“Haebyeongil,” which literally means “The path by the sea,” is a trail system which more or less follows the coastline of Taean. The Uihang peninsula is part of the “Sowon” section of the trail, which allows hikers to walk along the shores of the peninsula.
I started my hike at Uihang beach, and started made my way up the west coast of the peninsula. The water levels between the tides are quite extreme in this part of the country, with low tide revealing interesting scenes which are hidden under the water during high tide.
As I continued on the trail, which gradually gets steeper, the first landmark I encountered was Guruempo beach (그름포/雲浦). What I found interesting about this section of the trail are the numerous abandoned routes which have been closed off with dirt mounds. Being alone I did not venture into those trails, not knowing why they were closed off and what lay ahead of them.