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Songdo Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Songdo Beach showing a bridge, a coastal town and a city

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.

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Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach
Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach
3 out of 5
113 Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $112 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and BIFF Square are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)
"직원분들이 모두 친절하셔서 머무는동안 기분 좋게 지낼 수 있었습니다. 방음이 잘 되지않고, 욕실이 좀 아쉬웠으나 해변도 가깝고 잘 쉬었습니다."

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2021

Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach
Best Western Plus Busan Songdo
Best Western Plus Busan Songdo
3.5 out of 5
97, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Busan, Busan
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street, and BIFF Square. Jagalchi Fish Market and Gukje Market are also ...
4/5Very Good! (105 reviews)
Enjoy the great view on your own balcony
"Excellent view on balcony. Room condition was great. Bedding are comfy. The space was bit small but enough for two people. Easy to access the beach and also close to cable car station. I’ll definitely recommend this hotel to who will visit in Busan."

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2020

Best Western Plus Busan Songdo
Brown-Dot Songdo
Brown-Dot Songdo
2.5 out of 5
47, Chungmu-daero 34beon-gil, Seo-gu, Busan
Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Songdo Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nampodong Street and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and ...
3.4/5Good! (37 reviews)
Okay
"Good location, located on the fourth to sixth floors of a commercial building. Nothing special but okay for the money."

Reviewed on Aug. 13, 2020

Brown-Dot Songdo
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2 Heaven Hotel Seogu
2 Heaven Hotel Seogu
2.5 out of 5
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Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach
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The price is CA $112 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
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Busan Songdo Abba
2.5 out of 5
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The price is CA $59 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 14
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