Songdo Beach
Songdo Beach
4.5
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  • 윤서 김
    Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sea
    If sightseeing is their thing, then the best place to go is the coast of Songdo, Busan. I arrived at my accommodation by the sea around sunset. The view of the sea as soon as I arrived was very beautiful. I felt like I was healed by the scenery itself. The next day, I rode a sea cable car with a glass floor, which was the best to see the beautiful sea view. And I went to a cafe with a view of the sea and had a cool and fun time. In the evening, I went for a walk on the sandy beach. It was nice to take a leisurely walk because there were a few people. And it was summer but the cool breeze made me feel good. It was a trip that made me feel relaxed because of my school life.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 January 2024
  • R K L
    Seattle, Washington3,757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First public beach in Korea...
    Songdo Beach dates back to 1913 and was supposedly a man-made beach. The entire area has developed into quite a tourist destination and was worth exploring for several days. This pristine beach abutting the Sea of Japan purportedly was the first public beach in Korea. We also enjoyed the nearby Songdo Skywalks, Cable Car and Suspension Bridge.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2024
  • 253SA
    Singapore, Singapore3,379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A calm oasis of sun and sea
    From what was learnt, the Songdo Beach is South Korea's first public beach dating way way back to the 1910s. Wow, that was certainly a long time ago. The place takes it name from a pine forest that used to envelop the entire area. Compared to the obviously boisterous Haeundae and Gwangali, Songdo seems to be the one suffering from the dreaded “Third Child Syndrome”, ie, being overlooked or neglected in comparison to their older siblings. Certainly that was the case when we were there on a Saturday, when entire stretch of the beach was populated by no more than 50 people. But that is not a bad thing because the serenity will be a welcome quality for those searching for a quiet spot under the sun. And, you have all the space in the world to choose that spot without stepping on another person's shoe. This is priceless.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2024
  • SubinChoe
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calm beach
    If recharging is your thing, then the best place to go is Songdo Beach. It was winter when I went to Songdo Beach with my friend, there were no people than in summer. Songdo Beach is smaller than other beaches, so it was able to watch the waves calmly. And what’s more, there were many delicious cafes and restaurants around here. We found a cafe nearby that sells very delicious strawberry souffle cake, which is perfect if you’re feeling hungry. According to the information, there seems to be a cable car here, so if you come here, it would be good to look for it.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 June 2024
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buddyroopdx
Portland, OR103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This beach reminded me of the some of the little beach towns of the western United States. Even in November, it was a beautiful day and I was able to enjoy all of the views and visit some shops. Taking the cable car and walking out on the skybridge are must-dos.
Written 26 November 2020
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,379 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Songdo Beach was a great alternative to the more popular and busier Haeundae Beach area. The beach looked just as nice and in fact, looked almost identical with some of the new tall buildings popping up in the area. While it lacked the nightlife and hip places to dine and drink, it was also less obnoxious than Haeundae with the dizzying amount of options for lodging and dinding.
Written 30 March 2022
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R K L
Seattle, WA3,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Songdo Beach dates back to 1913 and was supposedly a man-made beach. The entire area has developed into quite a tourist destination and was worth exploring for several days. This pristine beach abutting the Sea of Japan
purportedly was the first public beach in Korea. We also enjoyed the nearby Songdo Skywalks, Cable Car and Suspension Bridge.
Written 26 March 2024
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윤서 김
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
If sightseeing is their thing, then the best place to go is the coast of Songdo, Busan.

I arrived at my accommodation by the sea around sunset. The view of the sea as soon as I arrived was very beautiful.

I felt like I was healed by the scenery itself.

The next day, I rode a sea cable car with a glass floor, which was the best to see the beautiful sea view.

And I went to a cafe with a view of the sea and had a cool and fun time.

In the evening, I went for a walk on the sandy beach. It was nice to take a leisurely walk because there were a few people. And it was summer but the cool breeze made me feel good.

It was a trip that made me feel relaxed because of my school life.
Written 10 January 2024
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youbel1970
Brussels, Belgium1,657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We love to beach across our hotel. Very large and we have the beach just for us before a guess a future busy summer. Great walk around the seafront with many bars and cafe. Amazing bridge above the water. Great park, go to the mini local fishermen harbor at the end and they have nice fish. Many open spaces, mini mart for last minutes ice cream, and a few. Was perfect for us to relax. Take the cable car. Enjoy the boat ride. Very cool beach for the week end.
Written 26 June 2020
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,460 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
It is sobering that in the 1980s, Typhoon Thelma wiped out the beach sands at Songdo Beach. Twenty plus years later, the beach has a reasonable amount of sand even if hardly up to Philippines white sand standards.

We travelled by bus from Nampo metro station, taking 13 minutes on a route 7 bus.

The beach had temporary showers nicely done, It was an easy 10 minute walk to the cable car and there was a biardwalk highlighting local rock pools.
Written 16 July 2019
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Alexice
New York City, NY68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Heard about the reopening of the Songdo marina cable car. It's called Busan Air Cruise now. So want to give it a try. Went to ticketing and found out it is very foreigner unfriendly. The staffs do not understand English. One of the female staff didn't even talked to me and just stuffed me with a pamphlet instead.

I was sent to a ticketing machine since I said I'll pay by credit card. The machine is Korean only. My daughter had to use Google translate in order to understand how to use the machine. So if you can't read Korean, I suggest you to wait in the incredibly long line for the sales window. Also with using the machine you wouldn't know of the wait time for the car. We found out there's an over 2 hours wait for the crystal car at the boarding line. Too late already, we already purchased the tickets. Ended up having to wait.
Written 2 August 2017
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Colleen W
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visited this beach during the week, so there were not many people on the beach- this was great. Some interesting sculptures in the water and a beautiful walkway out into the ocean make it a worthwhile stop on your visit to Busan. Try the fried chicken at Mom’s Touch on the beachfront!
Written 24 July 2019
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JHL
Seoul, South Korea9,340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Songdo beach is more popular to residents than other touristic beaches of Busan such as Haundae or Gwanganli. If you prefer a comparatively quiet beach, Songdo or Dadaepo is recommended in Busan.
- There are many groups of families.

- The trail along the cliff starting from Songdo Beach is good to walk. There are some nice place on rocks to rest or get fishing.
- Martime Cable Car above sea is available.
Written 9 June 2018
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Chui Wah Phylli... C
Hong Kong, China22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Very nice place, the 365 meter long skywalk is amazing. It was Sunday and very crowded there. Come and take a walk on the sea, to see the beautiful scenery or you may spend a day and relax on the beach too,
Written 6 October 2016
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