When people mention Busan, the first thing that comes to mind is the sea! Among Busan’s various beaches, Haeundae Beach is the best-known destination. Not only in summer but all year round, Haeundae Beach attracts a multitude of tourists seeking the dynamic atmosphere of Busan.
Haeundae Beach is one of Korea’s hottest summer destinations, attracting over 10 million visitors every season. Its 1.5 km white sandy beach is lined with many entertaining facilities, attracting men and women of all ages from all parts of the world. Haeundae Beach has become the most popular spot for foreign tourists and vacationers from all over the country who enjoy swimming and sunbathing on a sunny beach.
If you walk all the way along the Haeundae Beach, you will eventually reach the tranquil Dongbaekseom Island. The island contains the Dongbaek Coastal Trail, an easy walking path that runs through a green forest to the beach and offers an open view of the sea and the island. In the past, the island was separated from the mainland, but now it is connected with a bridge.
The scenery of Haeundae Beach is even more charming at night.
Located near the entrance to Dongbaekseom Island, The Bay 101 provides dining and bar services and showcases a beautiful night view of the Marine City. The captivating view of the skyscrapers’ glittering lights is often compared to that of Hong Kong or New York.
Haeundae Beach is also packed with exciting attractions such as the Haeundae Food Stall Town, which offers fresh seasonal seafood; Haeundae Traditional Market, which is known for its delicious but affordable gukbap (rice soup); and diverse performances and events at the Gunam-ro Culture Square held every weekend.
The white sand of Haeundae Beach is reborn into beautiful artworks at the Haeundae Sand Festival held from May to June every year. Sand artists from all over the world display their creative works at the festival, which also offers visitors a wide variety of entertainment.
The Busan Sea Festival, held in July, is another must-visit midsummer’s night festival.
Haeundae Beach is loved by many people, not just for the popularity of its name but because visitors have made many pleasant memories here and return to the beach full of expectation and excitement every time.
**The 2021 Haeundae Sand Festival was canceled because of COVID-19
The Mipo Quay at the edge of Haeundae Beach offers a sea cruise.
Please remember to take all your garbage with you or throw it into a nearby garbage bin.