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HaeundaeBusan

Known across the country for its spacious and beautiful beach, this part of Busan also has numerous exciting cultural attractions. 

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.


Popular places to visit in Haeundae

Haeundae Beach
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Haeundae Beach

4.5/5(27 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(13 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 things to do in Haeundae

Korean Cooking Class & Traditional Dining in Haeundae, Busan
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Korean Cooking Class & Traditional Dining in Haeundae, Busan

CA $79
Per adult
Busan East Coast Cultural Day Tour by KTOURSTORY
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Busan East Coast Cultural Day Tour by KTOURSTORY

CA $72
Per adult
Haeundae Museum DAH: Ticket
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Haeundae Museum DAH: Ticket

CA $19
Per adult
Busan 72 Hours PASS
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Busan 72 Hours PASS

CA $69
Per adult
Busan Night Yacht Tour
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Busan Night Yacht Tour

CA $86
Per adult
Private Full Day Tour of Busan Southern Part Highlights
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Private Full Day Tour of Busan Southern Part Highlights

CA $230
Per adult

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
The price is CA $228 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

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! (1,049 reviews)

"A literal paradise with an amazing view and service"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2020

Paradise Hotel Busan
Ramada Encore Haeundae
Ramada Encore Haeundae
4 out of 5
9, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is CA $71 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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! (1,269 reviews)
Father’s Day

"Took my love on a trip for Father’s Day. It was in the perfect location, clean, and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2020

Ramada Encore Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
4 out of 5
46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $94 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

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! (1,952 reviews)

"clean and spacious room, close to the beach, emart"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2020

Shilla Stay Haeundae
Park Hyatt Busan
Park Hyatt Busan
5 out of 5
51, Marine city 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $277 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

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! (911 reviews)

"Viewing of the ocean... quiet, upgrade amenities in the hotel room...."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020

Park Hyatt Busan
ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae
ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae
3.5 out of 5
12, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 237beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is CA $68 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14

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! (838 reviews)

"clean, easy checking in and out. they spoke English that was dope"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2020

ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae
The Westin Chosun Busan
The Westin Chosun Busan
5 out of 5
67 DongBaek-Ro, Haeundae-Gu, Busan, Busan
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Located in Haeundae, this luxury hotel is steps away from Dongbaekseom Park and Haeundae Beach. Paradise Casino and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (921 reviews)

"The best hotel at the beach in Busan, great room service and amazing room"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

The Westin Chosun Busan

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