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Songdo Beach

Fine golden sand, lively restaurants, a sky walk and lively music festivals make this a popular beach in southern Busan. 

Join the city residents and tourists that escape the sweltering summer heat of downtown Busan at Songdo Beach. Created in 1913 and upgraded in the 2000s, Songdo Beach is Korea’s first public beach. The name Songdo means pine island and is a reference to pine forests that were once thought to flourish in the area. It presents a quieter coastal experience to Busan’s other beaches such as Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach.

The beach itself is a wide, curving strip of soft sand set around a sheltered bay. Even during the high season you can find space to set up your beach camp, soak up the sun and enjoy a picnic. The sea here is calm and safe for swimming. For some fun, swim out to a floating platform and plunge into the water from the diving boards. 

Go to the northern end of the beach and explore the Songdo Skywalk. This 1,198-feet (365-meter) long raised walkway travels above the sea and a rocky island. See sculptures of dolphins, mermaids and seafarers in addition to a small lighthouse. Step onboard a cable car at nearby Songnim Park and cruise high up over the bay to Amnam Park. 

In August, the beach is one of several coastal venues for the Busan Sea Festival. Be part of a program of concerts, dance classes, fashion parades and yacht regattas. 

A wide avenue runs parallel to the beach, framed on one side by a paved promenade and the other by bars and restaurants. Dine on seafood dishes and traditional Korean barbecued meats. There are convenience stores, too, if you want to purchase items to eat and drink on the beach. 

Get here by taking a bus to the Songdo Entrance stop, from where the beach is about a 10-minute walk. Buses depart regularly from downtown Busan. Limited parking is available along the beach road. A hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus also stops here. 

Songdo Beach is usually open to the public from June until September. There is a fee for the cable car. 

Make the most of your visit to Songdo Beach. Below is a list of the best activities:

Your next epic adventure is right here! You might want to try a Nighttime Bus Tour with Busan Tower Visit or a Full-Day Busan City Tour.

Peruse our Busan things to do page to find more activities while you're in the area.


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Brown-Dot Songdo CA $46
Brown-Dot Songdo

Brown-Dot Songdo

47, Chungmu-daero 34beon-gil, Seo-gu, Busan
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Songdo Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Gukje Market and Nampodong Street. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Best Western Plus Busan Songdo CA $67
    Best Western Plus Busan Songdo

    Best Western Plus Busan Songdo

    97, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Busan, Busan
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Songdo Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Gukje Market and Nampodong Street. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Busan Songdo Q Five Hotel CA $40
      Busan Songdo Q Five Hotel

      Busan Songdo Q Five Hotel

      141, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Songdo Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Gukje Market and Nampodong Street. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        S-motel CA $32
        S-motel

        S-motel

        123, Songdo Beach, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Busan, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Gukje Market and Nampodong Street. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Hotel Foret Premier Nampo CA $79
          Hotel Foret Premier Nampo

          Hotel Foret Premier Nampo

          54-1, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is steps away from Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion Street, Nampodong Street and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 10 minutes. Jangalchi Station is only a 4-minute walk and Nampo Station is 7 minutes.

            Q5 Hotel
            Q5 Hotel

            Q5 Hotel

            141, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Busan, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              M Motel Songdo CA $42
              M Motel Songdo

              M Motel Songdo

              9, Songdohaebyeon-ro 125beon-gil, Seo-gu, Busan
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Gukje Market and Nampodong Street. Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdusan Park are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jangalchi Station is 30 minutes by foot.

                2 Heaven Hotel Seogu CA $38
                2 Heaven Hotel Seogu

                2 Heaven Hotel Seogu

                191-1, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Busan, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Marine Cable Car, BIFF Square and Gukje Market. Busan Tower is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away. Jangalchi Station is 29 minutes by foot.