Gwangalli Beach

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Ed C
19 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very nice beach but not the best in Busan. Great views of the bridge and some of the street performers are outstanding. My only complaint was the overdevelopment of the area. A lot of tourists that provides a good mix of people.
Written 20 November 2022
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Amanda
156 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Very touristy especially in the night. During the day, because I visited in summer, the place was empty and not busy. Perhaps due to very hot temperature and very high humidity. However in the night I’m the place turn out to be busy, crowded and touristy. After 20:30 PM I had problem in finding place to eat (restaurant) in the area as most restaurants close at 21:00 PM and they do not accept customers anymore from 20:30 or so. Except that you are ok with hanging out in the bar, not restaurant, then it’s ok. The bridge looks beautiful in the night.
Written 22 August 2022
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Abovetheclouds
1,494 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Lovely beach with the views of the bridge and skyscrapers. Clean and well kept. Nice coffee shops and restaurants that line the waterfront nearby. Sadly post C-19, the atmosphere and people have not fully returned. It was busy but not so much. Take a walk, enjoy the setting and then grab a coffee or a bite to eat and enjoy the views some more.
Written 7 June 2022
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Ziyodov Anvar
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
May 2022
If you want to explore real Korean street food, Gwangali beach is definitely a must-visit place, especially at night
Written 17 May 2022
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LvH
South Korea47 contributions
Apr 2021
If you are ever in Busan make sure to stop by this laid-back beach!
Since it's too cold to go for a swim.
You can go for a walk or hang out at a cafe with a view of the beach.
At night the Gwangandaegyo or Diamond Bridge displays a light show.

Tip:
You have to wear a mask at all times, no lighting fireworks, and no feeding birds!
Written 4 May 2021
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Ryann
Yangsan, South Korea52 contributions
Mar 2021
Gwangalli is a beautiful beach to visit at night when the bridge across the water is lit up. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the area but beware of drunk people.
Written 20 March 2021
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Farah Dee
61 contributions
Nov 2020
Beautiful view! I think the view will be worth it if you are there at sunset! The beach is pretty quiet due to Corona. Along the beach there's a lot of restaurants & cafe for you to sit and look at the view.
Written 23 November 2020
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Rona J
40 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Sa gwanggalli beach pwede ka Ng mag tent tent, allowed at pwede ding kumain. Maganda ang veiw NG gwangan Bridge mula sa gwanggalli beach. Madami ding kainan Ang coffee shops at bars. May mga water sports din, Hindi ka maboboring. Sakay ka Ng green line sa subway train, baba ka Ng gwangan. Pag may narinig Kang huni Ng ibon sa loob Ng train, Humana ka Ng bumaba. Enjoy
Written 13 August 2020
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,376 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
With the overcast weather the usually popular Gwangalli Beach area looked deserted. However, with so many good restaurants and bars in its vicinity (with many offering ocean views) it’s always a good spot to hang out.
Written 5 May 2020
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Travelove58
11,123 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
We came here 2 years ago. It was still a nice place for a 2nd visit & we came again since we have time. It is not so crowded or touristy as Haeudae Beach.

It has its usual dining, hotels, motels, etc around the beach. The bridge looks nice at night.
Written 12 March 2020
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