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

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Beautiful beach with the diamond bridge

There are restaurants and pubs along the beach (easy to get food). The view at night is spectacular. Less crowded compared to Haeundae beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The view from this very clean beach took our breath away! We were only there for a couple of hours but we had time to walk along the edge of the water which was lovely! I think it is accessible by wheelchair because it is very close to the road and it has lots of eateries fronting on to it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There are restaurants and pubs along the beach (easy to get food). The view at night is spectacular. Less crowded compared to Haeundae beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

To get there use metro line 2, stop at Gwangan, exit 5 and follow the sign board to the beach. The best time to be there is at 7pm, when it is not too hot, and you get to witness the start of the night , when the surrounding buildings and Gwangan bridge starts to light up. We took a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Visited as part of tour bus day and night. Beach was full of local school kids doing morning activities during the day and as a tourist this was nice to see. Lovely views the bridge which is particularly stunning at night. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Came with local friends, our motel is just is nearby the sea. Awesome night views out there with some dynamic laser performance. Highly recommend the motels surrounded the sea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have visited this beach after i have been to the Haeundae Beach. And in comparison the Gwangalli beach is smaller and a lot more dirty. Plastic bags and cigarette boxes don't belong onto the beach. I didn't like it so much and would rather prefer the much nicer Haeundae Beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited Gwangalli Beach on Sunday night and we got off at Gwangan metro station. The directions to the beach were not very clear so we had to use our good senses and followed the crowd. We reached the beach after about 15 minutes walk. Gwangan bridge was brightly lighted and was right in front of us. The place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am not sure about the beach, but the view from the main road, and bustling eateries was awesome. The night lit bridge looked quiet majestic. You sure should pass by here at night, even if you dont spend time at the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We did a hop-on hop-off bus tour around Busan, and Gwangalli Beach was one of our stops. Impressive views on all the new buildings around the beach area, great bridges, and very nice to just walk around and find the right spot for a quick snack. Plenty of choices are available... I found one serving Hoegaarden beer from Belgium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

At night the beach active with many couples walking down the beach enjoying the night views of the bridge and the lights from the hotels. It is nice. All along the beach you can stop into restaurants/shops/cafes and get what you want. It is easy to get to by the metro with about a 5 min walk.

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