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Haeundae Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Haeundae Beach featuring a coastal town and a 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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Shilla Stay Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
4 out of 5
46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is CA $130 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Busan Aquarium and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,942 reviews)
"Front desk staff are friendly and breakfast buffet is awesome!!"

Reviewed on Jun. 11, 2021

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SIGNIEL BUSAN
SIGNIEL BUSAN
5 out of 5
30, Dalmaji-gil, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $318 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
This family-friendly Busan hotel is located on the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Radium Art Center and Haeundae Beach. Songjeong Beach and Busan Exhibition and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (208 reviews)
"Tastefully decorated rooms, lovely rooms, excellent service, and the buffets were wonderful! Located right in front of the beach."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

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Paradise Hotel Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $238 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in Haeundae, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Radium Art Center and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,240 reviews)
"Great view of the city and access to the beach. Rooms were clean. Decent wifi."

Reviewed on May 31, 2021

Paradise Hotel Busan
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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 $46 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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SIGNIEL BUSAN
5 out of 5
30, Dalmaji-gil, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $318 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
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5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $238 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
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Shilla Stay Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
4 out of 5
46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is CA $130 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
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Ramada Encore Haeundae
Ramada Encore Haeundae
4 out of 5
9, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is CA $80 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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Grand Josun Busan
Grand Josun Busan
5 out of 5
292, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Busan
The price is CA $238 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
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Kolon Seacloud Hotel
Kolon Seacloud Hotel
3.5 out of 5
287, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, 4th Floor, Busan
The price is CA $102 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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The Westin Josun Busan
The Westin Josun Busan
5 out of 5
67 DongBaek-Ro, Haeundae-Gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $204 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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MS Hotel
MS Hotel
3 out of 5
271, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is CA $69 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
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