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Gwangalli Beach

Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 10-6889-7818
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Free and easy

Just like Haeundae Beach except that this has a smaller field of view. Within walking distance to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Woodlands, null, Singapore
Best at night

Lovely beach, not sure if its man made. Is best visited at night when the bridge is lit up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“night view” (16 reviews)
Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 10-6889-7818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just like Haeundae Beach except that this has a smaller field of view. Within walking distance to the nearest subway station. The walk towards the beach is more interesting to me than the beach itself.

Thank AlbertHoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach, not sure if its man made. Is best visited at night when the bridge is lit up. People also bring their own fireworks which adds to the atmosphere. There are many restaurants and bars with sea views.

Thank lisajaneTipperary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we walked there after dinner and at about 9pm we heard some music playing and there were dancing lights on the bridge. we prob missed part of the "light up" but were satisfied. can't take much pix at night though.

Thank t_cha1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is less people than Haeudae but also with a beautiful view of the bridge. Many restaurants could be found nearby but relatively expensive if you compare with the downtown area. Loads of coffee shops could be found along the beach and some of them...More

Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking the beach but nowhere to get something cold to drink or snacks unless you go to a restaurant.

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to see the bridge lights show 'Wings'. The song was slow and boring, and after it ended there was nothing else to do there.

Thank meganlee82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nicer of the two beaches (not as crowded). Good mix of people. Some nice bars (HQ among others) great view of the Gwangalli bridge. One thing to look out for is the last subway as I think it only runs till 23.30

Thank D13O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Kathinka F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

Thank Tita3D
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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...More

Thank HaroldDtraveller
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Which Busan beach is best for snorkeling? I want to see fish.
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
hi, Thot of taking a taxi from BIFF to Gwangalli. Any idea the estimated cab fare? Or any other advice on the mode of transport? Thanks!
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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