Hwajinpo Beach is one of the sought after beach destinations located at the eastern coast of South Korea. This beach is located as far as it can go to the north up to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) which works as a heavily-armed (unlike the name DMZ) border between North and South Korea. Nonetheless, the mixture of mint green ocean and blackish brown coastal rocks makes this beach amazingly beautiful. The sandy beach looks very long, perhaps about one mile. When I visited in June, it was too early for summer season and the beach was nearly deserted. That made the scenery even more pristine and beautiful. I could see sea fog encroach and swallow coastal hills. It was certainly one of magical places that I visited in South Korea.