Seopjikoji is on the east coast of Jeju island. In the Jeju dialect, “Seopji” means a narrow piece of land and “Koji” means a promontory. During the Joseon period, a signal fire beacon was located on “Seopjikoji”. The shoreline is covered with volcanic red rocks and pebbles, and many of the rocks are of strange, spectacular shapes. One large rock known as “Seondolbawi” looks like a candlestick. According to local folklore, it was created when the son of the sea god turned to stone as his love for a nymph was not returned.
Seopjikoji was the filming site of “Gingko Bed”, “The Uprising”, “One Thousand and One Nights” and other Korean TV dramas.