Welcome to Haeundae Beach, one of Busan, South Korea’s most famous tourist destinations.
Sightseeing in Haeundae Beach can take up your entire trip, so plan out your time accordingly and get ready to join the party. This bustling district, located an hour from Gimhae International Airport (PUS), is loaded with casinos, resorts, and eateries. You can wander the streets for hours and never run out of new restaurants to try or clubs to dance in and out of.
When you’ve finished enjoying the party in the downtown area, tour Haeundae Beach itself. The sandy white beachfront is just under a mile long, and provides the perfect place for a stroll along the seashore or a dip in the sea. Haeundae Beach is popular with travelers and Korean residents alike, though it sees the bulk of its international visitors in the summer months. If you’re visiting from July through August, stake out your claim on the beach early in the morning, as the sandy strip vanishes beneath a sea of umbrellas by early afternoon.
Head to nearby Dongbaeseom to try your luck at fishing, or gather with hundreds of other beachgoers to enjoy one of the many festivals held there throughout the year. Haeundae Beach is a fine spot to view the New Year Sunrise—if you’re visiting during that time, you can gather with thousands of other revelers to watch the sun come up and start the new cycle. The celebratory feeling suits Haeundae Beach perfectly.
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