Lighthouses of South Korea: Tongyeong Area

This page covers lighthouses of the city of Tongyeong in southwestern Gyeongsangnam (South Gyeongsang) province on South Korea's south coast. Tongyeong (formerly called Chungmu) is a seaport at the end of the blunt Goseong Peninsula, separated from the island of Geojedo to the east by the island-strewn waters of Goeje Bay and from the island of Namhaedo to the west by the island-strewn waters of Goseong Bay. There is a separate page for lighthouses of Goseong Bay, including the Saryang and Yokjim Districts of Tongyeong City.

For most of its history, Korea was an independent kingdom, or at least an autonomous kingdom under Chinese influence. This came to an end in 1910, when Japan annexed all of Korea. At the end of World War II in 1945, the 38° parallel was established as the dividing line between U.S. and Soviet zones of occupation, and in 1948 separate civil administrations were established in the two halves of the country. The Korean War (1950-53) ended in a draw, with the armistice line falling close to the prewar 38° line. The Republic of Korea (ROK), commonly called South Korea, occupies the Korean peninsula south of the armistice line.

Following several recent government reorganizations, navigational aids in the ROK are now regulated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF). Management of lighthouses in Tongyeong is the responsibility of the Masan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Administration. In Korean, the word for a lighthouse is donghae (등대); dan is a cape, do is an island, and hang is a harbor .

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. KR numbers, where available, are from the Korean light list. Admiralty numbers are from volume M of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
Aids to Navigation Status
Light list (in Korean) posted by the MOMAF office in Masan.
Lighthouses
A large collection of photos posted on Panoramio by Kim Cheol Bong.
KAAN Major Lighthouse Information
KAAN is the Korean Association of Aids to Navigation. Click on the map for information concerning each province, and then scroll down for small photos. All the data is in Korean. An English version of the page has the names of the lighthouses, but no photos.

Somaemuldo Light
Somaemuldo Light, Korea Strait, October 2007
Panoramio photo copyright Seong Kyung Ho; permission requested

Hansan District Lighthouses

Somaemuldo Area Lighthouses
Note: These lighthouses are on a chain of islands extending south southwest from the island and city of Geoje.
Gaodo (Kaodo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. Kim Cheol Bong has a closeup photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Gaodo is the northernmost island in a chain extending southward from the southern tip of Geojedo. The island is included in the Hallyeo Maritime National Park. Located on the southeastern tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4331.85; NGA 16876.5.
Eoyudo (Oyudo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower rising from a round concrete base. Entire lighthouse is white. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2011 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northern tip of Eoyudo, about 3 km (2 mi) south of the Gaodo lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4334.5; NGA 16876.7.
* Danggeum (Maemuldo) Hang North Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); red flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is red. Kim Cheol Bong has a closeup, also a view and a second view from above the harbor, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the main breakwater of Danggeum harbor on Maejukdo, an island to the north of Somaemuldo. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4334.2; NGA 16873.
** Somaemuldo (Somaemul To) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1917). Active; focal plane 91 m (299 ft); white flash every 13 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and two galleries. Entire lighthouse is white. 2-story keeper's house and other light station buildings. Seong Kyung Ho's photo is above, Pyoung su Kim has a photo, a 2010 photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. This is not the original lighthouse, which had a focal plane of 83.5 m (274 ft). This lighthouse helps guide vessels through the narrow passage of the Korea Strait. Somaemuldo is the southernmost in a chain of precipitous rocky islands extending southward from the southern tip of Geojedo. The island is included in the Hallyeo Maritime National Park. The lighthouse is actually located on a smaller island, Deungdaesum ("Lighthouse Island"), which is joined to Somaemuldo by a causeway at low tide. Located at the highest point of the island. Accessible by boat or, with caution, on foot at low tide. Site open, visitors can climb to the lower gallery by an external stair, tower closed. ARLHS SKR-026; Admiralty M4332; NGA 16872.

