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Haeundae Beach

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.

On sunny days in July and August, Haeundae Beach is the most popular spot in Busan. Fields of colorful umbrellas line the entire 0.9-mile (1.5-kilometer) stretch. Masses of visitors float on bright yellow tubes. Regularly, more than 100,000 people come here each day during the summer. On particularly hot days, the beach has hosted up to a million sun worshipers, making it as much a place to people-watch as a place to swim. 

Watch for women wearing high heels; this type of footwear is prevalent despite the sand. Also, public displays of affection, which are typically frowned upon in South Korea, are common here. Gaze toward the horizon for some of the most beautiful views in the city. Look east along the curving beach to see the forested Dalmaji Hill. Look west to see the futuristic towers of Busan’s main skyline. On a clear day, look out to sea and you might even make out the Japanese island of Tsushima.

When you get hungry, order from one of Busan’s pizza places and ask them to deliver to your umbrella. Thirsty? Open a beer. It’s perfectly legal to drink alcohol on the beach. In spite of the many visitors and the relaxed food and drink regulations, Busan’s city government keeps Haeundae Beach very tidy. Notice the team of employees scouring the beach to clean up after beach-goers.

If you don’t like crowds, come early in the morning. Crowds start to arrive by 9 or 10 a.m. When you tire of the beach, explore the attractions that surround it. The Busan Aquarium, the largest in South Korea, looks out over the beach, as do many great restaurants. 

Access to Haeundae Beach is free. Tubes and beach umbrellas can be rented at stands and automated machines along the beach. Don’t bring your own gear; vendors are known to harangue those who bring their own umbrellas or tubes.

Haeundae Beach has a large parking lot, but you’ll need to arrive early to get a spot. The beach is accessible by bus directly from the main Busan train station.


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Paradise Hotel Busan CA $229
Paradise Hotel Busan

Paradise Hotel Busan

296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 Busan Exhibition and Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km). Haeundae Station is 10 minutes by foot and Jungdong Station is 14 minutes.

    Ramada Encore Haeundae CA $72
    Ramada Encore Haeundae

    Ramada Encore Haeundae

    9, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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 are also within 3 miles (5 km). Haeundae Station is only a 2-minute walk and Jungdong Station is 14 minutes.

      Shilla Stay Haeundae CA $109
      Shilla Stay Haeundae

      Shilla Stay Haeundae

      46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 km). Haeundae Station is 7 minutes by foot and Dongbaeg Station is 15 minutes.

        ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae CA $47
        ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae

        ibis Ambassador Busan Haeundae

        12, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 237beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          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 3 miles (5 km). Haeundae Station is 7 minutes by foot and Dongbaeg Station is 15 minutes.

          The Westin Chosun Busan CA $201
          The Westin Chosun Busan

          The Westin Chosun Busan

          67 DongBaek-Ro, Haeundae-Gu, Busan, Busan
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Haeundae, this luxury hotel is steps away from Dongbaekseom Park and Haeundae Beach. Paradise Casino and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center are also within 2 miles (3 km). Dongbaeg Station is 10 minutes by foot and Haeundae Station is 14 minutes.

            Kolon Seacloud Hotel CA $91
            Kolon Seacloud Hotel

            Kolon Seacloud Hotel

            287, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, 4th Floor, Busan
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 are also within 3 miles (5 km). Haeundae Station is 6 minutes by foot and Jungdong Station is 15 minutes.

              Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae No.2 CA $69
              Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae No.2

              Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae No.2

              5, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 237beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Haeundae, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Haeundae Beach and Paradise Casino. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km). Haeundae Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dongbaeg Station is 13 minutes.

                Park Hyatt Busan CA $242
                Park Hyatt Busan

                Park Hyatt Busan

                51, Marine city 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  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 also within 2 miles (3 km). Dongbaeg Station is 14 minutes by foot and Busan Museum of Modern Art Station is 17 minutes.