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Songdo Beach

Fine golden sand, lively restaurants, a sky walk and lively music festivals make this a popular beach in southern Busan. 

Join the city residents and tourists that escape the sweltering summer heat of downtown Busan at Songdo Beach. Created in 1913 and upgraded in the 2000s, Songdo Beach is Korea’s first public beach. The name Songdo means pine island and is a reference to pine forests that were once thought to flourish in the area. It presents a quieter coastal experience to Busan’s other beaches such as Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach.

The beach itself is a wide, curving strip of soft sand set around a sheltered bay. Even during the high season you can find space to set up your beach camp, soak up the sun and enjoy a picnic. The sea here is calm and safe for swimming. For some fun, swim out to a floating platform and plunge into the water from the diving boards. 

Go to the northern end of the beach and explore the Songdo Skywalk. This 1,198-feet (365-meter) long raised walkway travels above the sea and a rocky island. See sculptures of dolphins, mermaids and seafarers in addition to a small lighthouse. Step onboard a cable car at nearby Songnim Park and cruise high up over the bay to Amnam Park. 

In August, the beach is one of several coastal venues for the Busan Sea Festival. Be part of a program of concerts, dance classes, fashion parades and yacht regattas. 

A wide avenue runs parallel to the beach, framed on one side by a paved promenade and the other by bars and restaurants. Dine on seafood dishes and traditional Korean barbecued meats. There are convenience stores, too, if you want to purchase items to eat and drink on the beach. 

Get here by taking a bus to the Songdo Entrance stop, from where the beach is about a 10-minute walk. Buses depart regularly from downtown Busan. Limited parking is available along the beach road. A hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus also stops here. 

Songdo Beach is usually open to the public from June until September. There is a fee for the cable car. 


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Best Western Plus Busan Songdo ¥4,892
Best Western Plus Busan Songdo

Best Western Plus Busan Songdo

97, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Busan, Busan
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street, and BIFF Square. Jagalchi Fish Market and Gukje Market are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach ¥7,624
    Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach

    Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach

    113 Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and BIFF Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Brown-Dot Songdo ¥3,396
      Brown-Dot Songdo

      Brown-Dot Songdo

      47, Chungmu-daero 34beon-gil, Seo-gu, Busan
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Songdo Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nampodong Street and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and BIFF Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Busan Songdo Q Five Hotel
        Busan Songdo Q Five Hotel

        Busan Songdo Q Five Hotel

        141, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Songdo Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nampodong Street and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and BIFF Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Q5 Hotel
          Q5 Hotel

          Q5 Hotel

          141, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street, and Jagalchi Fish Market. BIFF Square and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            2 Heaven Hotel Seogu ¥3,852
            2 Heaven Hotel Seogu

            2 Heaven Hotel Seogu

            191-1, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Busan
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Busan, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Marine Cable Car, BIFF Square, and Gukje Market. Busan Tower is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away. Jangalchi Station is 29 minutes by foot.

              M Motel Songdo ¥5,708
              M Motel Songdo

              M Motel Songdo

              9, Songdohaebyeon-ro 125beon-gil, Seo-gu, Busan
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Busan, this beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Beach, Nampodong Street, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and BIFF Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Jangalchi Station is 30 minutes by foot.

                Songdo Ava Motel
                Songdo Ava Motel

                Songdo Ava Motel

                183, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Songdo Marine Cable Car, Nampodong Street, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Gukje Market and BIFF Square are also within 2 mi (3 km).