Lighthouses of South Korea: Goheung Area

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.

This page covers lighthouses of the Goheung Peninsula area on the south coast of Korea, west of Yeosu. Also included are lighthouses of the Geomundo archipelago and other islands lying south of Goheung County in the Korea Strait; these islands comprise the Samsan district (Samsanmyeung) of Yeosu City. This is an intricate coast, with countless small islands and reefs requiring the greatest care from navigators.

Following several recent government reorganizations, navigational aids in the ROK are now regulated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF). Most of the lights on this page are maintained by the Yeosu 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. Admiralty numbers are from volume M of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA

General Sources
Kiso's Lighthouses - Korea
Photos posted by a Japanese lighthouse fan.
World of Lighthouses - South Korea
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
 

Old Geomundo Light
1905 Geomundo Light, Seodo, Yeosu
Yeosu Port Office photo

Goheung County Lighthouses

Dongil District Lighthouses
Note: The Dongil district includes the island of Naenarodo, off the southeastern end of the Goheung Peninsula, and associated small islands. The population of the district is about 1800.
Naenarodo (Narodo)
1962. Active; focal plane 100 m (328 ft); white flash every 5 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) round white concrete tower. Bing has a satellite view. Located on the heights at the southeastern corner of Naenarodo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4304; NGA 17272.
Samam (Samamdo)
1990. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); nine quick white flashes every 15 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower, painted yellow with one black horizontal band. Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef just off the west point of Naenarodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4300.3; NGA 17282.

Bongrae District Lighthouses
Note: The Bongrae district includes the island of Oenarodo, separated from Naerarodo by a narrow channel, and associated small islands. The population of the district is about 2300.
Juinyeo (Chuinyo)
1993. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted black with one red horizontal band. Google has a satellite view. Located on a rock about 3.2 km (2 mi) east of Oenarodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4303; NGA 17231.
Taengmunam (Taekmunam)
2007. Active; focal plane 19 m (69 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 21 m (69 ft) round concrete tower, painted black with a red horizontal band. Located on a shoal about 8 km (5 mi) east of Oenarodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4302.5; NGA 17231.1.
Tanggeonyeo (Tanggeon Yeo) (2?)
Date unknown (station established 1927). Active; focal plane 52 m (171 ft); white flash every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) octagonal white concrete tower. The port office photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 8 km (5 mi) south of Oenarodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4302; NGA 17268.
Narodo West Breakwater
1967. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); green flash every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) octagonal white concrete tower mounted an an octagonal base. Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the west breakwater of Narodo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4301; NGA 17284.
Aedo (Sayangdo (2))
2007. 10.5 m (34 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. Google has a good satellite view. Located on the south side of the entrance to Sayang harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4300; NGA 17280.
Tanggeonyeo Light
Tanggeonyeo Light, Bongrae, Goheung
Yeosu Port Office photo

Dohwa District Lighthouses
Note: The Dohwa district includes the coast at the southern end of the Goheung Peninsula. The district has a population of about 4800.
* Naebal Hang
1998. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); green flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal white concrete tower. A distant view is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the west breakwater of Naebal harbor. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.75; NGA 17273.
Manyeo
2013. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); nine quick white flashes every 15 s. 17 m (56 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower painted yellow with a black horizontal band. No photo available, and the lighthouse is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located on a reef about 1.5 km (1 mi) off the southern tip of the Goheung Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.73.
Jijukdo (Chijukdo, Chijuk-to, Seoraeyeo)
2002. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); six quick white flashes followed by one long white flash, every 15 s. 21 m (69 ft) round tower, upper half painted yellow and lower half black. Bing has a satellite view. The color patterm on the lighthouse has changed since the Yeosu photo was taken. The lighthouse marks an obstruction in a very narrow passage at the southern end of the Goheung peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.72; NGA 17227.
Geomdungyeo
2006. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); nine quick white flashes every 15 s. 14 m (46 ft) round concrete tower, painted yellow with one black horizontal band. No photo available; Google has a distant satellite view, and Naver has a better satellite view. Located on a rock off the west side of the southernmost tip of the Goheung Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.69.

