Gwangalli Beach is a famous beach and one of Busan’s representative hot spots together with Gwangandaegyo Bridge. It is the closest beach to the city center and also a trendy meeting place for Busan’s youth.
Along with its white sandy beach, Gwangalli is filled with diverse attractions such as restaurants serving delicious foods, coffee shops with an open view of the sea, exotic stores hidden in alleyways, and the Namcheon-dong Cherry Blossom Street, which shines with pink cherry blossoms in spring.
The beach themed street established along Gwangalli Beach is the pride of Gwangalli. This street is a popular rest and recreation area among Busan’s citizens. People enjoy taking a stroll with their pet dog or riding a bike along the street. When the beach is open in summer, diverse performances and events are staged all throughout the street.
Recently, Gwangalli Beach has been equipped with facilities for diverse marine sports, attracting many enthusiasts. From a motorboat, banana boat, and bandwagon to paddleboarding and windsurfing, visitors can enjoy any marine sport they fancy according to their level.
Gwangalli is also known for its numerous coffee shops and restaurants with a great view of the sea. You can enjoy a coffee in a café while appreciating the open view of Gwangandaegyo Bridge, or enjoy a fresh sliced raw fish dish in Gwangalli. The raw fish restaurants on the Millak Fresh Fish Street, and the Fresh Fish Town situated at the end of the beach, serve fresh, delicious sliced raw fish and seasonal seafood dishes.
When night falls, Gwangalli is illuminated with a myriad of beautiful lights all along the seafront. The background of the jet-black sea, the spectacular colored lights of shop signs and neon signs, and the Gwangandaegyo Bridge, whose lighting changes color every second, creates a romantic and magical atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy various dishes as well as a microbrew.
If you want to enjoy the night view of the sea a bit more, the Waterside Park is the best place to go. You can’t be unsatisfied with the quiet seafront and starry night, along with good food.
While Gwangalli Beach offers a golden sandy beach and blue sea during the daytime, it boasts a splendid vista of countless colorful lights and the sounds of romantic melodies sung by buskers at night. Both views of Gwangalli attract many visitors to their seductive charms.
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