Composed of the Taean Peninsula, Anmyeondo and a host of other small, mostly uninhabited islands, Taeanhaean National Marine Park offers visitors the opportunity to get out and explore various ecosystems around South Korea's beautiful west coast. We're talking swamps, forests, sand dunes, beaches, the works. It pays to note that this is by no means an extreme adventure destination, nor is it particularly devoid of civilization, as there are multiple small villages and beach-side towns that exist within its 326 sq km area. If you're looking for some coastal hiking, amazing sunsets and freshly caught seafood dinners, however, this is your spot.
Taenhaen's claim to fame is undoubtedly the Haebyeongil Trail: a well marked path that stretches for 88 km through some of the most scenic parts of the park. Of course, if you're not feeling ambitions enough to tackle the entire thing, you can pick and choose which parts of the trail you want to see (highlights include the Shinduri Sand Dune and Yeonpo Beach). There are also a ton of water sport options available at hubs like Malipo Beach should you be more apt to get out on the water. Count paddle boarding, jet skiing, and even some passable surfing in this lot. Bring a tent and camp out for a few days, or just make a day trip out of it. Either way, you should leave with a few good stories to tell.