Sinduri Beach - Taean, Korea
Posted by: silverquill
N 36° 50.315 E 126° 11.225
52S E 249161 N 4080659
Quick Description: Sinduri Beach, along The Rep. of Korea's NW coast, features several kilometers of smooth sand, shallow shoreline, and Korea's only sand dune, designated Natural Monument 431. It has recently undergone heavy development along much of the beach front.
Location: Chungcheong nam do, South Korea
Date Posted: 7/11/2010 11:09:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM9840
From the Official Tourism site cited below:
"Located on Sinduri Beach (Taean), Sinduri Coastal Sand Dune is the only sand dune in Korea and one of Eight Tourist Attractions in Taean. It was believed to have been formed approximately 15,000 years ago after the ice age when strong winds gradually carried sand from the sea to the current area.
Sinduri Coastal Sand Dune offers unique topographies such as wind marks often seen in deserts. In addition, it is home to rich plants and animals: the largest sweetbrier habitat in Korea, rare plants (kouhoumuki, Argusia sibirica, and littoralis), and animals such as Eremias argus, Eurasian skylarks, and narrow-mouthed frogs. Sinduri Coastal Sand Dune was selected as an ecological tourist attraction by the government."
The day of our visit the annual "Sand Eco Festival" was underway. Unfortunately, we did not travel to the location of the dunes further north. Some of the access road to this beach is still unpaved, despite the heavy development of resorts and businesses that now clutter the beach front for a kilometer or more.
The coordinates are taken at a small access point in the middle of the resort development near the southern end of the beach.
Type of beach: Natural
Location of beach: Seashore
Beach surface type: Fine sand
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