It is another spring day in South Korea and our Sunday Funday took us to Sinduri Sand Dunes.
I wish it had been a nice sunny day with clear blue skies for our trip to Sinduri Sand Dunes, but unfortunately, it was a typical overcast cool, rainy day in South Korea. That was not a deterrent for us though, we packed our lunch and put the camera equipment in the car and away we went.
Sinduri Sand Dunes are unique in South Korea and are part of the Taean. Taean is in the Taeanhaean National Park which is on the west coast of South Korea. There are 130 islands around the Taean Penisula which has beautiful landscapes, beaches, rock formations, sea cliffs and mountain peaks.
The Sinduri Sand Dunes are part of this beautiful landscape. We found that they also have a very nice information center by the dunes. There is a huge parking lot beside and across the street from the Center.
Inside the center, there is a movie theatre, a play area for the kids and a seating area and library. It was very clean and there were bathrooms as well!
Sinduri Sand Dunes
The sand dunes are down the road from the Information Center. We walked down the road and there is a nice bridge that indicates the entry into the Sinduri Sand Dunes. There is so much to do in the area, this huge sign is by the parking area. It is all in Hangul so very hard to read if you aren’t a native of South Korea or speak Hangul.
Pathway through the dunes
The pathway is a wooden boardwalk that is easy to follow with gentle slopes as you walk through the dunes. It is very relaxing and there is a separate path that you can take to go through the Wetlands. We chose to stay on the main path, it would take about 30 minutes for the main path through the dunes. It was sporadically sprinkling so we didn’t walk too slow:)
The grassy areas were brown so the topography was mostly dormant. In the summertime, I am sure the area is much prettier and more colorful.
View from above the Sanduri Sand Dunes- filmed with the DJI Mavic Pro!- coming soon!:)
Sinduri Beach is right beside the Sand Dunes and we actually walked the beach first. It is a huge beach and very clean even in the offseason. There are several hotels that are right up by the beach and there are picnic areas between the hotels and the beach. This hotel had a cool dinosaur play area beside it that would be a great place for kids to play.
Sky and Sea Resort
This resort was very European looking, at first I thought we were back in Germany. I did not go inside to check out the rooms but from the outside, it looked very nice. This was across the street from the beach and was not directly on the beach. Their website is : http://www.sky-sea.co.kr/
The address of Sinduri Sand Dunes is:
San 263-1, Sindu-ri, Wonbuk-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 태안군 원북면 신두리 산 263-1
1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-41-670-2692
Take the bus towards Taean from Seoul Nambu Terminal.
(06:40 – 20:00, departs every 40min / travel time 2hr 20min)
Take the city bus towards Sinduri.
(runs 4 times a day, travel time 40min)
I hope you enjoyed our visit to the Sinduri Sand Dunes!