Aug 152011
 

Gwangalli beach in daytime, Busan
Gwangalli beach is Busan’s second-most popular beach (second to Haeundae). It has a distinctively more ‘city beach’ feel to it than its more-popular counterpart does. It’s a solid ‘7’ by day, but a ’10’ by night, where you can gaze at the iconic Diamond bridge, buy some fireworks, and drink to your heart’s desire.

If you go during the day, Beach umbrellas are 5,000 won. Sit at one and an attendant will come to collect. Tubes for the water are 7,000-10,000 to rent, but you should get some deposit money back at the end.
Gwangalli, by night, Busan

Directions:
BY SUBWAY: Line 2 (green line) to Geumyeonsan exit 3. Do an about-face and turn right and walk down about 3 blocks to the beach (for the South side of the beach); OR Line 2 to Gwangan exit 5. Do an about-face and turn right and walk about 6 blocks down to the beach (for the North side of the beach). All other things being equal, I would recommend getting off at Geumyeonsan for a closer walk to the beach.



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Aug 152011
 

Songjeong Beach, Busan

Songjeong Beach, although it’s not very well known, is probably the best of the Busan beaches. You go to Haeundae for the crowds, you go to Gwangalli at night, but if you want a classic Beach Day, then you go to Songjeong Beach.

Directions:
There’s a nice hike from Jangsan to Songjeong beach, or you can get there from a taxi from Jangsan station. 

To get there by bus:
FROM POINTS WEST: Take the 1003 to Songjeong 1 dan-ji-gu-gong (송정1단지주공) 
FROM JANGSAN STATION (Metro Line 2 -green line):  Go out exit 9 and hop on bus 180 to Songjeong 1 dan-ji-gu-gong (송정1단지주공) 



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