While we were on our weekend getaway down South, we were able to stop off in Busan for about 5 hours. The top thing on my list of to-dos was see Haeundae Beach.
Haeundae Beach is one of the most popular beaches in South Korea. In the summer, the beach is jam packed with people. The whole beach is lined with umbrellas. Since I am not one to enjoy a beach so packed you are literally sitting on your neighbors, I thought going in the Spring would be perfect.
We had the beach basically to ourselves. It was too cold to get in the water or lay out for a bit, but I really enjoyed walking up and down the beach with my feet in the water.
I miss Hawaii so much, and being back on the beach was like being back home. I wish we could have spent more time there but I guess we will just have to go back before the crowds take over.
Overall, the water and the beach were in pretty great condition. I thought it would be a lot trashier because of how busy it gets (maybe it's different in the summer), but it was a pleasant beach to walk around.
Matt and I walked along the pier and continued snapping pictures of the ocean. There is a nice wooden walkway that wraps around the ocean that I would recommend walking through.
I love the old ladies in the background. They were having a blast on this suspension bridge.
Gwangandaegyo Bridge- This was another check off my list of to-dos. I really wanted to see this bridge, so check and check. I wish we could have stayed and seen it at night, but this was a pretty amazing view as well.
We only had a short time walking around Busan for the day, but I know we will be back. It reminded us a lot of Miami (well- at least CSI Miami) because of the glass buildings that were surrounding the beach.
If you are visiting Korea, I would recommend a train ride down to Busan for the day or weekend. It's a pretty amazing city to explore. The KTX train takes about 4 hours and the ticket price is about $36.