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Haeundae Beach & Gettng There | Busan, South Korea

Haeundae Beach 해운대해수욕장

부산광역시 해운대구 해운대해변로 264 (우동) | 264, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

All year round.

Haeundae Beach - Admission Fees

Free

  • Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 3/5). 5 mins walk. 💡It takes around 50 mins by subway from Busan Station (line 1) with 1 line transfer. If you are travelling with luggage, please take the escalator/lift near exit 5/7.

  • Busan KTX Station (main entrance) / Busan Subway Station (line 1, exit 6). Cross to the middle of the road for the bus stop and take Bus# 1003 to Haeundae Beach. 45 mins.

  • Taxi from Busan Station, 40 mins.

Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan and beloved throughout the country.

The white sand beach is about 1.5km long and 70-90m wide, contributing to the beautiful coastline of Busan. Every summer, locals and tourists alike flock to the beach for the perfect summer vacation.

🧸When in Haeundae, please take a moment to enjoy and relax instead of rushing through your 'to-go' places in Busan.

As a popular holiday destination in Busan, Haeundae Beach has a lively and happy vibes particularly on Friday, Saturday or public holidays.

Gunam-ro Main Road to Haeundae Square at Haeundae

Gunam-ro Main Road (Haeundae Station to Haeundae Beach)

Gunam-ro is the main road of Haeundae Beach starting from Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 3/5) to Haeundae Square of Haeundae Beach. It has a wide pedestrian walkway with the road traffic running on both sides. 

Nicely-decorated restaurants, cafes, shops (e.g. ArtboxOlive YoungDaiso) and convenience stores (e.g. US25, CU, 7-ELEVEN) lined both sides of Gunam-ro.

Interestingly, there many pretty self-photo studios (e.g. Photo Signature, Photo Drink) in Haeundae. They offer many interesting props and hair styling tools for that perfect and memorable self-photo of your holiday in Haeundae, Busan.

Haeundae Square 해운대 이벤트광장

Haeundae Square (/Haeundae Event Plaza) is the midpoint of Haeundae Beach. It provides good view of Haeundae beach and the ocean beyond.

💡Public toilets are available at Haeundae Square.

Views of Haeundae Beach Through The Day

Haeundae Beach during Daytime

For such a long stretch of white sandy beach, it is impressively well-maintained, clean and neat.

 

There are good walking path along the whole stretch of Haeundae Beach and seats available to take a rest.

💡There are no rubbish bins along the beach walk. You can either bring back your own rubbish or dispose them at the public toilets located at Haeundae Square or towards the right end of the beach.

Haeundae Beach on Sunset

On sunset, it is a mesmerising sight when the sea, beach and sky are painted in shades of red, orange and yellow over the horizon.

 

Also, groups of seagulls caught the shrimp crackers thrown in the air by visitors, bringing delights and excitement to all around.

Attractions at Haeundae Beach

(Central Section ✦ Extreme Left of Beach ✦ Extreme Right ✦ Short Subway Ride)

Haeundae Beach at Night

On night time, fireworks, sound of the waves, sea breezes, street lights and lovely music from the solo or duet performances nearby complete a lovely and memorable day at Haeundae Beach.

▶ Central Section of Haeundae Beach

Five mins walk from Haeundae Beach is the traditional Haeundae Market where one can purchase popular local snacks/food to enjoy on the beach; or spoilt yourself on the many dining options along the main road (Gunam-ro) next to the beach.

 

Also, you can hop in to SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium to discover the underwater world.

Extreme Left of Haeundae Beach

Walk on the left of Haeundae Beach towards the 3 tall towers of Haeundae LCT The Sharp located near the trending area of Haeundae Mipo.

Check out BUSAN X the SKY Observatory located on 98-100th. At BUSAN X the SKY, you can find the highest Starbucks in the World or dine at Sky 99 Grill & Pasta Restaurant on the 99th Floor.

💡Landmark Tower @Haeundae LCT The Sharp is the second tallest building in South Korea (& tallest in Busan).

