Songdo Beach 송도해수욕장
Open all year round.
Busan Station (line 1, exit 7), walk 100m ahead, take Bus# 26 (bus stop is at the middle of road on your right). 15 mins ride.⭐
Nampo Station (line 1, exit 5), walk 75m ahead, take Bus# 26 (bus stop is at the middle of road on your right). 11 mins ride.⭐
Nampo Station (line 1, exit 8), walk 60m ahead, take Bus# 30/71 from bus stop outside Lotte Dept. Store. 11 mins ride.
Nampo Station (line 1, exit 1), walk 150m ahead, take Bus# 26/30/71 (bus stop is at the middle of road on your left). 11 mins ride.
Jagalchi Station (line 1, exit 2), cross the road about 20m ahead. At the traffic light 30m in front, cross to the opposite side of the road. Turn left and walk 70m towards the bus stop. Take Bus# 26, 30, 71, 96. 6 mins ride.
Drop off at Songdo Beach bus stop, 2 mins walk.
💡Bus routes for #26/30/71 taken from Nampo Station are similar, allowing you to alight at both bus stops for Songdo Cloud Trails/Busan Air Cruise and Songdo Beach. Their differences are #26 can be taken from Busan Station and #30/71 take you all the way to Amnam Park stop.
Taxi from Busan Station, 17 mins, about ₩12,000
In the past, Songdo Beach was often given a miss by visitors for the likes of Haeundae Beach or Gwangalli Beach. Being the first public beach in Korea that opened in July 1913, it has lose its lustre with time.
However, much have changed in recent years to bring back tourists to the 800m long and 50m wide beach and its surrounding attractions.
Songdo Beach is reborn as a new hot spot of Busan. Together with Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge nearby, they have made it to the Top 100 must-visit tourist spots in Korea (2021-2022)!
In the last decades, Songdo Beach and surrounding area has undergone major restoration and transformation to bring back tourists with a sandy beach with clean water; refurbished Geobukseom Island (/Turtle Island) and connected to the new attraction, Songdo Cloud Trails; restored marine cable car and rebranded as Busan Air Cruise; rebuilt, relocated and renamed Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge.
💡The name "Songdo" comes about from its heavily forested pine trees in the olden days.
Songdo Beach offers various festivals throughout the year, including the Sunrise Festival in January, the Daljip Festival in February, the Summer Sea Festival and Hyeonin Song Festival in August, and the Mackerel Festival in October, as well as the Songdo National Marine Sports Competition.
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