From Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, we took a one hour bus ride to Haeundae Beach—the most famous beach in Busan.
Haundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)
Who knew that the famous Haeundae Beach lies in-between tall skyscrapers? Located in Haeundae District neighborhood, this beach is surrounded by office buildings, luxurious hotels, malls, and restaurants.
Due to its fame, Haeundae Beach was very crowded with tourist and locals, not to mention it was Saturday. From families, a group of friends, couples, a lot of people played along the beach despite the cold wind. They say that it’s not even rare for office workers to head to the beach with suits to refresh their mind after a day’s work!
What can you do in Haeundae Beach?
Like any other public beach, besides enjoying yourself along the coastline, visitors are also allowed to swim on the ocean. Nearby, you can visit Even Sea Life Busan Aquarium, rent a yachting dock, or visit Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO).
Walk a little bit further to find Dongbaekseom Island (동백공원) area. No, it’s not an island you need to go using a boat, yet it’s just a recreation park located by the Haeundae coastline. You can take another public transportation from Haeundae Beach for around 35 minutes.
Coming to the beach using winter clothes
Visiting a beach using winter clothes became a new experience for me—as beach are always associated with the summer heat. Even though I’ve visited the beach during late winter a.k.a. March, it still looked decent, only with a breezing cold wind and extra cold sea water.
Haeundae Beach is FREE of ticket entrance fees.
How To Get There
From Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
– From Yonggungsa temple National Fisheries Research & Development Institute, take the green bus no. #100 or #181.
– After 18 stops, you will arrive at Haeundae Beach stop.
– From the bus stop, walk for around 10 minutes to the beach.
Eat: Haundae Market
Near to Haeundae Beach, you will find Haeundae Traditional Market (부산 해운대전통시장). It’s an authentic market where you can mostly find fresh seafood and street foods. You can also even buy handicrafts. I didn’t spend a lot of time here though as my stomach is crumbling and craving for something even better… which is on my next destination!
Eat: Dongbaek’s Sushi Berry
This place is not well known to tourist, but famous to locals. If you’re a sushi lover, then this has to be on top of your list!
Sushi Berry is known for it’s large portions and reasonable prices. The place is quite small, so there is not many seats so if it’s crowded, sometimes you may need to wait.
Again, I’ve mentioned that this place is known for its reasonable price. Price of one roll portion starts from 7,000-14,000₩/portion. There is also sushi set consisting of 10-15pcs of various sushi starts from 18,000₩/set.
How To Get There
– From Haeundae Market, go to Haeundae Station and head directly to Dongbaek Station using Line 2 (no stops).
– From Dongbaek Station, go to exit 2.
– From the station, walk for around 15 minutes to the Sushi Berry.
955-4 U 1(il)-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
12 pm – 3 p.m and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m
Closed every other Monday