Located 2 mins walk from BUSAN X the SKY entrance is the popular Haeundae Blueline Park which operates both Haeundae Beach Train and Haeundae Sky Capsule along the 4.8km abandoned railway line to Cheongsapo and Songjeong.

 

Busan Green Railway (/Haeundae Green Railway) is a wooden deck walkway built alongside the railway line, ideal for those who wish to explore the beautiful coast and attractions along the way at a leisure pace.

Located 2 mins walk from BUSAN X the SKY entrance is the popular Haeundae Blueline Park which operates both Haeundae Beach Train and Haeundae Sky Capsule along the 4.8km abandoned railway line to Cheongsapo and Songjeong.

 

Busan Green Railway (/Haeundae Green Railway) is a wooden deck walkway built alongside the railway line, ideal for those who wish to explore the beautiful coast and attractions along the way at a leisure pace.

2 mins walk from BUSAN X the SKY entrance along the coastline is the Haeundae Cruise Terminal at Haeundae Mipo. From the cruise terminal, you can take the sightseeing cruise, Haeundae Cruise on a day tour to Oryukdo Islets or night tour to Gwangandaegyo Bridge. On top, there are many popular restaurants and cafes with fantastic sea view around the cruise terminal too!

▶ Extreme Right of Haeundae Beach

Located near the right side of Haeundae Beach at Haeundae Square Public Parking Lot is Haeundae Pojangmachachon 해운대포장마차촌 (Haeundae Food Cart Village). Most of the stores offer fresh seafood set in a cosy, local ambience.

For nature lovers, a walk along the easy and scenic Dongbaekseom Island Coastal Trail located on the right of Haeundae Beach is a must. Visit the Lighthouse Observatory and Nurimaru APEC House on the island.

Few minutes walk from the main entrance of Dongbaekseom Island is The Bay 101 Yacht Club where you can have the famous fish & chips or go on a 60 mins Yacht Cruise Tour around Gwangandaegyo Bridge and Haundae Marine City.

▶ Short Subway Ride from Haeundae Beach

3 subway stops away from Haeundae Station (line 2) will bring you to the World's largest department store, Shinsegae Centum City.

Within the large mall, housed:

Annual Festivals at Haeundae Beach

Besides the many attractions to enjoy at/near Haeundae Beach, it also hosts several popular annual festivals.

a) Haeundae Sand Festival

At the popular annual Haeundae Sand Festival, visitors can enjoy magnificent sand sculptures made by world-renowned artists on the beautiful beach of Haeundae.

late May (schedule) | official website

 

b) Busan Sea Festival

early Aug (schedule) | official website

 

The annual Busan Sea Festival is held at various beaches in Busan, including Haeundae Beach. Festival program include a series of concerts, Night Pool Party (by renowned Korean hip-hop musicians), fireworks, street performances, sunset surfing, beach yoga, zumba & dance, beach pubs & food lounge, etc.

c) Haeundae Lights Festival

mid-late Nov to late Jan (schedule) | official website

 

Haeundae Lights Festival is Haeundae's representative winter festival. Lights and media arts illuminate Haeundae Beach to Gunam-ro main road beautifully with various light sculpture photo zones and fun hands-on experience programs.

Recommended Cafes & Restaurants at Haeundae Beach

There are many well-decorated restaurants along the main road (i.e. Gunam-ro) between Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 3/5) and Haeundae Beach. The restaurants are extended to the cross streets of Gunam-ro, giving visitors ample of fabulous dining options at Haeundae Beach.

 

Here is an overview of popular restaurants you can find at Haeundae Beach (listing order from subway station to beach):

 

1

Goraesa Fish Cake Haeundae Branch 고래사어묵해운대점

9:00 - 21:00 (Sun-Thu) / 21:30 (Fri) / 22:00 (Sat)

부산 해운대구 구남로 14 | 14, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Goraesa Fish Cake Haeundae Branch is a fairly large fish cake store with a wide selection of delicious-looking fish cakes. Unlike typical fish cake stores that only cater for takeaways, Goraesa Fish Cake Haeundae Branch offers seats (1F & 2F), cafe (2F) and cooked food section (1F) within the store for a more inclusive dining experience.

