Living in Yeosu

Living in Yeosu, South Korea

If you’re still deciding where you want to live while in Korea or if you’ve recently found out you’ll be living in Yeosu, you’ll have lots to do and see. Yeosu is a beautiful city on the southern coast of the country. With beautiful views, lots of activities, and great transportation options, you’re sure to take part in many adventures here. Keep reading to learn about life in Yeosu, South Korea.

Living in Yeosu

Spend the Day at the Beach

One of the best parts about living in Yeosu is having access to the beaches and the sea. Why not pack a cooler and invite your friends out for a beach day? You can go swimming or just enjoy the beautiful views. There are several beach areas in Yeosu. Mosagum is a beautiful and clean beach worth checking out. Spending time at the beach with friends makes for a great spring or summer activity. You can even spend the evening camping out, if you want to make an evening of it.

Enjoy the Tourist Attractions

Many people travel to Yeosu, just to take part in its many activities. While living in Yeosu, you might as well check out some of the more popular attractions, since they’re in your own backyard! This includes riding the cable cars. You can ride over Yeosu as you take in the view of the iconic bridge and the water and can hitch a ride over to Dolsan Island. Another great attraction is the Sky Tower, near the Expo. At the top of the tower, you will find a coffee shop that has offers beautiful views of the sea. At nighttime, the tower is colorful lit-up display!

Eat Fresh Seafood

There’s lots of seafood to be enjoy in Yeosu, since the city is coastal. Whether you love clams, crabs, or are craving sashimi, it can be found here. Yeosu has its own fish market, where a lot of seafood restaurants and shops can be found nearby. As you spend more time living in Yeosu, you can explore the various restaurants to find your favorite seafood places.

Interact with Other Teachers Living in Yeosu

For being a smaller Korean city, Yeosu has a lot of foreign teachers! There are many individuals who are willing to hang out – whether you want to host a game night or want to go out for dinner and drinks. Once you get settled into your new school and home, head over to the Yeosu Wayguks Page. Here you can learn more about the area, get answers to your questions, and learn more about planned meet-ups and events. If you’re looking to make new friends while living in South Korea, you’ll love the people that you meet here.

There are a lot of things to explore in this great city. If you find yourself living and working in Yeosu, South Korea, you will be sure to have a lot of fun!

By Natasha Gabrielle

Natasha is a travel blogger, ESL teacher, adventurer, and sometimes runner—currently living abroad and teaching english in South Korea. She blogs about living and teaching in South Korea as well as her travel adventures. Find out more about her and her travels at

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