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Gwangalli Beach

Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #7 of 74 Attractions in Busan
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is not really one of the more picturesque beaches one would possibly visit. The sunset is hidden behind some skyscrapers. Only reason to come here would be to be photographed with the lit-up Gwangan bridge in the background. It'll be a good idea to arrive here in the evening. There are many coffee houses opposite the beach if you... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I'd lived in Busan for three years and I'd definately recommend Gwangalli beach as one of the best places to go in Busan. In the day its nice for chilling out on one of the nice coffee shop patios and people watch. The beach itself is pretty small and not exactly rich in eye candy. If that is what you're... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I only visited in the evening (and in November at that) but really liked it. Very relaxing walk from either Gwangan Station (209 on the green line, exit 5) or Geumyeonsan station (210, exit 1 or 3), nice to wander along the boardwalk or beach, and spectacular views of the Gwangan Bridge at night (there's a light show on the... More 

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Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

10-15 mins walk from Gwangan Subway Station. A happening beach with lots of pubs and restaurants. There were a group of Uni students having live band performance during my visit. Enjoyed the sea breeze and the awesome night view with the companion of my favourite Korean Fried Chicken! Definitely the best of Busan!

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gwangalli beach is another famous beach apart from haeundae beach in busan. It has beautiful sand and you can see gwangan bridge from the beach. It is best to visit during night time because you can see the gwangan bridge light up. How to go there If you're from busan station take line no 1 to seomyeon. Transfer train line... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

...at night. And all these glittering buildings in the streets behind the beach. I got there when it was already dark, the bridge is a beauty and Gwangalli is the perfect spot to see it from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Haeundae beach in the day time, Kwanganri beach at night. Kwanan bridge is also make the beach more beautiful. This beach is more beautiful at night. There are many restautants and cafes beachside, enen if it is a little expensive. October there is fireworks festival at Kwangan bridge.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Now I know why it's famous place for the young... if you're for a fresh air stroll, entertainment or maybe just want to kill time and do some people watching, i highly recommend this place. There are lots of cafe shops as well across the road if you need your daily doze of caffeine! And hey, it's just a 5... More 

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Hillarys, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants etc, nice busy place. Good views onto the city and the bridge. Boardwalk is good for a stroll.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Was here only for the Busan Firework Festival. Just a heads up if you plan to go, make sure you are there by 5pm at the latest to claim a spot on the beach. By 5:30pm the beach was packed, by 6:30pm it was closed off from people entering. Also, be prepared to fight people off your spot, because they... More 

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