Haeundae ( 해운대해수욕장 )

One of the most famous beaches in Korea and most definitely Busan, worth a visit in all seasons especially in summer! Haeundae Beach has something for everyone in that is has a beautiful large beach which can be enjoyed all year round. It has a small marketplace where people can eat (the handmade dumplings there are fantastic btw!), a series of wooden bridges which goes in a circle loop for people to exercise and lastly it has plenty of restaurants and bars for those who want to live a little.
Haeundae Beach is also fairly close to Gwangalli Beach so if you’re stretched for time I would recommend doing both of the same day/night. If you want to travel to the Haeundae Market first, I would recommend the Haeundae Beach subway station exit #5 shown towards the end. Below are some things to do in Haeundae Beach. Hope you enjoy 🙂
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Just checking out the view from a friends apartment before heading down to Haeundae.

 

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You can just see the water on the horizon.

 

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It was close enough to walk and the weather was great so we thought why not..

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This was my first time seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Korea.

 

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A view of Haeundae Beach from the right-hand side.

 

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The hotel on the right is The Westin Chosun (would be a very nice place to say in the summer).

 

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A view looking back from the beach.

 

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We went on a weekday so it was fairly quiet which was nice.

 

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As you can see I’m wearing a jumper haha it was pretty cold.

 

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In the shade looking across the beach. Good place to relax and read a book actually.

 

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While facing the beach, if you walk around to the right-hand side there is a coastal walk which is highly recommended.

 

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Mermaid.

 

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The wooden walkways are right up against the rock face which is nice.

 

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Story of the mermaid.

 

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A nice clear view of the beach. You can normally see people fishing from here as well.

 

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The walkway is almost entirely shaded so it makes it perfect for a mid-morning walk.
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The bridges keep on going.

 

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Wasn’t that busy while I was there so I would recommend going during the day if you can.

 

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It isn’t that far so you can take your time 🙂

 

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Watch your head!

 

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Plenty of seats along the way so its a good chance to sit down and enjoy the scenery.

 

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Quite a few people use this road for exercising.

 

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A view from just in front of the light house.

 

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This is where the APEC summit was held (about 10 years ago). I went here last time I was in Busan. WOrth a short visit if you have time.

 

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Use the Binos to take a look around.

 

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The small light house which sits of the corner of the road.

 

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A small pavillion.

 

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Spring is a great time for travelling in general i think.

 

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Lots of couples walking with their kids.

 

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Again, shaded which makes it so pleasant.

 

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Two men playing Badminton in the street.

 

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Some garden decorations.

 

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There are lots of signs at Haeundae so you shouldn’t get lost 🙂

 

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A small footpath around the edge of the beach. btw, we are now back at the start.

 

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Small road which leads to the Haeundae Markets.

 

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The old fellas playing a game (i think it is called ‘Go’).

 

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Keep walking through the small tents.

 

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If you need a drink or a snack here is not a bad option.

 

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These stalls are closed at the moment but I would imagine at night they would be quite vibrant!

 

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This is the road which runs parallel with the beach.

 

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A map of the surrounding area.

 

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Keep walking down this road and the markets are soon on your left.

 

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Past the welcome sign 🙂

 

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Signs are there to help if you feel lost.

 

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Once you have turned left you will start to see restaurants.

 

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Some small drawings to help you decide on which restaurant suits you.

 

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Crab Restaurant.

 

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Pretty good idea having a pot plant inside a metal pig haha

 

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More choices.

 

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Still not that busy which was lucky 🙂

 

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The street under the flag is where the Haeundae Market is located.

 

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Not a cloud to be seen.

 

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Haeundae Market.

 

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Loads of small stalls and stores selling various items/food.

 

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Make sure to cash in on some street food while you are here.

 

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Pork is everywhere and so it should be 🙂

 

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Some fish is you fancy.

 

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Dessert as well.

 

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Go in and ask for a menu if you are not sure.

 

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Still a few people walking around looking for there lunch.

 

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We chose hand-made dumplings (Mandu).

 

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Steaming!

 

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Cooking.

 

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The Menu. Guk-su is also worth trying. I can’t get enough of that stuff.

 

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It tasted as good as it looks.

 

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and….. it was gone pretty quick.

 

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Very fresh.

 

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We got the normal dumplings however you can get quite a few different types.

 

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We came here for Dok Bokki.

 

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Some Gimbab.

 

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View from the window.

 

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Ajummas working hard. They were very nice.

 

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Small shop.

 

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Gimbab and Dok Bokki.

 

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Walking down to the station.

 

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Off to Shinsegae Department Store.

In Summer the crowds are crazy haha
For places to stay in Haeundae Beach
Wanting a bit of luxury? The Westin Chosun Busan Hotel is a great choice as it overlooks Haeundae Beach (it’s in one of the pics at the top).
The Sunset Business Hotel is another recommendation for all types of travelers including business related travel.
For something slightly cheaper, the Business Hotel Haeundae S and the Haeundae ForU Hotel are well located and well regarded.
Other options I would recommend are the Iris Motel, 24 Guesthouse Haeundae and for those that like cafes and a view I would definitely recommend Busan Dalmaji Hotel which is located in the cafe area in Haeundae which is only a short walk to the Haeundae beach.
I hope you enjoyed my post about things to see in Haeundae Beach. If you have any more places or things that are worth mentioning, please leave me a comment.

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3 thoughts on “Haeundae ( 해운대해수욕장 )

    1. Hi Dayang,

      I’m not sure how many KMs but it is about a 20 – 30 minute walk (slow walking pace).

      I would recommend it.

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