Hansando East Coast and Bongamdo Lighthouses
Note: Hansando (Hansan Island) is an island about 8 km (5 mi) long southeast of Tongyeong and southwest of Geoje. Bongamdo (Chubongdo) is a smaller island that extends west to east off the southeastern side of Hansando, partially closing the entrance to Geoje Bay.
Pisando (Yeokkkeut)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); green flash every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete pier with double gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located just off the northeastern corner of Hansando, markin a very narrow passage around the island. Accessible only by boat, although there's a close view from shore. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4330.8; NGA 16899.
Cheolcho
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); red flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round strongly tapered concrete tower, painted red. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the southwestern point of Bongamdo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4331; NGA 16900.
Bongamdo (Pongamdo, Chubongdo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white flash every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. A photo is at right, Kim Cheol Bong has a 2011 photo, and Google has a satellite view of the location. Bongamdo is an island southwest of Geojedo. Located at the eastern end of the island, marking the beginning of a sheltered route to Tongyeong along the southwest side of Geojedo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4330.7; NGA 16898.
 
Bongamdo Light
Bongamdo (Chubongdo) Light, Geoje Man, August 2009
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Asfreeas

Yonghodo and Bijindo Lighthouses
* Hodu Hang West Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete lighthouse, painted red. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, but the light is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Hodu is fishing port on the north side of Yonghodo, an island off the south end of Hansando; a recent project has built new breakwaters for the harbor. Located at the end of the west breakwater of Hodu. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. KR-2182.2.
* Hodu Hang East Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete lighthouse, painted white. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, but the light is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located at the end of the east breakwater of Hodu. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. KR-2182.1.
* Naehang Hang Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical red concrete tower. A photo is at right, Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater of Naehang Hang, at the northwestern end of Bijindo, an island about 6 km (3.5 mi) southeast of the southernmost tip of the Goseong peninsula. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Not listed by the Admiralty. Admiralty M4331.515; NGA 16887.5.

Hansando West Coast Lighthouses
* Hapo Hang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete lighthouse. Entire lighthouse is white. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater of a small harbor near the southwestern tip of Hansando. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4331.15; NGA 16886.7.
Bijindo Breakwater Light
Naehang Hang Breakwater Light, September 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by kilim
Gaksuyeo (Kaksu-so)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (45 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted black with a red horizontal band. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) off the southwestern tip of Hansando and a similar distance off the western tip of Yonghodo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4331.5; NGA 16896.
* Jangjakji (Changjakji) Hang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round hourglass-shaped concrete lighthouse, painted red. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2011 photo, Heo Jinwook also has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater of a small harbor on the southwest coast of Hansando. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4331.25; NGA 16902.
Hansan Hang ("Turtle Ship Lighthouse")
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) white concrete post light, mounted on a concrete pier sculpted in the form of a medieval "turtle ship." Cheol Hwan Kim's photo is at right, Seong Kyung Ho also has a closeup photo, Xelose Chang has a photo from a different angle, Peta Berry has another photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. This unusual light honors the famous Korean admiral Lee Sun-Sin, who defeated Japanese invading fleets with a much smaller fleet of turtle ships in the late 1500s. A replica of a turtle ship is a well known attraction in Tongyeong. Located on a shoal in the harbor of Hansan, a port on Hansando, a large island about 7 km (4.5 mi) south southeast of Tongyeong. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4325; NGA 16908.
Daecho (Taech'o)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); red flash every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower, painted red, mounted on a round concrete pier. Justin Lee has a photo, Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located in Geoje Bay about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east southeast of Tongyeong harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4325.4; NGA 16911.
Hansan Hang Light
Hansan Hang (Turtle Ship) Light, Hansan, October 2007
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by Cheol Hwan Kim

Eastern Goseong County Lighthouse

Note: For other lighthouses of Goseong County, see the Goseong Bay page.
Danghangpo (Donghang)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 11 m (33 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse painted black with a broad red horizontal band. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2012 photo, a more distant view (over 3/4 the way down the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef just off Donghang harbor, on the east side of Goseong County north of Tongyeong. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4340.995.

