“Don't get off at Gwangan ... Geumnyeonsan Station is closer”
We happen to live right by the beach, so I though I would just add a few things. First thing to note is that it's easier and nicer to get to the beach by walking down from Geumnyeonsan Metro Station than it is from Gwangan Station. So instead of walking from Gwangan, which is at least ten minutes along a busy and featureless road, ignore the squawking seagull sound prompting you to get off the metro at Gwangan and get off instead at Geumnyeonsan, which makes for a more enjoyable way to the beach. Take the new elevator to the street level and turn immediately left for the quickest route, down the cobbled street with the recently added pretty little roadside water features.
If you're interested in water sports, then the best rental place is the strange angular building located at this end of the beach, in front of the large apt. complex that stands at the end of the beach. If you're coming to see the bridge and heading for a cafe or restaurant, then most of them are down towards the other end of the beach, but not far and a much more enjoyable walk than that busy road from Gwangan Metro Station would hae been! You can always walk back that way if you're curious!
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