Doyang District: Sisando Lighthouses
Note: Sisando is an irregularly-shaped island about 15 km (9 mi) south of the Goheung Peninsula. The island is part of the Doyang district, although it is isolated from the rest of that district.
Sisando North
1990. Active; focal plane 52 m (171 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northwestern tip of Sisando. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4297.4; NGA 17230.
Sisan Hang Detached Breakwater North End
2009. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); four yellow flashes every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is yellow. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view and Naver has a satellite view. Located at the north end of the detached breakwater protecting the northern entrance to Sisan harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4297.1.
Sisan Hang Detached Breakwater South End
2009. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view and Naver has a satellite view. Located at the south end of the detached breakwater protecting the northern entrance to Sisan harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4297.12.
Sisan Hang Songdo West Breakwater
1998. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); three green flashes every 7 s. 8 m (26 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. Bing has a satellite view and Naver has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater on the west side of the island of Songdo in Sisan harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4297.2; NGA 17229.2.
Sisan Hang Songdo East Breakwater
1998. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); red flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted red. Bing has a satellite view and Naver has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater on the east side of the island of Songdo in Sisan harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4297.25; NGA 17229.5.
* Sisan Hang South Breakwater
2001. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); green flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with gallery. Bing has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater at the entrance to the small boat harbor on the east side of Sisando. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4297.3; NGA 17229.4.
Sisando (Shisando, Sisan Do)
1983. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); white flash every 12 s. 6 m (20 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. Bing has a satellite view. Located near the southern cape of a small island off the southern tip of Sisando. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4297; NGA 17228.

Geumsan District Lighthouses
Note: Geumsan includes the relatively large island of Geogeumdo, about 16 km (10 mi) long and up to 8 km (5 mi) wide, separated from the southwest side of the Goheung Peninsula by a channel about 3 km (2 mi) wide. The population is about 5200.
Gyedo (Kye Som)
2000. Active; focal plane 12m (39 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12 m (39 ft) octagonal cylindrical white concrete tower. Bing has a distant satellite view; Naver has a somewhat better view. Located on the south point of a small island off the northeast corner of Geogeumdo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. M4298.5; NGA 17272.5.
Gyedo Light
Gyedo Light, Geumsan
Port of Yeosu photo
Monyeodo
2004. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 19 m (62 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view, and Naver has a good view. Located on a rock off the southeast coast of Geogeumdo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4297.5; NGA 17301.6.
Odongdo (Geogeumdo Odongdo)
2001. Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); white flash every 5 s. 14 m (46 ft) octagonal concrete tower, painted white. Not to be confused with the much better known Odongdo Light at Yeosu (see the Yeosu page). A photo is at right, and Google has only a distant satellite view, but Naver has a good view. This Odongdo is an island just off the western tip of Geogeumdo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4297.6; NGA 17301.5.
Yeonheungdo
2011. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); quick-flashing white light. 11 m (36) round concrete tower, upper half painted black, lower half yellow. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the northwest tip of Geogeumdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4297.65; NGA 17300.8.

Pungyang District Lighthouses
Note: Pungyang district is on the mainland, on the southwest side of the Goheung Peninsula.
Pungnam West Breakwater (2)
2002. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); green flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the end of the main (really the south) breakwater of Pungnam, a harbor on the southwest side of the Goheung peninsula. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4298.6; NGA 17230.5.
Gamdeungseo
2005. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a rock on the north side of the narrow channel on the north side of Geogeumdo, off Pungnam. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4298.55; NGA 17230.2.
Geogeumdo Light
Geogeumdo Odongdo Light
Port of Yeosu photo

