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Cheongsapo Seafood Town - What to See, Eat & Getting There | Busan, South Korea

Cheongsapo 청사포: Attractions, Cafes & Restaurants

부산광역시 해운대구 중동 | Cheongsapo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

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Cheongsapo Seafood Town - Admission Fees

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  • Haeundae Beach Train (from Mipo Station in Haeundae or Songjeong Station near Songjeong Beach) to Cheongsapo Station. Duration varies according to departing station.

  • Haeundae Sky Capsule (from Mipo Station in Haeundae) to Cheongsapo Station. 30 mins.

  • Busan Green Railway (coastal walk) along the railway line (from Mipo Station in Haeundae to Songjeong Station) to Cheongsapo Station. 60 mins.

  • Jangsan Station (line 2, exit 5). U-turn upon exit and take bus Haeundae-gu 2 to Cheongsapo 청사포 stop. 10 mins.

  • Haeundae Beach Square (near Sea Life Busan Aquarium), walk 310m along the main road (Haeundaehaebyeon-ro) to the bus stop in front of Marianne Hotel (next to Fairfield by Marriot Busan). Take bus Haeundae-gu 2 to Cheongsapo 청사포 stop. 25 mins.

  • By Taxi from Haeundae Beach, 10 mins. For your return trip, there are taxi turning into the seaside street regularly.

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Cheongsapo is a charming seaside town, traditionally known for its lighthouses and seafood restaurants.

 

It has become one of the hottest destinations in Busan with the opening of Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk (observatory) in 2017 and later, Haeundae Beach Train and Haeundae Sky Capsule along the abandoned railway in 2020.

Unique and interesting cafes with rooftop access have also branched out in Cheongsapo too.

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Attractions at Cheongsapo

It is amazing how the unknown Cheongsapo Seaside Village has developed and transformed over the years with new attractions along its magnificent coast, bringing in more tourists and businesses for the locals.

1. Cheongsapo Twin Lighthouse

The red and white twin lighthouse is the well-known landmark of Cheongsapo and a favourite sunrise spot.

2. Cheongsapo Mural Town

Discover the interesting murals as you walk around the village. One of the popular murals of a 'dog with sunglasses' is actually a gallery cafe 북청화첩 and certainly worth a visit inside to look at its artworks.

3. Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk (observatory)

Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk offers visitors an opportunity to walk 72.5m out on the glass-floored observatory that is 20m above the ocean. On the left of the observatory (i.e. facing the sea) is the beautiful coastline of Songjeong and the right is Cheongsapo.

4. Haeundae Blueline Park (Haeundae Sky Capsule & Haeundae Beach Train)

Haeundae Blueline Park which operates the popular Haeundae Sky Capsule and Haeundae Beach Train along the 4.8km abandoned railway line from Mipo Station in Haeundae, with 2 stops in Cheongsapo (i.e. Cheongsapo Station and Daritdol Skywalk Stop) and onwards to Songjeong Station.

The junction outside Cheongsapo Station along the main road, Cheongsapo-ro has become a popular photo spot of the passing train with the blue ocean in the background.

5. Busan Green Railway (Coastal Walking Trail)

Running alongside the same railway line as Haeundae Beach Train is the Busan Green Railway coastal walk. The wooden deck walkway offers visitors beautiful views of the coastline with access to observatories, beaches, cafes and local scenes.

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Popular Cafes & Restaurants at Cheongsapo

Cheongsapo Seafood Town (also known as 'Cheongsapo Grilled Clams Village') is particularly famous for its countless restaurants providing fresh raw seafood, grilled clams, shellfish and eels along its prominent oceanfront street. Many unique and lovely cafes, some with rooftop views have opened over the years too.

Here is an overview of some of the popular/unique cafes and restaurants in Cheongsapo (in order of their locations starting from lighthouse side):

1. Haeundae No.1 Grilled Clams 해운대1번조개구이 🌴1-2F

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로128번길 48 1,2층 | 1st & 2nd Floors, 48, Cheongsapo-ro 128beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤11:30 - 4:00 Daily

Haeundae No. 1 Grilled Clams Restaurant has a modern vibe with tropical island decor that is quite different from many other traditional seafood restaurants in Cheongsapo. Guests order through the tablets (with pictures) and food is served nicely arranged on the platters.

2. Cafe Alice Donut 수민이네🌴1F + rooftop

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로128번길 22 1층 | 22, Cheongsapo-ro 128beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤10:30 - 22:00 Daily

The brightly coloured shopfront of Cafe Alice Donut with a big donut at its rooftop stands out prominently among the shops in Cheongsapo. Customers can enjoy a wide variety of donuts from the cafe.