2

Goban Restaurant Haeundae Branch 고반식당 해운대점

12:00 - 1:00 (last order 00:00)

부산 해운대구 구남로12번길 16 1층 | 1F, 16, Gunam-ro 12beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

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If you are looking for affordable BBQ, check out the popular pork-only Goban Restaurant. It has one of the highest restaurant review ratings in Haeundae too! The table presentation is surprising pleasing with 8 fanciful dipping sauces arranged around the BBQ grill, together with various types of kimchi. Other popular menu items include stone pot rice, stew, cold noodles and Gyeran Jjim (Korean Steamed Eggs).

3

Cafe Knotted Busan Haeundae 노티드 부산 해운대

10:00 - 21:00

부산 해운대구 구남로 17 | 17 Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

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Knotted is a famous cafe that opened in Haeundae in October 2022. The cafe spreads across 4 floors (including roof garden) with different floor themes. Long queue can be spotted outside the restaurant even 6 months after its opening. The cafe is well-liked for its signature creamy donuts, delightfully-designed small whole cakes, brightly coloured interior and photo zones, particularly the pink staircase, smiley character balloons and photo mirrors. There are merchandise for sale at the store, including its mascot, Sugar Bear.

4

Miryang Sundae Pork Rice Soup (Busan Main Branch) 밀양순대돼지국밥 (부산본점)

00:00 - 24:00

부산 해운대구 구남로 28 | 28 Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

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Miryang Sundae Pork Rice Soup is one of the most popular restaurants at Haeundae Beach. People can be seen eating in the restaurant early in the morning having their famous pork and rice soup with optional side dishes such as sliced pork and sundae sausage.

5

Chunhachudong Milmyeon Haeundae 춘하추동 밀면 해운대

10:00 - 22:00

부산 해운대구 해운대해변로265번길 13 | 13, Haeundae Beach-ro 265beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

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Chunhachudong Milmyeon is a milmyeon specialty store that serves milmyeon (wheat noodles served in cold broth or spicy sauce). The broth has a darker brown colour compared to other places as it is brewed with Korean medicinal herbs along with Korean beef bones. Though the milmyeon in cold broth looks plain, it is very tasty and a highly recommended must-eat in Busan.💡Milmyeon originated in Busan and it is a variant of the North Korean noodle dish, naengmyeon.

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The Myeongpum Haemultang Grilled Clams | the명품해물탕조개구이

11:00 - 24:00 (15:00 - 16:00 breaktime)

부산 해운대구 해운대해변로265번길 10 | 10, Haeundae Haebyeon-ro 265beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

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The Myeongpum Haemultang Grilled Clams is a nice 3-storey restaurant visited by many celebrities. There is a wide selection of seafood options from stew, grilled clams to sashimi.💡The restaurant uses gas burner at the table as with most of the seafood restaurants at Haeundae Beach. Seafood stew (/soup) is recommend. If you wish to have an authentic grilled clams experience on hot charcoal, you can check out the restaurants at nearby Haeundae Mipo or Cheongsapo.

Other Restaurants along the Main Road (Gunam-ro)

Recommended Hotels at Haeundae Beach

MS Hotel Haeundae

★★★ | 8.1 Review Rating

MS Hotel Haeundae is the only affordable 3* hotel with all rooms facing Haeundae Beach and the ocean. The hotel is located directly across the road from Haeundae Beach and SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Bus from Busan Station stops in front of the hotel. It is an easy 8 mins walk to Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 5) and less than 1 min walk to the popular main road, Gunam-ro. There is a 7-ELEVEN and Compose Coffee Cafe below the building.💡Room rates are generally available for booking 2 months prior to check-in date. The hotel occupies several floors of the building shared with other tenants.

Lavi De Atlan Hotel 2

★★★ | 8.4 Review Rating

Lavi De Atlan Hotel 2 is another 3* hotel with competitive rates located along Gunam-ro and near the beach. The hotel is within 5 mins walk straight from Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 3). There is SHINNI Coffee Company Cafe and convenience store at the ground floor of the hotel. 💡Notes: The lowest room category is on the lower floors and faces Haeundae Market below.