Doyang District: Nokdong and Sorokdo Lighthouses
Note: Nokdong (formerly called Doyang) is a port at the southwestern tip of the Goheung Peninsula, sheltered by the large island of Sorokdo. The strait separating Sorokdo from Nokdong is roughly 400-500 m (1/4 mi) wide; it has been enclosed by breakwaters at both ends to create the harbor.
Sorokdo (Sorok To)
1937. Inactive since 2011. 7.5 m (25 ft) round brick tower, painted white. A page with photos and historical information is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Sorokdo is an island about 3 km (1.8 mi) long located just off the port of Nokdong. The island was formerly a leper colony. During the Japanese occupation, leprosy patients were forced to construct the lighthouse. Located on the southern tip of the island. Site status unknown. ex-Admiralty M4298; ex-NGA 17296.
Sorokdo West End
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); nine quick white flashes every 15 s. 17 m (56 ft) round tower, painted yellow with one black horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view and Naver has a good view. Located just off the western tip of Sorokdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4297.8; NGA 17294.
Jangyekeunyeo
2006. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); nine quick white flashes every 15 s. 16 m (52 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted yellow with one black horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view, and Naver has a satellite view. Located on a shoal just off the western tip of Sorokdo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.65.
Sapyogido
2011. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); quick-flashing white light. 11 m (36) round concrete tower, upper half painted black, lower half yellow. A photo is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island off the northwest coast of Sorokdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4298.9; NGA 17295.
Nokdong Hang West Detached Breakwater South Head
1994. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); green flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted yellow. A closeup photo is available, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on the south end of a detached breakwater opposite the North Breakwater Light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4299.5.
Sorokdo Light
Sorokdo Light, Nokdong
Korean Cultural Affairs Ministry photo
Nokdong Hang West Detached Breakwater North Head
1993. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted red. A closeup photo is available, a photo shows this light on the left, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. This light and the previous one frame the western entrance to Nokdong harbor. Located on the north end of a detached breakwater opposite the North Breakwater Light. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4299.4; NGA 17299.
* Nokdong Hang North Breakwater
1999. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); two green flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with gallery. The light is seen to the right of the Sorokdo Bridge in Jan de Fietser's photo, it's on the right in another photo, a closeup photo is available, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on the breakwater in Nokdong at the northwestern entrance to the harbor. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.2; NGA 17298.
* Nokdong Hang East Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); red flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) concrete post rising from a round 1-story concrete equipment room. A closeup photo is available, the light is at the far right of Jongil Lee's photo of the harbor, and Naver has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a breakwater quay on the Nokdong waterfront. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299; NGA 17300.
Nokdong Hang South Breakwater
1993. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); green flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with gallery. Mark Fearer's 2009 photo is at right, and another photo is available; Google has a distant satellite view, and Naver has a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater extending from Sorokdo at the southwestern entrance to the harbor. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.6; NGA 17298.5.
Nokdong Southe Breakwater Light
Nokdong Hang South Breakwater Light, Nokdong, May 2009
Panoramio photo copyright Mark Fearer; used by permission
Sinheung (Sinhung)
2003. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off the western coast of the Goheung Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.68; NGA 17300.5.

Duwon District Lighthouse
Deungnyangman
2008. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); nine quick white flashes every 15 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with double gallery, painted black with one yellow horizontal band. A closeup photo is available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a shoal off the northwestern coast of the Goheung Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.67.

Daeseo District Lighthouse
Note: Daeseo is on the mainland just west of the base of the Goheung Peninsula.
Hayeo
2012. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. This light guides vessels into a large sheltered bay on te northwest corner of the peninsula. Located on a shoal off the coast of the Daeseo District. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4299.66.

