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Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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The Place For Foreigners

Gwangalli Beach is the place for foreigners and locals alike. The strip is filled with foreigner bars and restaurants. The beach itself is small, but it offers a great view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia A
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gwangalli Beach is the place for foreigners and locals alike. The strip is filled with foreigner bars and restaurants. The beach itself is small, but it offers a great view of the bridge, which is lit every night. During my stay, I often went out there with friends to hangout or walk on the beach.

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Thank Sylvia A
Moss, Norway
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is just next to our first apartment in Samich beach where my kids went swimming after school time even it's not the best beach in Busan 😄

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Thank Dag E
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

need to take a short walk from Gwangalli station, but is an easy walk. it was raining when I was there, but the view is definitely not disappointing. with Gwangalli bridge across the horizon, it's splendid. the night view will be even better. plenty of eateries and water holes near the beach.

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Thank walkingtarts
Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go at night for the diamond bridge light show. Grab a box of chicken, a blanket and some bottles of soju. Buy some fireworks. Sit back and enjoy. Wonderful.

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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is the best option for a weekend in family. A lot of sports activities, including water sports, the highlight is for the bike track along the beach. Worth the visit.

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Thank Igor A
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Looked for somewhere quieter and decided to head down to this beach instead of Haeundae. A stretch (not too long) that is suitable for an evening stroll with lots of restaurants and cafes to chill.

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Thank miincz
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Gwangalli Beach is less popular than Haeundae Beach among visitors, though it is not a lesser location. It is far quieter, has a great view of the Gwangan Bridge, and has restaurants and bars practically on the beach.

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I think this beach is better than Haeundae if you're not looking to go into the water. Buy some fireworks from the vendors and have your own pyrotechnic fest! It was a romantic place to be and you could feel as though Busan was the most magical place in the world. Don't go for the loud noisy places if you're... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I could not enjoy the beach since that day coincided with the fireworks festival which was held there. there were so many people, even the street was closed and security everywhere. Too bad we didn't know about the festival, if we knew it we wouldn't bother to come.

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Thank Yuyen A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Nice beach for afternoon walks, relatively quiet (but maybe because I came during autumn) and also has a lovely view at night. The restaurant around it is also quite nice

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