Coordinates: 37°23′31″N 126°24′56″E / 37.39194°N 126.41556°E / 37.39194; 126.41556
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Satellite view of Muuido
Korean name
Revised RomanizationMuuido

Muuido, also known as Muui Island, is an island in South Korea. It is a small island located south of Yongyu Island, which was joined with Yeongjong Island when Incheon International Airport was built. Muui Island measures 5.2 kilometres (3.2 mi) long and 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) wide. The island is visible from the airport.

Muui Island is served by a daily ferry from Incheon ferry terminal on the mainland, as well as by a frequent car ferry which crosses the narrow channel separating the island from Yongyu Island. Buses run from the airport and the Incheon Airport Maglev will also provide service to nearby Yongyu station. With the opening of Muui Bridge between Muui and Yeongjong, ferry service to the island has been reduced.

The island's name, "Muui", means "dancer's dress" in Korean.[1] It is a beautiful spot popular with locals and expat tourists, who like to visit the two main beaches of the island, Silmi Beach and Hanagae Beach.

Muuido is mentioned in Eugene Clark's Korean War narrative The Secrets of Incheon.


Hanagae is about a kilometer long and has a vast tidal flat.[2]

It has small cabanas on the beach for overnight lodging, and an assortment of local restaurants and hotels. There are many shellfish on the shores of the island. At Hanagae Beach, people can catch crabs, clams, snails, surf clams, and horned turbans.[3] Hanagae has an outdoor stage and has hosted festivals, including the punk festival IT'S A FEST[4] and Muuido Summer Sea Dance Festival.


Silmi Island is a smaller uninhabited island located off the NW shore of Muui Island. It is famously the former training site for Unit 684, as depicted in the film Silmido.

Cabana at Hanagae Beach, Muuido
Muuido from Ferry dock

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37°23′31″N 126°24′56″E / 37.39194°N 126.41556°E / 37.39194; 126.41556


  1. ^ Park, Hye-mi (27 May 2016). "[Sponsored Report] Incheon offers gateway into the culture of Korea". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  2. ^ Lee, Woo-young (13 July 2014). "Beach getaways less than an hour from Incheon International Airport". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ Dunbar, Jon (29 August 2019). "Hanagae offers beach for city dwellers". The Korea Times. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  4. ^ Dunbar, Jon (11 June 2019). "Beach punk festival takes over Muui Island". The Korea Times. Retrieved 31 August 2019.