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.
Beach, Dining and Shopping
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.
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.
Enjoy swimming, surfing and live music events during the warm summer months at this quiet beach situated on Busan’s east coast.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Find important historical locations commemorating Korea’s fight for independence as well as traditional markets in this southern section of Busan.