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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. To visit Gwangalli Beach on your holiday in Busan, and find out what else Busan has to offer, use our Busan.
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  • Very nice beach but not the best in Busan. Great views of the bridge and some of the street performers are outstanding. My only complaint was the overdevelopment of the area. A lot of tourists that... 
    Very nice beach but not the best in Busan. Great views of the bridge and some of the street performers are outstanding. My only complaint was the overdevelopment of the area. A lot of tourists that...  more »
  • Very touristy especially in the night. During the day, because I visited in summer, the place was empty and not busy. Perhaps due to very hot temperature and very high humidity. However in the night.....  more
    Very touristy especially in the night. During the day, because I visited in summer, the place was empty and not busy. Perhaps due to very hot temperature and very high humidity. However in the night.....  more »
  • Lovely beach with the views of the bridge and skyscrapers. Clean and well kept. Nice coffee shops and restaurants that line the waterfront nearby. Sadly post C-19, the atmosphere and people have... 
    Lovely beach with the views of the bridge and skyscrapers. Clean and well kept. Nice coffee shops and restaurants that line the waterfront nearby. Sadly post C-19, the atmosphere and people have...  more »
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  • magical beach, especially at night, where u can see Gwangan Bridge light up by colorful lights and fireworks from the boats below. right now, they also have a drone show every Saturday that have different themes and it’s really beautiful.
  • Really like the beach, not sure if it is the best to me but definitely in the top two Busan beaches. As it was out of the season, difficult to say how busy can be there. Itself is quite long, great for a walk also there is plenty of branches to rest. Really recommend to visit if you are in Busan.
  • One of the top busan beaches and in my opinion the best. I don't know about the sea because I didn't go in the season you can enjoy the beach like in summer but no doubts I had one of my best times here... At night, Friday and Saturday you can see people singing, buskers, people enjoying, beautiful lights and if you're lucky even fireworks when you enjoy the view... It is magical, I think the bridge is so beautiful... I went for pepero day which is a very romantic day so I think that colored my experience even more. No doubt that in the daytime Busan beaches are so beautiful too.
  • The most outstanding feature for this beach is the bridge that adds details to the views one can get. Lighting makes the view of the bridge from the shore even more beautiful but with a good sunset and clear skys too, photos can appear really epic. In general i think it is way more beautiful than Haeundae but that is a personal take!
  • My favorite beach in Korea. Haewondae beach is more bigger/wider/popular/cleaner than Gwanganri but more cozy/closer to the water and interactive. Most foreigners like Haeundae. In my opinion more local young generations like to visit Gwanganri. Hotels and foods are less pricey than Haeundae. Haeundae is similar to Waikiki beach and Gwanganri is similar to Kailua beach and popular to local nationals and young tourists if you know what I mean. You can drink/eat/have tea/coffee closer to the beach and enjoy watching a lot of young people in the streets and at the beach.

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