The city of Haeundae attracts thousands of people to the 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) stretch of white sand known as Haeundae Beach. The beach itself is 160 feet (50 meters) wide. Its gently sloping seafloor offers a shallow wading area in a protected bay. Join the hordes of people on the beach and include plenty of time to explore inland sites as well.

For an interesting perspective on this part of the city, view the film Tidal Wave, South Korea’s first major disaster movie. The plot involves people trying to escape a tsunami at Haeundae Beach. You might recognize some of the film locations as you travel around the city. The movie’s disaster story is fiction, of course.

Walk west along the beach to Dongbaekseom Island. It is now a peninsula but still bears the island name. Look for a mermaid statue, beautiful camellias and views over the ocean and toward the Gwangangdaegyo Bridge.

Inland from the beach are many attractions with broad appeal. Stop at Radium Art Center for exhibits of contemporary visual, digital and sound art. Stroll through Busan Haeundae Traditional Market where typical Korean shopping includes housewares and farm-fresh produce and seafood.

Haeundae has many natural hot springs. Have a spa treatment at Haeundae Spa Center, enjoy views while soaking in outdoor pools at Cimer Spa or rest your feet at the public Haeundae Hot Spring Footbath near the Haeundae Beach Tourist Information Center.

Visit the SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, which has over 250 species of marine creatures. Look for fish, amphibians, reptiles and algae in large tanks over three levels. Walk through a transparent tunnel and be surrounded by swimming sea animals.

See a concert or sporting event just west of Haeundae in the large convention center BEXCO in Centum City. The Busan Cinema Centre hosts autumn’s famous Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

Take the Busan metro to the Haeundae stop. You’ll find accommodations across a broad price range fairly close to the beach.

Known for

Beach, Dining and Shopping

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Top Hotels in Haeundae

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Paradise Hotel Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
CA $221
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31

Located in Haeundae, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Radium Art Center, Haeundae Beach and Paradise Casino. Gwangalli Beach and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,340 reviews)

"Excellent good sevice wonderful clean receptionist is excellent"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2019

Paradise Hotel Busan
Shilla Stay Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
4 out of 5
46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
CA $104
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21

Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Busan Aquarium and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Paradise Casino are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,569 reviews)

"Highly recommended. Wish i wouldve stayed longer. Bed is amazing. Area lots to do. Hot tub is ok. Sauna is great. IF you come to busan stay here..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2019

Shilla Stay Haeundae
Park Hyatt Busan
Park Hyatt Busan
5 out of 5
51, Marine city 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
CA $284
per night
Nov 4 - Nov 5

Located in Haeundae, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Busan Yachting Center and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Shinsegae Centum City are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,228 reviews)

"amazing ocean view !! kind staff members. great amenities, walking distance to good restaurants, cafes, and bars, most of all beautiful beaches along the coastline in Busan."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2019

Park Hyatt Busan
Centum Premier Hotel
Centum Premier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17, Centum 1-ro, Haeundae, Busan
CA $78
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Busan Exhibition and Convention Center and Shinsegae Centum City. Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae ...

4.2/5Excellent! (659 reviews)

"Very good location. Within walking dustance to subway and other tourist spots. Airport limousine stop is also nearby the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2019

Centum Premier Hotel
Ramada Encore Haeundae
Ramada Encore Haeundae
4 out of 5
9, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
CA $70
per night
Nov 7 - Nov 8

Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Haeundae Beach and Paradise Casino. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (869 reviews)

"The location is convenient as it’s near the metro station."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019

Ramada Encore Haeundae
ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae
ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae
3.5 out of 5
12, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 237beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
CA $73
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Nestled on the beach, this Haeundae hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Busan Aquarium and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Paradise Casino are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (691 reviews)

"Bed is a bit soft. otherwise great. Clean/quiet unless people are loud on hallways Staff are helpful"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2019

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Popular things to do in Haeundae

Haeundae Beach
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Haeundae Beach

5/5(25 reviews)

Let your cares float away while you bob on a tube just off Korea’s most famous beach, where locals and tourists come to see and be seen.

Shinsegae Centum City
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Shinsegae Centum City

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Pull on ice skates, practice your golf swing or slip into a spa at the world’s largest department store. You’ll find great shopping and dining too, of course.

Songjeong Beach
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Songjeong Beach

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Enjoy swimming, surfing and live music events during the warm summer months at this quiet beach situated on Busan’s east coast. 

Top activities in Haeundae

Full-Day Busan City Tour
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Full-Day Busan City Tour

CA $56

Explore the best of Busan during this 11-hour sightseeing tour with a tour staff. Visit Taejongdae to witness one of the most spectacular seascapes in Korea. Enjoy the ocean beauty as you walked on this 365-metre-long curved Songdo Skywalk that extends out from the edge of Songdo beach and have lunch around Songdo market.

Special Oedo Island Day Trip from Busan
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Special Oedo Island Day Trip from Busan

CA $116

Enjoy the peaceful breeze at Windy Hill, a hill covered in grass and overlooking the sea. Oedo Island is something you cannot experience anywhere else. It is an intricate fusion of European and Korean styles in a semi tropical island. A creation all

Full-Day Busan Tour with Railbike
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Full-Day Busan Tour with Railbike

CA $84

Get to explore Busan's must-see destinations in one day. On this expansive tour, you'll experience a peaceful rail bike tour along Gimhae Nakdonggang River. Catch the ocean beauty as you take a stroll on the 365-metre-long curved Songdo Skywalk.

Absolute: Busan Pub Crawl & Party
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Absolute: Busan Pub Crawl & Party

CA $17

Absolute: Busan Pub Crawl The OFFICIAL sponsor of FUN and HAPPINESS in Busan Join us every Friday(in Seomyeon) and Saturday(in Haeundae) for two nights of “ABSOLUTE” FUN and HAPPINESS! Two events in the two coolest areas of Busan! Socializing, dancing, and drinking are only a few of the things that you should expect from our amazing parties.

Busan East Coast Cultural Day Tour
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Busan East Coast Cultural Day Tour

CA $71

Hit four birds with one stone with this cultural day tour of some of Busan's most popular sites. Start the day with a trip to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, a stunning Buddhist temple built in 1736.

Busan Public Yacht Cruise
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Busan Public Yacht Cruise

CA $65

Hop aboard a luxurious cruise around Suyeong Bay in Busan! This hour long tour will take you from from the Suyeong Bay Yachting Center, a site formerly used as an Olympic stadium, to some of Busan's most memorable landmarks.

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Busan Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary
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Busan Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Busan, South Korea is home to towering peaks, endless sandy beaches and a fascinating history.

Other neighborhoods in Busan

Busanjin
Busanjin featuring a lake or waterhole and wild flowers

Busanjin

Known for Temple, Sightseeing, Seafood

4.5/5(14 reviews)

For shopping in Busan, this part of the city is superb. You’ll find traditional markets and high-end shops along with food and entertainment.

Jung-gu
Jung District showing a bridge, a river or creek and night scenes

Jung-gu

Known for Shopping, Tour, Sightseeing

5/5(10 reviews)

Find important historical locations commemorating Korea’s fight for independence as well as traditional markets in this southern section of Busan.