Best Western Haeundae Hotel

★★★★ | 7.9 Review Rating

Best Western Haeundae Hotel is another popular hotel in Haeundae, located along the main road (Gunam-ro). The hotel is 5 mins walk straight from Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 5) and a short 2 mins walk to Haeundae Beach. There is an Olive Young at the ground floor of the hotel and Haeundae Market is just across the road.

Felix by STX Hotel & Suite

★★★★ | 8.2 Review Rating

Felix by STX Hotel & Suite is one of the most popular hotels at Haeundae Beach. It is conveniently connected to Haeundae Station (near exit 7) and an easy 9 mins walk to Haeundae Beach along the main road, Gunam-ro. Each room features a fully-equipped kitchen and work desk. There are also fitness centre, lounge and coin launderette. Cafes, restaurants and convenience store can be found at the hotel building too.

Shilla Stay Haeundae

★★★★ | 8.1 Review Rating

Shilla Stay Haeundae is located within 9 mins walk from Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 7) and 4 mins walk to Haeundae Beach. There are restaurant, lounge & bar, fitness center and coin launderette at the hotel. The rooftop pool & bar on the 18F offers fantastic view of Haeundae Beach and the ocean.

Grand Josun Busan

★★★★★ | 8.7 Review Rating

Grand Josun Busan is of the few hotels (mainly 5* hotels) located on the prestige Haeundae Beach at the end of the popular main road (i.e. Gunam-ro). Opened in October 2020, the hotel has one of the best hotel review ratings in Haeundae. There is a mix of city view or ocean view rooms in the hotel. For hotel guests travelling with children, there are kids-only floor and Josun Junior Service Program (welcome gift, kids amenities & kids birthday events).

Paradise Hotel Busan

★★★★★ | 8.6 Review Rating

Paradise Hotel Busan is located next to Grand Josun Busan along Haeundae Beach. It offers rooms with city view, half sea view or full sea view. The hotel offers many facilities for the adults and kids. There are outdoor high-quality hot spring, sauna (jade bed, Jacuzzi bath and dry & wet saunas), outdoor swimming pool, Sundari Retreat Spa, indoor golf practice range, state-of-the-art fitness club and Paradise Casino that spreads across 3 floors. For kids, there are BMW Kids’ Driving Zone, Play LAB Entertainment Zone, HABA Kids' Lounge and Woongjin Bookclub. There are 3 restaurants serving cuisine from Cantonese Chinese, Japanese and Italian on top of their lounge, bar and bakery.

Signiel Busan

★★★★★ | 9.1 Review Rating

Signiel Busan has the best review ratings among all hotels in Haeundae. Opened in June 2020, Signiel Busan is a luxury hotel located on the extreme left end of Haeundae Beach at the landmark, LCT Tower. It is 2 mins walk to the immensely popular Haeundae Sky Capsule/Beach Train's Mipo Station. Also, there are many popular cafes, restaurants and a sightseeing cruise terminal within 2-3 mins walk from the hotel. The hotel offers rooms with Mipo Harbor View, Ocean View (Haeundae Beach) or City view. You can enjoy world-class dining experience at the hotel and facilities such as infinity pool, luxury spa and kids outdoor activity garden. 🎀Signiel Busan is a highly recommended hotel for your stay at Haeundae Beach (if budget permits).

Haeundae has a relax and yet lively atmosphere. With so many diverse attractions within walking distance and most day tours pick up from Haeundae Station (line 2), it is certainly worth staying at Haeundae Beach on your holiday to Busan.

Also, there are many accommodation options at Haeundae Beach from hostels, guesthouses and hotels that you can pick based on your budget and preferences.

 

The recommended stay location will be any ocean-facing accommodations along Haeundae Beach near to the main road (Gunam-ro) or SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium.

💡Friday and Saturday are the busier days in Haeundae when the streets and beach liven up with happy visitors and travellers. Hotel room rates are significantly higher on these 2 days of the week as well.

Notes: Hotel listing order from 3* to 5* hotels.

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