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Gwangalli Beach

Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 10-6889-7818
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Nice beach place but nothing extraordinary......

We went in the night. From the subway, you need to walk about 15 minutes. Along the way on both... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
via mobile
Lovely beach, big and clean. And a fabulous firework festival

Gwangalli is a lovely beach to just hang out on. You can also rent surf boards if you like... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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“gwangan bridge” (38 reviews)
“light show” (20 reviews)
“night view” (20 reviews)
Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 10-6889-7818
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We went in the night. From the subway, you need to walk about 15 minutes. Along the way on both sides of the road are endless rows of shops, cafes & restaurants. Facing directly across beach are hordes of cafes, restaurants, hotels & motels. Obviously...More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Gwangalli is a lovely beach to just hang out on. You can also rent surf boards if you like. Surrounding the beach you have a lot of cafes and restaurants, and if you want to go out fr drinks you have a good selection of...More

1  Thank LiseWo
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Busan International Firework Festival takes place every October along Gwangalli beach.The festival's diverse programs of cultural events,high-tech laser light shows,and myriad of unique and colorful fireworks make this one of the area's most popular festival's, drawing crowds of over 1 million visitors each year.

Thank Wanwara C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Did not see any light “show” per se. Just a lit bridge. Eateries around the area more for groups/ sharing.

Thank AudreyLiuJY
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Gwangalli beach is an amazing place that doesn't get enough recognition when compared with its "sister" Haeundae Beach. Visited both places and Gwangalli will always hold a special place in my heart. Gwangalli Beach is full of life so you will always find something to...More

Thank Hesthea
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a really good spot for ending a touristic day. You can buy your wine (or soju due were talking about Korea) and just sit in the sand to watch the bridge from the beach. Is a really nice view to relax and talk...More

Thank thaisreyes
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It was a good place to take a look of gwangan bridge, but still I don't recommend to visit here during summer time because the festival is going to bring tourist here. It's pretty convenient there, restaurants and subway are near the neighborhood.

Thank Pearl H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I lived in this neighborhood in the late 1990s and it's nothing like it was then. The beach is beautiful and a great place to be during the day, but the night life is vibrant and dynamic too. There's a good selection of restaurants and...More

Thank 1canadianbear
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Haeundae Beach is well known to domestic and foreign visitors. Likewise, Gwangalli Beach is also beautiful and has an amazing view. Even though its size is smaller than Haeundae Beach, I think its view and atmosphere is better than the other. In particular, its night...More

Thank Belle Y
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I wasn't in the sea for a long time, so I liked it. Quite a nice to beach to chill even when the weather wasn't that good as I would wish.

Thank Dejon3
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7 January 2018|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
Not that far, you can take train or buses, off course with taxi as well. Allocate 45mins for travelling between Gwangalli to downtown, and at least 1:!5hrs to the airport. For me, mainly to explore the city downtown area... More
28 August 2016|
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Response from Scottyc72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure in Busan as there is no reef sections that I know of. Most of the beaches will be nice on a calm day, but you wont see many fish. I live on Geoje Island, there is more marine life there. I hear Jeju Island... More
22 February 2015|
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Response from adsum82 | Reviewed this property |
we arrived to the beach from nampodonga 1003 bus. I do not remember stopping at which got off the bus. drove on the navigator. The cost of 1,700 won. from the bus stop you have to pass between the houses to the beach.
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