BUSAN, South Korea — Haeundae, Songjeong, Gwangalli, and Songdo beaches were open from June 1st through September 10th. Three other beaches?Ilgwang, Imrang, and Dadaepo?will be open for swimming from July 1st through August 31st.
To ensure clean, safe and pleasant beaches, the beach facilities have been improved. Also, a variety of summer programs, including marine sports, cultural performances and experience events, are scheduled.
Each beach in Busan has unique features to enjoy.
? Haeundae Beach
Location: Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu
Directions: Metro Line 2, Haeundae Station (Exit 3 or 5) ? Walk approximately 600m to Haeundae Beach.
Visitors to Haeundae Beach will be using a smart beach system to rent beach gear. Instead of using cash to rent parasols or tubes, or to use locker rooms or showers, patrons will pay with vouchers purchased via their mobile phones, credit cards or cash.
For the safety of beachgoers, nets will be installed in the sea to block jellyfish, and an offshore current emergency response team will be on duty as well.
? Songjeong Beach
Location: 712-2 Songjeon-dong, Haeundae-gu
Directions: Metro Line 2 Haeundae Station (Exit 7) ? Bus No. 100 or 141 ? Get off at Songjeong Station ? Walk 500m to Songjeong Beach.
A 200-tent campsite will be operated in one area of the beach. To attract campers, Music Concert with Campers will be held every Friday and Saturday from July. You can also enjoy sports such as beach soccer and beach volleyball in the beach sports zone.
? Gwangalli Beach
Location: 192-20 Gwangan 2-dong, Suyeong-gu
Direction: Metro Line 2 Gwangan Station (Exit 3 or 5) ? Walk 700m to Gwangalli Beach.
Sixty reed parasols will be installed for beachgoers at Gwangalli Beach, creating a unique beach view. Reeds organically grown at Suncheon Bay in Jeollanam-do will be used to make the parasols. From July, a sand bathing area will be operated at the beach.
Children’s favorite characters signs will be placed at each beach watchtower, so children will be able to easily locate themselves.
Every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm from July, the beach street will be transformed into a car-free zone, where you can enjoy festivals and a variety of cultural performances.
? Songdo Beach
Location: Amnam-dong, Seo-gu
Direction: Metro Line 1 Jagalchi Station (Exit 2) ? Bus No. 96 ? Songdo Beach.
Songdo Beach marks its 100th anniversary as the first designated swimming beach in Korea. To celebrate, a variety of events are scheduled to be held at Songdo Beach this summer.
August 1: Songdo Beach’s 100th Opening Celebration
August 3-4: Hyeon-in Song Festival
August 17: Moonlight Walk on the Songdo Beach walking path
August 18: Beach Wrestling Matches
In addition, two turtle-shaped sea diving boards will be newly installed for swimmers. Marine Sports Academy will provide canoe and yacht courses.
? Dadaepo Beach
Location: Dadae-dong, Saha-gu
Direction: Metro Line 1 Shinpyeong Station (Exit 4) ? Bus No. 1000 ? Get off bus at Daewoo Apartment Complex ? Walk 200m to Dadaepo Beach.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy at Dadaepo Beach?marine sports (windsurfing, yachting), ‘Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams’ music shows, water rock concert, water park, air bounce, air slide and more.
For more information, please contact the Municipal Administration Division at (051)888-3544.
Source: Busan City News