Padori Beach [파도리해수욕장]

My Unfamiliar Family (2020); Chuno (2010)

When Kim Eun-joo (Choo Ja-hyun) pays a surprise visit to Yoon Tae-hyeong (Kim Tae-hoon), both of them come to this beach and find closure in final episode 16 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020).

Also seen in Chuno/The Slave Hunters (추노) (KBS2, 2010).

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Padori Beach [파도리해수욕장], opened in 1980, is a 1km-long and 30-meter wide white sand beach lined with black rocks, located in the village of Pado [Pado-ri/파도리] in Taean County’s [Taean-gun/태안군] Sowon Township [Sowon-myeon/소원면]. Because of its clear and clean sea water, this beach is considered a good place for sea fishing and also very suitable for family camping.

It is especially known for being covered with sea jade (해옥/海玉), a small wave-washed stone, which can be purchased at the village’s Haeok Exhibition Hall [해옥전시장에].

The beach was known already under the reign of Munjong of Joseon (1450–1452) under this name —pado meaning ‘wave’ in Korean– because it was considered as a difficult place to pass through. It also carries this name as it seemed that the sound of the waves never stopped.

Please note that it is forbidden to collect pebbles at this beach.

Address
63-12 Pado-gil, Sowon-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
충남 태안군 소원면 파도길 63-12
(소원면 파도리 687-2)
Geolocation: 36.738979, 126.133560

— submitted by Marion KDL

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