Songdo Beach 송도해수욕장 is a popular beach in Busan which is a great alternative to Gwangalli and Haeundae (especially in Summer as both of these can be extremely busy). Even if you come in Winter it is still worth a trip if you find yourself with a bit of spare time. It is fairly close to Nampodong and Jagalchi Fish Market (just 12 minutes by Bus) so it is not out of the way by any means. Also with the recent addition of the Songdo Beach Cable Car 부산 송도해수욕장 케이블카가 it is quickly becoming a popular tourist attraction in Busan.
“What is there to do here?” would be an obvious question… and if the weather is warm enough, the answer would be relax and have a swim however if you aren’t necessarily keen on doing that, there is a nice a skywalk as such which goes over the ocean and a Cable Car which provides some really nice views over the beach (as the Songdo Beach Cable Car was opened in June 2017, I have since visited and have updated this post to include it 🙂 ) which is definitely worth checking out. Below are some of the pictures I took on my visit there last week 🙂
A map of Songdo Beach.
It was slightly overcast when we arrived as you can see (however was still quite humid – if I had brought my boardies I would of went in for a swim).
Entrance of the walkway.
As you can see the walkway is over the water.
There is a small pontoon of which people were diving off. Seems like a lot of fun especially if you enjoy swimming.
Although it looks fairly cold, I was regretting not bringing some swimwear as the humidity was crazy.
Sun starting to come out now and there was literally less than 20 people.
A few old statues in the water.
Plenty of small restaurants here as well if you feel peckish or want some lunch/dinner.
It was surprisingly a great little spot to enjoy the beach and the view.
The walkway isn’t that long but definitely a great place if you have time while in Busan.
A little cave in the middle of the walkway.
Looking back towards the pontoon/beach.
The water here was very shallow.
Quite a few tourists here taking some snaps.
I still couldn’t believe how quiet it was for a warm day.
Some background info on Songdo Beach in case anyone is interested (used to be a cable-car here back in the day). Apparently next year it is returning.
Feel free to go and take some pictures on the rocks (just be careful of coarse).
Opening times ( 6am – 11pm)
Those weird looking obstacles help reduce the impact of the waves against the coast.
Getting brighter which was great.
A good mix of locals and tourists.
Some more pontoons and boats/vessels.
If you are feeling hungry make sure to walk along the beachfront as there is a good variety of places to eat.
The bridge in the background takes you to Taejongdae.
A view looking out into the ocean.
A few more snaps of the beach.
Sun coming out was great.
Few more pics of the ocean.
My last pic of Songdo Beach 송도해수욕장
Update 2017 – August to include Songdo Beach Cable Car 부산 송도해수욕장 케이블카가
Songdo Beach 송도해수욕장 is a great little beach which offers some piece and quiet along with a relaxing skywalk and Cable Car 부산 송도해수욕장 케이블카가 over the coastline. Being less than 15 minutes by bus from Nampodong it is conveniently located should you find yourself with some time to kill.
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