Ocean
We were only here for a day so we didn’t get to eat much more, but they’re also known for their seafood. You can actually purchase freshly caught noms right by the ocean. We almost got some abalone at Geommeolle beach, but we were just too full.
Alright guys, I hope you enjoyed this mini travel guide to Udo Island. Let me know what you thought by leaving a comment below, and stay tuned for more travel content. Also, I have more trips lined up so you’re gonna want to follow via instagram stories. Talk to you soon, friends!