Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변) & DropTop Café

Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)

Our trip down to the beach was an interesting one as the sand was a unique color of black. As the sand was black, I am assuming that this is Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변), but I could be wrong. 

Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
Getting there

Anyways, the beach was an interesting beach as not only the sand was black and fine, there were little stone towers scattered around, where you put stones on top each other and make a wish.

Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
The stones and pebbles piled on top of each other
Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
Stones/pebbles could be found scattered throughout the beach
Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
The waves were gentle that day and the sea breeze welcoming after the little hike at the estuary.

The corner of the beach that we were brought to was populated with quite a few people (especially families) that day (I think there was some event that was being held that day), and there were also 2 lighthouses that could be spotted from a distance.

Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
The lighthouses in the distance
Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
Another corner of the beach with the view of the lighthouses
So what else did we do when we were at the beach? Well, than posing and taking photos, we also attempted to do a 360 video, which ended up being a hilarious uncoordinated effort! Hey, it was a challenge trying to be synchronized in our turning and trying to do that on the soft fine black sand. Lol We were a little too engrossed in trying to capture the perfect 360 video that I think we have to apologize to Victor and the Russian couple who ended up waiting (a couple more minutes) for us. *blushes*

Standing near the waves, watching wave after wave and taking in the scenery around was a tranquil moment. The waters were (relatively) clear (unlike tropical Singapore, where some form of rubbish such as bottles or plastic bags, or a bloated dead rat (!), might suddenly float into your eyes view, especially when you least expect it).

Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
The sky, the sand and the sea
  Samyang Black Sand Beach (삼양 검은모래해변)
Another corner of the beach on our way out back to the van

When we were done exploring the beach, we made a short stop at the DropTop Café that was located along the Jeju Olle Trail. The café had a modern vintage atmosphere and also sold art pieces by its owner on the second floor. We didn’t really hang out at this café much, but the art pieces on display was intriguing and unique.

DropTop Café - a place to rest your feet and enjoy some art at the same time
DropTop Café
Seating area
DropTop Café
Stairs leading upstairs
DropTop Café
The seating on the 2nd floor

After resting our feet and exploring the café, it was time for our next stop - Seongsan Ilchulbong/Sunrise Peak 성산일출봉





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