Explore romantic Haeundae: its beaches, food, oceanfront, and more!

The city of Haeundae attracts thousands of people to the 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) stretch of white sand known as Haeundae Beach. The beach itself is 160 feet (50 meters) wide. Its gently sloping seafloor offers a shallow wading area in a protected bay. Join the hordes of people on the beach and include plenty of time to explore inland sites as well.

For an interesting perspective on this part of the city, view the film Tidal Wave, South Korea’s first major disaster movie. The plot involves people trying to escape a tsunami at Haeundae Beach. You might recognize some of the film locations as you travel around the city. The movie’s disaster story is fiction, of course.

Walk west along the beach to Dongbaekseom Island. It is now a peninsula but still bears the island name. Look for a mermaid statue, beautiful camellias and views over the ocean and toward the Gwangangdaegyo Bridge.

Inland from the beach are many attractions with broad appeal. Stop at Radium Art Center for exhibits of contemporary visual, digital and sound art. Stroll through Busan Haeundae Traditional Market where typical Korean shopping includes housewares and farm-fresh produce and seafood.

Haeundae has many natural hot springs. Have a spa treatment at Haeundae Spa Center, enjoy views while soaking in outdoor pools at Cimer Spa or rest your feet at the public Haeundae Hot Spring Footbath near the Haeundae Beach Tourist Information Center.

Visit the SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, which has over 250 species of marine creatures. Look for fish, amphibians, reptiles and algae in large tanks over three levels. Walk through a transparent tunnel and be surrounded by swimming sea animals.

See a concert or sporting event just west of Haeundae in the large convention center BEXCO in Centum City. The Busan Cinema Centre hosts autumn’s famous Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

Take the Busan metro to the Haeundae stop. You’ll find accommodations across a broad price range fairly close to the beach.

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Top Hotels in Haeundae

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Shilla Stay Haeundae
4 out of 5
46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
$98/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Very Good! (1,463 reviews)

Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Busan Aquarium and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Paradise Casino are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,463 reviews)

"Location, it's closed to the Haeundae beach. It's also closed to "city centre" where we can find many dining places. On the other hand, not many shops for souvenirs."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Shilla Stay Haeundae
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Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
$166/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,288 reviews)

Located in Haeundae, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Radium Art Center, Haeundae Beach, and Paradise Casino. Gwangalli Beach and Busan ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,288 reviews)

"Friendly staff and clean rooms. Would recommend highly to others."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Paradise Hotel Busan
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Ramada Encore Haeundae
4 out of 5
9, Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
$105/night
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.3/5Excellent! (772 reviews)

Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Haeundae Beach and Paradise Casino. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (772 reviews)

"I loved the ocean view at no extra charge, we arrived early and they said our room was ready for us and that we were welcome to check in right away and the location! Was amazing! Right on the beach and in the center of everything!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Ramada Encore Haeundae
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Haeundae Grand Hotel
4.5 out of 5
217, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-Gu, Busan, Busan
$102/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.2/5Excellent! (1,125 reviews)

Located in Haeundae, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Haeundae Beach and Paradise Casino. Shinsegae Centum City and Gwangalli Beach are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,125 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and very helpful especially the Consierge desk The restaurant close to early they should stay open until 1030 that the only downside we felt rush everyday at breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2019

Haeundae Grand Hotel
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Golden Tulip Haeundae Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
322, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
$53/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

Located in Haeundae, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Haeundae Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Shinsegae Centum City. Gwangalli Beach and KBS Hall are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

"New and beautiful place. The stuff is great. Close to the beach. Definitely will be back."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Golden Tulip Haeundae Hotel & Suites
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Park Hyatt Busan
5 out of 5
51, Marine city 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
$205/night
Sep 5 - Sep 6
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,180 reviews)

Located in Haeundae, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Busan Yachting Center and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Shinsegae Centum City are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,180 reviews)

"Gorgeous hotel, impressive services, outstanding amenities and walking distance to the beach. We had afternoon tea and we enjoyed it. Loved our stay and wished we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended 5 star hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Park Hyatt Busan

Popular things to do in Haeundae

Haeundae Beach
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Haeundae Beach

Let your cares float away while you bob on a tube just off Korea’s most famous beach, where locals and tourists come to see and be seen.