Northern Tongyeong Lighthouses

Yongnam District (Northeastern Tongyeong) Lighthouses
Anjeong Hang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); red flash every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted red. The light can be seen near the center in Kim Cheol Bong's panoramic view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a breakwater pier at the giant Sungdong shipyard on the east side of the Goseong peninsula in the northeastern corner of Tongyeong. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4340.975; NGA 16931.
* Yepo Hang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8.5 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a pier of the Yepo fishing harbor, just south of the Sungdong shipyard. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4340.973; NGA 16929.9.
* Gyeonyu Hang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); red flash every 6 s. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) round hourglass-shaped concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is red. Kim Cheol Bong had a 2013 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the Gyeongyu east breakwater. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4328.2.
Gyeonnaeryang (Kyonnaeryang)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); green flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted green. A photo shows the light to the right of center, in front of the bridge. Google has a satellite view. Located in the narrow channel between Geoje and Tongyeong, about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of Tongyeong city. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4328; NGA 16936.
Saseo (Sado, Saso)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on an island in northern Geoje Bay about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northeast of the entrance to Tongyeong harbor. Admiralty M4327; NGA 16928.

Tongyeong Harbor North Side Lighthouses
Tongyeong (Chungmu Hang) North Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); red flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted red. Kim Cheol Bong's photo is at right, another photo is available, a distant view shows both Tongyeong breakwater lights, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the short north breakwater of Tongyeong's traditional harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4325.9; NGA 16918.
Tongyeong (Chungmu Hang) South Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); green flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. A distant view is available, the light is at left in Kim Cheol Bong's photo of the north breakwater, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the south breakwater of Tongyeong's traditional harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4325.85; NGA 16918.5.
Jangseo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); six quick white flashes and one longer white flash every 15 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with double gallery; upper portion of the tower painted yellow, lower portion black. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located just offshore and west of the entrance to Tongyeong's traditional harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4326.5; NGA 16916.
Tongyeong Beacon #7
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); green flash every 5 s. 16 m (52 ft) round green concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This light and its companion Beacon #8 bracket the channel about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) west of the Donam Hang lights. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4323.6; NGA 16920.
Tongyeong Beacon #8
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); red flash every 5 s. 14 m (46 ft) round red concrete tower. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4323.7; NGA 16924.
Tongyeong North Breakwater Light
Tongyeong North Breakwater Light, Tongyeong, August 2011
Panoramio photo copyright Kim Cheol Bong; used by permission

Myeongjeong District (Northwestern Tongyeong) Lighthouses
Pildo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2012 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the west end of an island about 5 km (3 mi) west of Pyeongnim Hang. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4323; NGA 16952.
Pyeongnim Hang Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); red flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round red concrete tower. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2013 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater of a small boat harbor on the east side of Goseong Bay about 8 km (5 mi) west of Tongyeong. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4323.095; NGA 16953.

Mireuk Island Lighthouses

Note: Mireuk Island (Mireukdo) is a mountainous island roughly 10 km (6 mi) in diameter, with a long, ragged peninsula pointing off its northwestern side into Goseong Bay. The island is separated from the southern tip of the Goseong Peninsula by the narrow strait of Tongyeong Harbor. The Hallyeo-Haesang National Park includes a large fraction of the island.
Tongyeong Harbor South Side Lighthouses
Sirammal (Shirammal)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) square concrete tower, painted white. Kim Cheol Bong has a view from the sea, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the south side of the approach to Tongyeong harbor from the west. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4323.1; NGA 16942.
* Yultongyeongunha (Misu Hang)
2011. Active; focal plane about 10 m (33 ft); red light, characteristic unknown. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower, painted red with four narrow white bands near the base. Kim Cheol Bong has a 2011 photo and a second photo, Thaddeus McCleary has a closeup, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a pier on the south side of Tongyeong harbor about 150 m (165 ft) east of the Tongyeong Bridge. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4323.5.
Donam (Tonam) Hang Central Breakwater West End
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); four green flashes every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white. Dmitriy Naroditskiy has a 2012 photo, Kim Kyung-moo has a distant view, Kim Cheol Bong has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of a detached breakwater a short distance west of the West Breakwater Light (previous entry). Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4325.62.
Donam (Tonam) Hang Central Breakwater East End
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); four red flashes every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted red. Dmitriy Naroditskiy has a 2012 photo, Kim Cheol Bong has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of a detached breakwater a short distance west of the West Breakwater Light (previous entry). Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4325.6.
Donam (Tonam) Hang West Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted yellow. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo of the harbor, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the end of the west breakwater at Tonam Hang. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4325.55; NGA 16915.5.
Donam (Tonam) Hang Detached Breakwater West Head
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); two green flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. The light is behind the pencil lighthouse in Justin Lee's photo, Kim Cheol Bong has a 2012 photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the west end of a detached breakwater sheltering Tonam Hang. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4325.8; NGA 16915.
Donam (Tonam) Hang Detached Breakwater East Head
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted red. The light is behind the pencil lighthouse in Justin Lee's photo, Kim Cheol Bong has a 2012 photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the east end of a detached breakwater sheltering Tonam Hang. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty M4325.7; NGA 16914.
* Donam (Tonam) Hang East Breakwater ("Pencil Lighthouse") (2)
2007. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); green flash every 4 s. 17 m (56 ft) round white concrete tower with a conical top; the light is shown from a pyramidal lens at the tip of the tower. The tower is covered with reflective panels. One of Antonio Choi's photos is at right, Justin Lee has a photo, a closeup is available, Kim Cheol Bong has a photo, Choi has a more distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Tonam Hang is a basin on the south side of Tongyeong harbor. The original lighthouse was 6 m (20 ft) tall. Located at the end of the east breakwater at Tonam Hang. Accessible by walking the pier. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4325.5; NGA 16915.7.
Donam Hang East Breakwater Light
Donam Hang East Breakwater ("Pencil") Light, July 2007
Panoramio photo copyright Antonio Choi; used by permission

