Haeundae Beach, Busan
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Haeundae Beach, Busan

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Haeundae Beach is an urban beach in Busan, South Korea. Often dubbed one of the country’s most famous and popular beaches, it is located in the eponymous Haeundae District. The beach is busy year-round, and various festivals are held there throughout the year. Popular sights near the beach include Dongbaekseom, at its west end, which is a popular fishing area. Oryukdo, a group of small islets east of the beach, which are considered a symbol of Busan. The neighborhood surrounding Haeundae is home to most of Busan’s expatriate population. Due to its fame, Haeundae is one of the most expensive areas in South Korea, and the most expensive outside of the Seoul Capital Area.

  • There is the giant display of letters sitting on the beach saying “Haeundae” which is a good photo spot especially during sunset.
  • You will be able to see the sunset clearly, unfortunately there are some hotels on the far end blocking the view of the horizon. Nevertheless, Haeundae Beach is still a must visit location for sunset photography if you are in Busan.
  • This tourist-friendly area is extremely convenient, with connection to subway and bus networks. The beach is only a zebra crossing away from a long street of famous restaurants and bars, and walking distance to hotels, it is definitely impossible to miss the place.
  • The beach is usually less crowded in the evenings, so taking sunset photos shouldn’t be a problem.
Haeundae Beach, Busan
Photo Source: Raphael Olivier
Haeundae Beach, Busan
Photo Source: Tiur Siringoringo

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