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Gwangalli Beach

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Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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+82 10-6889-7818

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Best beach in Busan

Great beach. Might not be as wide as Haeundae but everything is RIGHT THERE at the beach (food, drink, washroom). Not having to walk great distances makes it super convenient... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
Nathan M
Busan, South Korea
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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great beach. Might not be as wide as Haeundae but everything is RIGHT THERE at the beach (food, drink, washroom). Not having to walk great distances makes it super convenient. The prices in Haeundae are higher also. The bridge makes a nice background especially at night. Personally, I find Haeundae a little scary at night. All in all, this place... More 

3 Thank Nathan M
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a walk-able beach. From side to another side is not really far. Surrounded by seafood restaurants and food stalls. The beach itself is very clean but the sand is quite harsh and brown. Very urban scenery!

Thank dannytrotters
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went to the beach at 7:30am in early January -- so no swimming as such. The sunrise view was gorgeous -- it is somewhat unique in that the entire beach is within sight of a giant suspension bridge, so the scene is a little unusual but pretty. (See pics.) Supporting facilities (e.g. toilets) are available across the main road. Sunrise... More 

1 Thank Kat T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The beach can be reached after around 10 to 15 minutes leisurely walk from the subway station. The place around teh beach is quite dirty because of tourists' litters.

Thank virstud
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was quite a long walk from the nearest station, but I thought the light show would be worth it. But I was wrong, it was nothing impressive. Of course there was the lively vibe, with locals shooting their own fireworks. But it was not worth the far walk in the cold and wind.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The view beach can look at Gwangali bridge.and fell like privacy beach and beautiful. Relax and enjoy this here

Thank ph031
Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I went here on a winter season so I didnt enjoy the beach that much but being the Diamond Bridge on the side as a view by night, definitely one of a kind. 👌

1 Thank alcheevert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

By day Gwangalli is a clean beach but a little smaller than Haeundae. It's real selling point is the views of Gwangandaegyo Bridge by night. There are a few light sculptures to see as well and locals often fire a few fireworks. It is also surrounded by restaurants and bars, so is great for a pre or post dinner walk

Thank Jacob S
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The beach itself is OK. It is broad and clean and the surf looked tame (at least on the overcast day I was there). In good weather, it might be nice to sit and relax. But just behind the beach was a major road with ceaseless traffic noise. 600 - 700m out at sea is a gigantic suspension bridge which... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited same day as Haeundae beach via Buti bus (similar to hop-on hop-off bus) but run by City of Busan. The beach is very close to restaurants and shops too. Bridge across the water lights up at night. Visited in November, so too cool to go for a quick swim, but had an enjoyable time here.

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