3. Suminine Grilled Clams Restaurant 수민이네🌴1-2F

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로58번길 118 | 118 Cheongsapo-ro 58beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤11:30 - 5:00 Daily

Suminine Grilled Clams Restaurant is a famous and probably the representative grilled clams restaurant in Cheongsapo. There is a board with signatures of celebrities near its entrance too.

💡Entrance to the restaurant is located on the side road next to Alice Donut/Cafe Sandy Blue.

This is a fairly big restaurant with 3 different seating areas. There are tents on the ground floor near the entrance. On the 2nd floor, there are indoor and terrace sections. The terrace is a popular area under the tall pine trees with views of ocean and lighthouses.

Seafood platters are served with side dishes such as radish kimchi, seaweed soup, boiled shrimps, etc.

💡Grilled eels are pretty popular in the restaurant too but do prepare for the sight of the freshly cut eels in pieces...

4. Cheongsapo Hanok Lounge - Beer, Wine & Coffee 한옥라운지 청사포역

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로58번길 121 | 121, Cheongsapo-ro 58beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤11:00 - 24:00 Daily

Cheongsapo Hanok Lounge is a cafe set in a traditional Korean house. It has 3 seating areas, the relax front, antique interior and peaceful back courtyard. For latte lovers, check out its signature black sesame latte.

5. Cafe Sandy Blue 샌디블루🌴1-2F + rooftop

🥏청사포로128번길 18 카페 샌디블루 | 18, Cheongsapo-ro 128beon-gil

🕤10:30 - 23:30 Daily

If you are looking for brunch or shaved ice dessert (Korean Bingsu), this might be the restaurant for you. Cafe Sandy Blue also have a rooftop seating area overlooking the blue ocean and twin lighthouse.

6. Mori Restaurant 모리구이 음식점🌴1-2F

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로128번길 14 | 14, Cheongsapo-ro 128beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤Mon-Thu▸11:30 - 23:00, break time 14:00-17:00 | Fri▸11:30 - 24:00, break time 14:00-17:00 | Sat▸11:30 - 24:00, break time 14:00-15:00 | Sun▸16:00 - 22:00

If you would like to have something different from the mainstream seafood restaurants and cafes, check out Mori Restaurant for their enticing skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables on grill.

7. DIART Coffee 디아트커피🌴1-2F

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로128번길 12 | 1st & 2nd Floors, 12, Cheongsapo-ro 128beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤10:30 - 21:30 Daily (last order 21:00)

Set in a relaxed cozy atmosphere, DIART Coffee is popular for its hand-drip coffee and homemade Kaymak served with natural honey and soft white baguette.

💡Kaymak is made by boiling fresh cream on low heat for 12 hours.

8. H.US Coffee 에이치어스🌴1-3F + rooftop

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로 135 1층~4층 | 1st to 4th Floors, 135, Cheongsapo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤11:30 - 19:30 Daily (last order 18:30)

H.US Coffee is the largest cafe in Cheongsapo spreading across 3 floors, including a rooftop terrace. Customers can enjoy coffee in the chic blue and white interior fitted with large windows for amazing views of the ocean in all floors.

9. Cafe Rooftop Cheongsapo 카페 루프탑 청사포🌴4F rooftop

🥏부산 해운대구 청사포로 139-4 4층 | 4th Floor, 139-4, Cheongsapo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

🕤11:00 - 21:00 Daily (last order 20:00)

Cafe Rooftop is a well-established cafe located on the 4th floor of the building in Cheongsapo. Besides its drinks and deserts, the cafe has enjoyed good reviews for its beautifully decorated interior and outdoor sections as well.

💡The list is by no means conclusive as there are many fabulous cafes and restaurants in Cheongsapo. The seafood restaurants are closely similar in their food offerings too. So, please do walk around and explore any cafe or restaurant that catches your attention.

💡It is highly recommended to spend some time at any of Cheongsapo's cafes or restaurants to take in the beauty of the coastal village and relax before your onward journey.

Map of Cheongsapo Seafood Town (Attractions, Cafes & Restaurants)

Location Map of Cheongsapo Seafood Town - Popular Cafe, Restaurants & Attractions | Busan, Korea

Bus Route from Haeundae Beach or Jangsan Station to Cheongsapo Seafood Town

Cheongsapo Seafood Town - Bus Route from Haeundae Beach or Jangsan Station to Cheongsapo | Busan, South Korea
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