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Gwangalli Beach

Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 10-6889-7818
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Not very nice, quite downmarket

Nothing special here and not so easy to reach - quite a walk from both the 2 closest subway... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
via mobile
Busy Area, nice place

Was there to watch the "Lights at the Gwangalli Bridge". Actually lighting effect was not... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Jack L
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Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 10-6889-7818
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing special here and not so easy to reach - quite a walk from both the 2 closest subway stations. Not very pretty and with lots of cheap drink/ eating place. Guess it is ok for early twenty something backpackers, but not so good for...More

Thank iTravel-A2Z
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Was there to watch the "Lights at the Gwangalli Bridge". Actually lighting effect was not impressive at all.... There's plenty of shops across the beach, we walks around for a while, and left the area after a short while. I guess it would be good...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We got there a few minutes before sunset, so we passed time in one of the many restaurants nearby. Paris Baguette is just across the street from the beach, perfect place to hang out while waiting for the sun to set. The beach was clean...More

Thank ChristineS_Manila
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The lighted bridge was spectacular at night. There were restaurants of all sorts alongside the beach. The sandy beach itself was clean and enjoyable.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited over a weekend, with the main purpose of viewing the night lights/lights show on the Gwangan Bridge and was pleasantly surprised to see so many activities taking place at the beach. There were street performances, a flea market, kids activities and even tables...More

Thank Getassha
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Gwangalli Beach, or Gwangan Beach is a beach in Busan located on the bay overlooking Gwangan Bridge. This is the site for sailing events in the 1988 Summer Olympics. They say that this beach isn’t as popular as Haeundae, but I can’t tell the difference....More

1  Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I was staying the night at Haeundae Grand Hotel and ran as fast as I could to this beach because who wouldn't want to? Right? Even at night it wasn't as crowded as I expected it to be since this whole strip of a street...More

1  Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It s in the things to do list. If you have a choice Haeundae or Gwangalli , if you are liking not so foreigner place you must be visit there.

Thank Mira Y
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Long and beautiful. The view from this site is great. You can see the outstanding and stunning Gwangandaegyo Bridge along the beach. Visiting the beach in the late afternoon until night is recommended.

Thank IWBudhisastrawan
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice city beach for a bit of sunbathing. It is easily accessed by metro. The view is a iconic bridge, so it is not a open sea beach. It was not very crowded on weekdays. You can rent a parasol for 5k,...More

Thank François V
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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
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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