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Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

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I prefer this beach over Haeundae

Loved the variety of bars and restaurants. It's cleaner and less crowded. I have been to Busan on two major occasions; the first was Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), and New Years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the variety of bars and restaurants. It's cleaner and less crowded. I have been to Busan on two major occasions; the first was Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), and New Years 2015. Both times, I found this beach to be the better spot to hang out. The downside: the water is less clear than at Haeundae.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Out of the famous beaches in Busan, Gwangalli is definitely a treasure in the hustle and bustle of summer. I would highly recommend spending a few hours here, maybe on the beach or in one of their many food joints. Gwangalli Beach has a very chill and local feel to it.

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Ulsan, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This beach is nice and much quieter than Haeundae beach. There are many good food places to choose from, and a craft beer brewery within walking distance. A great place during the day, but also a nice spot to sit at night and enjoy the bridge.

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I think this is the most impressive beach in Busan. Many of the other beaches are much to crowded. You certainly couldn't camp on this beach, but the swimming is great for young kids because it is so shallow and so clean.There is an amazing seafood place just to the left of the beach, before the carnival area. The view... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I went at night because I wanted to see the view. The lights were nice, the bridge was nicer, and the overall atmosphere was good (especially with live music on the promenade). Going at night, though, means you have to dodge the hundreds of other people who want to take pictures, so it's a bit crowded and odd. Still, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Perhaps the best place to be in Busan. I came deep into winter, so there were not many people here. The scenery is amazing, especially at sunset. I advice chilling at one of the cafes overlooking the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went to the beach because of the Diamond Bridge. In the night you can really see much but the view is nice and was very windy. Along through beach there are cafe where you can just go in to get a cup of hot coffee or you may chose to sit outside the cafe to enjoy your drink. Over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I wouldnt rate it as a must-go place to visit for a trip in Busan, the reason to swing by is to either spend a tea time with friends and family as there are many cafes opposite the beach, or if you are a people watching person here would also be a good place to sit back and relax. Note:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Go up the side streets and you find neat little shops, great boutiques, restaurants, off the main drag the place is alive with local activity and such a safe and friendly place well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It was December, but the walk across this beach especially at dusk and in the evening was very beautiful. Would like to visit in the summer.

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