Yeosu City Samsan District Lighthouses

Sonjukdo Area Lighthouses
Note: Sonjukdo is an island about 20 km (13 mi) south of the Goheung peninsula.
Daeduyeog (Taeduyok) Seo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); white flash every 5 s. 6 m (20 ft) round white concrete tower. Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry about 18 km (11 mi) east southeast of Sonjukdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4300.6; NGA 17264.
Sonjukdo (Sonjuk Do)
1981. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 15 s. 10 m (33 ft) round hourglass-shaped white concrete tower. Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry just off the northwestern tip of Sonjukdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4300.4; NGA 17232.
Jimado (Chimado)
1998. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 17 m (56 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. NGA misspells the name as Jimudo. Located on an islet about 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Sayang and 5 km (3 mi) north of Sonjukdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4300.5; NGA 17262.
Muhakdo (Muhakto)
1998. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the northern tip of Muhakdo, and island about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Sonjukdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4300.55; NGA 17261.

Chodo Area Lighthouses
Note: Chodo is an island about 25 km (15 mi) south of the Goheung Peninsula and 15 km (9 mi) north of Geomundo.
Junggyeoldo (Chunggyolto, Podunaji)
2000. Active; focal plane 78 m (256 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. Google has only a distant satellite view, but Naver has a better view. Located on a steep-sided island about 6 km (3.5 mi) north of the northern tip of Chodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4296.8; NGA 17233.
Chodo East
2011. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); three quick white flashes every 10 s. 11 m (36 ft) post mounted on a concrete pier. Lighthouse painted black with one yellow horizontal band. No photo available, and the lighthouse is too new to appear in Google's very distant satellite view of the location. Located on a reef off the east side of Chodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4295.2; NGA 17236.1.
Chodo
1982. Active; focal plane 55 m (180 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round hourglass-shaped white concrete tower. Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island off the southeastern tip of Chodo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4295; NGA 17236.
Chodo (Cho Do) North Breakwater
2002. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); green flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) octagonal concrete tower, painted white. Google has a distant satellite view, and Naver has a clear view. Chodo is a substantial island in the Korea Strait, about 6 km (3.5 mi) long and about 30 km (19 mi) southwest of Sayang. Located at the end of the north breakwater of Chodo harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4295.3; NGA 17234.
Yeokmando
1984. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 9 s. 6 m (20 ft) round white concrete tower. Two photos are available, the light is barely visible in Google's fuzzy satellite view, and Naver has a distant satellite view. Located on a cliff on the northwest side of a small island about 10 km (6 mi) southeast of Chodo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4294.5; NGA 17240.

Sangbaekdo Lighthouses
Sangbaekdo (Habaegdo, Habaekdo, Habaeg Do) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1968). Active; focal plane 160 m (525 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) square cylindrical white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. A photo (1/3 the way down the page) shows the top of the tower. In a distant photo of this major navigational hazard, Sangbaekdo is the island on the left, and at high magnification (click on the photo) the lighthouse can be seen on the highest point. Google has a distant satellite view of the reef, and Naver has a distant satellite view of the lighthouse. Located on a pinnacle about 25 km (15 mi) east of Geomundo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4294; NGA 17260.
Munseo
2006. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 4 s. 18 m (59 ft) octagonal cylindrical white concrete tower with double gallery, mounted on an octagonal concrete base. A photo is at right, but Google's satellite view is too distant to show the lighthouse. Naver has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a rocky reef about 8 km (5 mi) north of Sangbaekdo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4294.3; NGA 17260.5.
Munseo LightMunseo Light, 2006
Yeosu Port Office photo

