Tuesday, June 1:  Today, Kathy and I head to Chilpo Beach (칠포해수욕장), about 10km north of the city of Pohang.

Chilpo Beach

Chilpo Beach

Pohang is a major industrial city on South Korea’s east coast, in North Gyeongsang Province.  It’s about 110km (70mi) north of Busan and about 360km (230mi) SE of Seoul.  Pohang is home to POSCO, one of the world’s largest steel companies, which sits prominently on the bay (Wikitravel: Pohang).

Chilpo beach ~ a place to chill

Chilpo beach ~ a place to chill

The beach is quiet and not commercial at all, so it’s simply lovely.  The water is clean and there are good waves.  We see a paraglider sail over the beach, but we have no idea where he comes from.  Overall, it’s an enjoyable and relaxing escape from Daegu.

the wide empty beach at Chilpo, near Pohang

the wide empty beach at Chilpo, near Pohang

In the evening, we stop in Pohang for a little dinner at a Korean restaurant.  Then we head back to Daegu, a couple of hours’ drive.

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