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Gwangalli Beach

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Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 10-6889-7818
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Second beautiful beach in Busan.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
mariedesjardins
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Prince George, Canada
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is very similar to Haeundae Beach, albeit a smaller version of it. The beach seemed to be half (or smaller) the size of Haeundae Beach. It also has the Gwangalli Bridge blocking (or perhaps some may say enhancing) the views of the seas. Similar to Haeundae Beach, there aren't too many places to sit, no lounge chairs available... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit especially at night where you can see the bridge and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice beach for a stroll, both at night and during day time. Nice view over the Gwangali bridge with spectacular lightning through the night. Probably crowded during summer, but really beautiful in the off season as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this beach for the annual fireworks festival that attracts thousands of people. We got there early around 6:30pm even if the show started at 8pm, because we knew it would be crowded. There are several restaurants, shops and convenience stores between the metro station and the beach. There were many street vendors selling blankets and beach pads... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We came in the morning so we didn't see the rainbow bridge lit up but it's a nice small beach with the city and water skylines.There are plenty of restaurants around.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Nice view during night time. Relax and chill. U Mau have a cup of hot coffee to chill at the beach. Or soju n makgeolli is a good choice too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

좋은 바다, it's so clean and warm beach in the winter, but compare than haeundae beach i love haeundae beach more ^^

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Gwangalli Beach is where most the happenings during the night. There are plenty of western food to choose. Bars, ice cream parlour, coffee cafes are sprouting all along the beach area. You can also find Japanese or Korean food here but it's pricey. Taxi fare from where I stay, Comma Hotel costs me Won8600. There's a dessert cafe 'Discovery Taste'... More 

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