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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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Beautiful view day and night

Although people rave about Haeunde, Gwangalli is my favourite beach in Busan. It is not that crowded with tourists during the day, and during the night it is booming with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Trondheim, Norway
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although people rave about Haeunde, Gwangalli is my favourite beach in Busan. It is not that crowded with tourists during the day, and during the night it is booming with nightlife. It's surrounded by cafes and restaurants, which are very international in style. Jetskies, boats and paddeling boards are available for rent. During the night the young crowds gather to... More 

Thank KathinkaFE
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

GWANGALI BEACH is a beautiful and clean white sandy beach. It has even-spaced free umbrellas all along it. It attracts Koreans and foreigners alike. Apparently, this is the most sought after beach in South Korea. Unless you enjoy crowds, avoid coming here during public holidays. The local authorities organize lots of activities/festivals at specific times of the year. One can... More 

Thank Tita3D
Busan, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is really amazing, the view of the bridge is stunning and there are so many shops in this area! I went there alone and biked towards the end part of the beach and I saw some people basking which is really wonderful I think :)

Thank HaroldDtraveller
South Africa
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the beach during a lively traditional festival. It's a beautiful beach with a lovely view of Gwangandaegyo Bridge and an array of modern glass commercial buildings.

Thank TheTalamia
Changwon, South Korea
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally you will hear about Haeunda beach is famous in Busan, but in Summer it is really very very crowded , so if you are going to Busan in summer don't miss Gwangalli beach, of course it is full of cafe and restaurants along the beach

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Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great setting overlooking the bridge . . packed full of restaurants and bars and people. . the traffic getting around Busan is quite frustrating tho . . stick to subway if you can. .

Thank dave b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gwangalli beach is a small beach in the midst of Busan's urban landscape. You can see the Gwangandaegyo bridge from the beach and it offers quite a nice view at night when the bridge lights up.

Thank Vanessa L
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Gwangan station and unsure of the directions. A friendly local showed us the way. It was about 20min walk from the station. We went in the evening to see the lighted bridge. There were a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. Great to spend a few hours just to relax :)

Thank luvholiday9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend coming here at night. Possibly pair with dinner or drinks since there are several options around the area. View of the bridge is amazing. At every top of the hour, there is a small light show where you can get great pictures.

Thank pennycrb41
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is quite easy to go. One could take the metro to Geumnyeonsan (station #210) and take a 10 minutes walk towards the seaside. The beach and the bridge will be right in front of you. Further to the right (10 minutes walk) is the Samik Apartments well known for its cherry blossom lined roads during late March/ early... More 

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