Paradise Casino
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Paradise Casino

After a day on the beach, relax with table games and slot machines at a small casino near the area’s restaurants and bars, not far from the ocean.

Shinsegae Centum City
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Shinsegae Centum City

Pull on ice skates, practice your golf swing or slip into a spa at the world’s largest department store. You’ll find great shopping and dining too, of course.

Songjeong Beach
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Songjeong Beach

Enjoy swimming, surfing and live music events during the warm summer months at this quiet beach situated on Busan’s east coast. 

Dalmaji Hill
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Dalmaji Hill

Experience the spectacular views from this cliff-top road and village, where the sunsets and moon rises are legendary across South Korea.

Busan Museum of Art
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Busan Museum of Art

Feel inspired and challenged in one of Busan’s top modern art museums, where fascinating exhibitions, challenging pieces and a wide array of genres await.

Top activities in Haeundae

Full-Day Busan City Tour
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Full-Day Busan City Tour

$42

Explore the best of Busan during this 11-hour sightseeing tour with a tour staff. Visit Taejongdae to witness one of the most spectacular seascapes in Korea. Enjoy the ocean beauty as you walked on this 365-metre-long curved Songdo Skywalk that extends out from the edge of Songdo beach and have lunch around Songdo market.

Special Oedo Island Day Trip from Busan
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Special Oedo Island Day Trip from Busan

$87

Enjoy the peaceful breeze at Windy Hill, a hill covered in grass and overlooking the sea. Oedo Island is something you cannot experience anywhere else. It is an intricate fusion of European and Korean styles in a semi tropical island. A creation all

Full-Day Busan Tour with Railbike
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Full-Day Busan Tour with Railbike

$63

Get to explore Busan's must-see destinations in one day. On this expansive tour, you'll experience a peaceful rail bike tour along Gimhae Nakdonggang River. Catch the ocean beauty as you take a stroll on the 365-metre-long curved Songdo Skywalk.

Absolute: Busan Pub Crawl & Party
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Absolute: Busan Pub Crawl & Party

$12

Absolute: Busan Pub Crawl The OFFICIAL sponsor of FUN and HAPPINESS in Busan Join us every Friday(in Seomyeon) and Saturday(in Haeundae) for two nights of “ABSOLUTE” FUN and HAPPINESS! Two events in the two coolest areas of Busan! Socializing, dancing, and drinking are only a few of the things that you should expect from our amazing parties.

From Busan : Private Ulsan day trip with Ganjeolgot, Whale Cultural District
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From Busan : Private Ulsan day trip with Ganjeolgot, Whale Cultural District

$75

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ganjeolgot, Daesong-ri, Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan South Korea [11:00~11:50] Ganjeolgot - The sunrise along the East Coast can be viewed earliest at Ganjeolgot Point as well as in entire Korea.

Evening Tour with Night Market & Hwangnyeongsan
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Evening Tour with Night Market & Hwangnyeongsan

$70

Bask in the breathtaking beauty and vibrant vibe of Busan on a tour once evening has fallen over the city. Visit the colorful stalls at the night food market and take in views from the observatory on Hwangnyeongsan Mountain.

Other neighborhoods in Busan

Seomyeon
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Seomyeon

Shopping, Dining, Sightseeing

Consider a visit to Lotte Department Store and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Seomyeon. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Buam Station or Gaya Station.

Jung District
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Jung District

Shopping, Tours, Sightseeing

Find important historical locations commemorating Korea’s fight for independence as well as traditional markets in this southern section of Busan.

Busanjin
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Busanjin

Temples, Sightseeing, Seafood

For shopping in Busan, this part of the city is superb. You’ll find traditional markets and high-end shops along with food and entertainment.

Suyeong-Gu
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Suyeong-Gu

Beaches, Seafood, Sea

Noted for its beaches and bars, there's plenty to explore in Suyeong-Gu. Top attractions like Gwangalli Beach and KBS Hall are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Gwangan Station or Suyeong Station to see more of the city.

Yeongdo
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Yeongdo

Friendly People, Walking, Seafood

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Yeongdo. You might want to make time for a stop at Taejongdae Park or National Maritime Museum.

Oncheonjang
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Oncheonjang

Temples, Mountains, Hot Springs

You might enjoy the spas while in Oncheonjang. Geumjeongsan is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Guseo Station or Jangjeon-dong Station to see more of the city.