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Gwangalli Beach, Busan

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A sweeping crescent of fine yellow sand, Gwangalli Beach is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars, providing entertainment from morning till night. Stretching for 1.4 km (0.8 mi), the beach attracts numerous water skiers and windsurfers making the most of the clear blue waters. When in need of refreshments, explore the adjacent boulevard, coming alive in the evenings with eateries offering tasty cuisine, live music, and bars packed with tourists. Put Gwangalli Beach into our Busan trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Busan.
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  • August 13, 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 w...  more »
  • August 13, 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 ...  more »
  • August 12, 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...  more »

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Where to stay in Busan

Established as a domestic tourist destination for a long while now, you'll find a good set of accommodations in Busan, a city becoming more and more equipped to cope with its burgeoning international reputation. Around Seomyeon station and slightly further to the northeast lie some of the most established options, with an abundance of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses in this highly commercial district. Head to the Haeundae beach district for a range of beachfront options, and more budget-friendly guesthouses in the side streets that lead away from the beach.
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