Sanyang District Lighthouses
Tongyeong (Chungmu) Approach
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); green flash every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted green. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo and a more distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 1 km (0.6 mi) northeast of the Tongyeong harbor entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4326.3; NGA 16929.
* Iun Hang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Entire lighthouse is white. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo, Lee Iljoo has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater of Iun harbor, on the central east coast of Mireuk Island. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4325.1; NGA 16882.
Jodo (Jo Do) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1917). Active; focal plane 55 m (180 ft); white flash every 4 s. 16 m (52 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo and second photo, and Google has a satellite view. The original tower had a height of 7 m (23 ft). Jodo is an island off the southeastern tip of Mireuk Island. Located on the northeastern tip of the island, about 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the Ogokdo light (see below). Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4324; NGA 16892.
* Hangnim Hang (Haklimdo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Entire lighthouse is white. Kim Cheol Bong's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the east breakwater of Hangnim harbor on the north side of Haklimdo, an island connected to Jodo by an isthmus. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4322.82; NGA 16886.5.
Ogokdo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 61 m (200 ft); white flash every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) hexagonal concrete tower, painted white. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo and a distant view from the sea, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view of the location. Located on an island about 16 km (10 mi) south of Tongyeong, marking the beginning of the approach to the port from the south. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4322.75; NGA 16893.
Jeodo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 16 m (52 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted black with a red horizontal band. No photo available, but the light is (barely) visible in a Google satellite view. Located on a shoal between two islands about 4 km (2.5 mi) south southwest of the southernmost tip of the Goseong peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4322.8; NGA 16888.
Oebujido (Pyeongso, P'yongso)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); green flash every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) round green concrete tower. The light appears at the far right in Kim Cheol Bong's photo of the island, but the island is only a blur in Google's satellite view. Located on a skerry about 10 km (6 mi) south southwest of the southernmost tip of the Goseong peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4322.72; NGA 16894.
Hangnim Hang Light
Hangnim Hang Breakwater Light, Sanyang-eup, February 2012
Panoramio photo copyright 김 철 봉; used by permission
Budo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white flash every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round strongly conical concrete tower. Kim Cheol Bong has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on an island about 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Samdeok Hang. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4322.9; NGA 16884.
Tuguyeo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 11 m (36 ft) tower, painted black with one red horizontal band. A closeup photo is available, Kim Cheol Bong has a photo and a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. The structures surrounding the light are for fish farming. Located on a rock about 800 m (1/2 mi) due south of Samdeok Hang. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4322.942.
Samdeok Hang East Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); red flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical red concrete tower. Kim Cheol Bong has a closeup photo, another closeup and a third photo are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater of a small boat harbor on the east side of Goseong Bay about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Tongyeong. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4322.92.

Chudo Lighthouse
Chudo
2008. Active; focal plane 132 m (433 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the eastern end of Chudo, an island about 3 km (2 mi) long and about 18 km (11 mi) southwest of Tongyeong. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4322.85; NGA 16886.

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Posted December 4, 2007. Checked and revised April 24, 2014. Lighthouses: 47. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.