Geomundo Lighthouses
Note: Geomundo (formerly called Komundo by Westerners) is a small group of islands in the Korea Strait about 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Wando and 60 km (37.5 mi) northeast of Jeju (Cheju). The two principal islands, Seodo on the west and Dongdo on the east, shelter a magnificent harbor between them. As a result, the islands have strategic importance, and the British established a naval station called Port Hamilton on them in the 1880s. Today the islands are a popular tourist destination, with the historic light station as a major attraction. The islands are attached administratively to Yeosu City.
Sosambudo
2003. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); white flash every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) octagonal cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. Two closeup photos are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of a small island about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of the Geomundo lighthouses. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4293.5; NGA 17243.
Banyeo (Pan Yeo)
1987. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with double gallery. Lighthouse painted black with one red horizontal band. Naver has a distant satellite view. Located on a shoal about 1.5 km (1 mi) north of Geomundo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4293; NGA 17246.
#Noksangot (Nogsan Got) (1)
1958. Inactive since 2005 and probably demolished. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. A photo is available.
* Noksangot (Nogsan Got) (2)
2005 (station established 1958). Active; focal plane 95 m (312 ft); white flash every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with gallery. A photo is at right, a closeup photo is available, Google has an indistinct satellite view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northern point of Seodo. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4292; NGA 17248.
Dongdo North Breakwater
2000. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); green flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with double gallery, painted white. This light and the next frame the north entrance to the protected harbor of Geomundo. This light is on the right in a view looking north, Google has a distant satellite view, and Bing has a better satellite view. Located at the end of a short breakwater at the northwestern point of Dongdo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4292.5.
Seodo North Breakwater
2000. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); red flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with double gallery, painted red. This light is on the left in a view looking north, a photo looking west has the Noksangot lighthouse in the background, Google has a distant satellite view, and Bing has a better satellite view. Located at the end of a short breakwater at the northeastern point of Seodo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4292.51.
* Seodo Hang
1985. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with gallery. The 1-story building next to the lighthouse is probably a harbor master's office. A closeup photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a pier in northern Seodo, a short distance inside the harbor entrance. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4291.
Noksangot Light
Noksangot Light, Geomundo, 2008
Panoramio photo copyright Korea Tourism Organization
Geomundo Hang North Breakwater (Dongdo South Breakwater)
1989. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted red. A photo is available, Bing has a distant satellite view, and Naver has a satellite view. This light and the next frame the southern entrance to the protected harbor of Geomundo. Located at the end of a 1 km (0.6 mi) long breakwater extending from the southwestern point of Dongdo. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4287; NGA 17252.
Geomundo Hang East Breakwater
1996. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); green flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. This light is the more distant of the two lights on the left of a view of the harbor; Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of a short breakwater opposite the Dongdo South Breakwater. Site status unknown. Admiralty M4286.5; NGA 17251.
* Geomundo Hang West Breakwater
Date unknown (recent; station established 1974). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); green flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A photo and a second photo are available. The Port of Yeosu photo and Naver's satellite view show the original light. Located at the end of a short breakwater southwest of the East Breakwater. Accessible by walking the pier Site open, tower closed. Admiralty M4290.2; NGA 17250.
* Geomundo (1)
1905. Inactive since 2006. 6 m (20 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Entire lighthouse painted white. A closeup photo is at the top of this page, the tower appears in JayHyuck Shin's photo at right, an October 2007 photo shows the lens still mounted in the old tower, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. Another photo is a closeup of the fog siren, which is still active. Accommodations are available in a hostel at the station. Located at the southern tip of Seodo, the largest island of the group. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS SKR-007.
*** Geomundo (2)
2006 (station established 1905). Active; focal plane about 95 m (312 ft); white flash every 15 s. 33 m (108 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and a large hexagonal observation deck. Fog siren (blast every 50 s). Entire lighthouse is white. JayHyuck Shin's photo is at right, a May 2006 photo and second photo showing both lighthouses are available, and there is a closeup of the new tower. This new lighthouse was completed in August 2006. It is clearly designed for public access, but we have no information on the schedule. Located adjacent to the historic lighthouse. Site open, tower open to the observation deck. Admiralty M4286; NGA 17244.
Geomundo Lights
Old and New Geomundo Lights, Seodo, August 2009
Flickr Creative Commons photo by JayHyuck Shin

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Posted January 9, 2008. Checked and revised May 26, 2014. Lighthouses: 59. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.