A maritime city with blue seas, Busan has more than 100 lighthouses. Lighthouses with unique shapes and fascinating stories are among the most popular tourist attractions. Aside from guiding ships safely into ports, these lighthouses also provide interesting sights for tourists, enhancing the attraction of tourist destinations.
Cheongsapo Fishing Port Southern·Northern Breakwater Lighthouse (Twin Lighthouse)
Cheongsapo Port is located between Haeundae and Songjeong. It boasts a beautiful sea view and a quiet atmosphere. Twin Lighthouse, the symbol of Cheongsapo, is a representative photo spot. Unfortunately, the white lighthouse among the twin lighthouses was temporarily demolished in August due to a crack in the breakwater. However, the red lighthouse, which stands out against the emerald sea, is loved by tourists.
It’s easy to find cafes and restaurants near the light house, as well as the bus stop with the white lighthouse. Cheongsapo is a good place for a friendcation because there are many places to take pictures.
There is the "Green Railway" trail along the railroad of the seaside train from Mipo to Songjeong. As you walk along the decking trail, you can enjoy the green forest, the blue sea, and the seaside train. You will soon arrive at the Daritdol Observatory if you walk along the Green Railway from Cheongsapo. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sea from Daritdol Observatory, which is 20 meters high and 72.5 meters long.
Seoam Port Southern Breakwater Lighthouse (Baby Bottle Lighthouse)
There is a unique lighthouse at Seoam Port in Yeonhwa-ri. While it may look like a sculpture, it is an actual lighthouse that lights up at night. It was built by Busan Regional office of oceans and Fisheries in 2009, wishing for childbirth. The official name of the lighthouse is Seoam Port Southern Breakwater Lighthouse.
Baby Bottle lighthouse, measuring 4.8 meters high, is decorated with ceramics featuring hand and footprints of 144 children under age 2. Now there are cute drawings of families too. It is a perfect photo spot with a unique design. On the opposite side of the Baby Bottle Lighthouse, there is a chariot-shaped red lighthouse, which is nicknamed “Cockscomb Lighthouse” for its unusual shape.
If you take a short walk along the road after visiting unique lighthouses, soon you’ll find the Jukdo Island, Yeonhwa-ri, the only island in Gijang-gun. It is connected to the land via a bridge. The island is full of bamboo and camellia, so you can enjoy the fresh air. As there are many cafes and restaurants with great ocean views, it's a great place to stay from day to night. Due to its relaxing atmosphere, Yeonhwa-ri is a popular destination for couples.
Chiram Port Southern Breakwater Lighthouse (Baseball Lighthouse)
There are several unique lighthouses at Chiram Port, which is just up the coastline from Ilgwang Beach.
Shapes and colors vary widely, from baseball bat-shaped “Baseball Lighthouse” to “Seagull Lighthouse” and “Eel Lighthouse”. The red seagull represents Busan, and the yellow eel represents Chiram Port. “Baseball Lighthouse” was built to commemorate the winning of the baseball championship of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Busan, the city of baseball. On the inside wall of the baseball-shaped sculpture is an exhibition of the achievements and photos of Choi Dong-won, the legendary pitcher of the Lotte Giants.
Enjoy a stroll along the promenade from Chiram Port to Baseball Lighthouse in the cool sea breeze. Families with children will especially enjoy making good memories at this unique lighthouse. In the evenings, when the sun sets, the Baseball Lighthouse illuminates Chiram Port. It is also beautiful at night, so many tourists visit here to take pictures at the end of the journey. Take beautiful photos and make good memories at unique lighthouses in Busan!