Jeongbang Waterfall
Jeongbang Waterfall
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  • Traveltheorient
    San Antonio, Texas592 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, pleasant sight...
    You ought to check it out if you are in the area. If not, I'm not sure if I'd drive here just to see the waterfall... The big rocks closer to the waterfall are treacherous and while you'll see some youngsters moving around them seemingly without any effort, I'd advise caution if you are over 50...
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Kirsty F
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cliff top walk, natural beauty and must visit location in Seogwipo
    Great walk along the cliff top from the Seogwipo Exhibition Hall, along the shaded path to the official entry to the Falls. Along the path is a memorial garden to the Korean War with interesting information about the location in history. And offers a cool shaded space to walk around. Of note, this garden also allows you to access the middle of 3 bridges of the Jeongbang Falls as a stream at the top of the cliff - before it flows over the edge. Continuing along to the main entrance, there are a couple of souvenir and deink options. If you don't bring water/drinks, grab one. If you aren't the fittest person, you'll need a drink after the 130 steps down and up. This is NOT wheelchair accessible. If you have any physical limitations with walking up or down steps, this is not a location to visit. There is an elderly and disabled viewing platform behind the ticket office. I'd advise against any attempt to go down, however. There is a viewing platform with 1 seat halfway done, and this was much needed for our climb back up. At the bottom of the stairs, there's a short shaded walk to the boulders that are the coastline at the base of the cliff. There isn't any sand at this beach. And there aren't any seats to sit either. We're in our mid-40s and 50s and spent time scrambling over the boulders and across the rocks instead of along the walking path. But we have experience doing this where we live. If you don't have decent shoes, you could take them off to do it barefoot if it's not too wet at the time. Some rocks are sharper than others. They are all different shapes and sizes, but almost all of them don't move, and we aren't small people, making them sturdy. To get photos of yourself in front of the Falls, expect to scramble across the boulders to do that. Expect to have some wait time whilst visitors take photos of themselves there. Several friendly people offering to take photos of each other made it a more positive experience to have photos taken of us, and we returned the favour. It also meant the wait time was shorter, too. Adult tickets cost 2,000₩ each to access the Falls. The waterfall itself was lovely to watch and feel the spray. As the only waterfall on Korea to fall directly into the ocean, it is a great activity to put on your list. I would've spent more time sitting and watching, but it's very hot in the sun out on the rocks. You'd only need about 90 minutes to complete this visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Zeva2010
    World735 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice visit
    Quick visit as our hotel was located near this waterfall. I'd been before during my time walking around the Olle trails. It is a quick stop to be honest, there are a few shops and places to get some light snacks. It does cost money to enter here and you could be done within 10 mins but longer if you're lazying about.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 December 2023
  • merc8989
    1,227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Falls with lady divers
    We chose this Fall out of several as this was the largest and the water fall into the sea. Short walk down the slope with proper steps and we could see lady divers, haeyeon, harvesting in the sea and a temporary stall selling their catches, mainly sea cucumber and shell fishes. Not accessible to wheelchairs. Relatively easy access.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 May 2024
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Hoadjie
Gisborne, Australia307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Free car parking. Toilets on site

You do need to pay to get in

Short walk down. Nice big waterfall

If you feel up to you can climb over the rocks and stones to get a nice photo
Written 18 May 2024
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merc8989
kuala lumpur1,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We chose this Fall out of several as this was the largest and the water fall into the sea.
Short walk down the slope with proper steps and we could see lady divers, haeyeon, harvesting in the sea and a temporary stall selling their catches, mainly sea cucumber and shell fishes.
Not accessible to wheelchairs.
Relatively easy access.
Written 7 May 2024
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
These are the only falls that end in the sea. They are quite high. A nice place to visit. The entrance fee is KRW 2.000 for an adult. From the parking it is only a short walk.
Written 4 May 2024
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Zeva2010
World735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Quick visit as our hotel was located near this waterfall. I'd been before during my time walking around the Olle trails.

It is a quick stop to be honest, there are a few shops and places to get some light snacks.

It does cost money to enter here and you could be done within 10 mins but longer if you're lazying about.
Written 18 December 2023
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Kirsty F
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great walk along the cliff top from the Seogwipo Exhibition Hall, along the shaded path to the official entry to the Falls.

Along the path is a memorial garden to the Korean War with interesting information about the location in history. And offers a cool shaded space to walk around. Of note, this garden also allows you to access the middle of 3 bridges of the Jeongbang Falls as a stream at the top of the cliff - before it flows over the edge.

Continuing along to the main entrance, there are a couple of souvenir and deink options. If you don't bring water/drinks, grab one. If you aren't the fittest person, you'll need a drink after the 130 steps down and up.

This is NOT wheelchair accessible. If you have any physical limitations with walking up or down steps, this is not a location to visit. There is an elderly and disabled viewing platform behind the ticket office. I'd advise against any attempt to go down, however. There is a viewing platform with 1 seat halfway done, and this was much needed for our climb back up.

At the bottom of the stairs, there's a short shaded walk to the boulders that are the coastline at the base of the cliff. There isn't any sand at this beach. And there aren't any seats to sit either.

We're in our mid-40s and 50s and spent time scrambling over the boulders and across the rocks instead of along the walking path. But we have experience doing this where we live. If you don't have decent shoes, you could take them off to do it barefoot if it's not too wet at the time. Some rocks are sharper than others. They are all different shapes and sizes, but almost all of them don't move, and we aren't small people, making them sturdy.

To get photos of yourself in front of the Falls, expect to scramble across the boulders to do that.

Expect to have some wait time whilst visitors take photos of themselves there.

Several friendly people offering to take photos of each other made it a more positive experience to have photos taken of us, and we returned the favour. It also meant the wait time was shorter, too.

Adult tickets cost 2,000₩ each to access the Falls.

The waterfall itself was lovely to watch and feel the spray. As the only waterfall on Korea to fall directly into the ocean, it is a great activity to put on your list.

I would've spent more time sitting and watching, but it's very hot in the sun out on the rocks.

You'd only need about 90 minutes to complete this visit.
Written 23 September 2023
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
You ought to check it out if you are in the area. If not, I'm not sure if I'd drive here just to see the waterfall... The big rocks closer to the waterfall are treacherous and while you'll see some youngsters moving around them seemingly without any effort, I'd advise caution if you are over 50...
Written 9 August 2023
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Jeongbang Waterfall was a short drive away from Seogwipo, for a small fee, access to the base of the waterfall can be had. Our group enjoyed climbing over the large volcanic rocks and warming ourselves in the sun.
Written 18 June 2023
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purplebackpack
Singapore, Singapore205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Have a wander around the place, it has lots of steps but doable. There is a nice spring tap for filling up, very refreshing.
The fresh juice stall is a rip off, only try it if you don"t mind spending W5000.
Written 20 May 2023
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dyhx
Singapore5,963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Another waterfall, but unique in that it falls on rocks instead of another pool of water. Also, another one where you can get up close and while signs forbid you to swim, there are no physical barriers stopping you. Perhaps the slippery and rough edges of the rocks are enough deterrence. 

A treacherous path on uneven rocks of varying sizes and smooth surfaces, to get upclose to the waterfall.

Last entry at 5.40pm
Written 12 May 2023
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Barbara M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Magical to watch the long falls hit the rocks and go into the sea. Easy to go the wrong direction in the parking lot but that's an interesting walk, as well. Go to the ticket booth! Also - have fresh cold tangerine juice after you've made the relatively short trek to the falls.
Written 7 December 2022
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