Busan City Guide

Gwangalli Beach


About Gwangalli Beach

Though it's one of many beaches in Busan, Gwangalli is probably my favorite (that I've been to so far).

I've enjoyed beach beers, brunches, fireworks, lantern releases, and games of beer pong on this beach... and have loved every one of them.

The way the restaurants, cafes, and bars are right alongside the main beach strip reminds me of Wrightsville Beach, and my old college town of Wilmington, North Carolina. Whether it's day or night, the view of Diamond Bridge and Gwangalli Beach is beautiful.


Getting There

By Taxi: Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장

By Metro: Gwangalli Beach can be easily accessed from both Gwangan Station and Geumnyeonsan Station (exit 3 or 5 from both stations). Check your final destination to see which is closer (Geumnyeonsan will take you to the south end of the beach).

If you head all the way to the North end of the beach, you’ll find a mini amusement park called Gwangan Beach Land… it’s nothing huge, but definitely a fun place to get your evening started.