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Gwangalli Beach

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Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Good for walk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
dannytrotters
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Caloocan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank virstud
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. 👌

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I don't think this beach is that over the top but it's nice and I can understand why people would come here for vacation. It's less busy than Haeundae. I would recommend getting an accommodation here and relax for a day. It's chilly and windy at the moment but it's worth the visit if you want to be near the... More 

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