Songdo Beach
Songdo Beach
4.5
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  • 윤서 김
    Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sea
    If sightseeing is their thing, then the best place to go is the coast of Songdo, Busan. I arrived at my accommodation by the sea around sunset. The view of the sea as soon as I arrived was very beautiful. I felt like I was healed by the scenery itself. The next day, I rode a sea cable car with a glass floor, which was the best to see the beautiful sea view. And I went to a cafe with a view of the sea and had a cool and fun time. In the evening, I went for a walk on the sandy beach. It was nice to take a leisurely walk because there were a few people. And it was summer but the cool breeze made me feel good. It was a trip that made me feel relaxed because of my school life.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 January 2024
  • R K L
    Seattle, Washington3,746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First public beach in Korea...
    Songdo Beach dates back to 1913 and was supposedly a man-made beach. The entire area has developed into quite a tourist destination and was worth exploring for several days. This pristine beach abutting the Sea of Japan purportedly was the first public beach in Korea. We also enjoyed the nearby Songdo Skywalks, Cable Car and Suspension Bridge.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2024
  • 253SA
    Singapore, Singapore3,330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A calm oasis of sun and sea
    From what was learnt, the Songdo Beach is South Korea's first public beach dating way way back to the 1910s. Wow, that was certainly a long time ago. The place takes it name from a pine forest that used to envelop the entire area. Compared to the obviously boisterous Haeundae and Gwangali, Songdo seems to be the one suffering from the dreaded “Third Child Syndrome”, ie, being overlooked or neglected in comparison to their older siblings. Certainly that was the case when we were there on a Saturday, when entire stretch of the beach was populated by no more than 50 people. But that is not a bad thing because the serenity will be a welcome quality for those searching for a quiet spot under the sun. And, you have all the space in the world to choose that spot without stepping on another person's shoe. This is priceless.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2024
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253SA
Singapore, Singapore3,330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
From what was learnt, the Songdo Beach is South Korea's first public beach dating way way back to the 1910s. Wow, that was certainly a long time ago. The place takes it name from a pine forest that used to envelop the entire area. Compared to the obviously boisterous Haeundae and Gwangali, Songdo seems to be the one suffering from the dreaded “Third Child Syndrome”, ie, being overlooked or neglected in comparison to their older siblings. Certainly that was the case when we were there on a Saturday, when entire stretch of the beach was populated by no more than 50 people. But that is not a bad thing because the serenity will be a welcome quality for those searching for a quiet spot under the sun. And, you have all the space in the world to choose that spot without stepping on another person's shoe. This is priceless.
Written 2 June 2024
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R K L
Seattle, WA3,746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Songdo Beach dates back to 1913 and was supposedly a man-made beach. The entire area has developed into quite a tourist destination and was worth exploring for several days. This pristine beach abutting the Sea of Japan
purportedly was the first public beach in Korea. We also enjoyed the nearby Songdo Skywalks, Cable Car and Suspension Bridge.
Written 26 March 2024
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윤서 김
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
If sightseeing is their thing, then the best place to go is the coast of Songdo, Busan.

I arrived at my accommodation by the sea around sunset. The view of the sea as soon as I arrived was very beautiful.

I felt like I was healed by the scenery itself.

The next day, I rode a sea cable car with a glass floor, which was the best to see the beautiful sea view.

And I went to a cafe with a view of the sea and had a cool and fun time.

In the evening, I went for a walk on the sandy beach. It was nice to take a leisurely walk because there were a few people. And it was summer but the cool breeze made me feel good.

It was a trip that made me feel relaxed because of my school life.
Written 10 January 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Unlike the big Haeundae and Gwangalli beaches, this one is much smaller and quieter.
It's set in a nice small bay and you can have a whole view from the cable car.
The area seems a desirable neighborhood as there're many high rise apartment buildings and many others still being built.
Written 17 May 2023
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Ronald C
Manila, Philippines145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Happy to see this beach and play with the sand. I took a ride also in the cable car. But the beautiful skywalk/bridge was devastated by the recent typhoon in Busan, so it was closed. Also, the restaurants around were so good!
Written 7 December 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Not as busy as other beaches in the area. Very clean. Well kept. Lacked atmosphere. I liked the views from this beach. Some eateries and coffee shops around the beach. Make sure to go on the cable car and skywalk if your in the area.
Written 8 June 2022
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Songdo Beach was a great alternative to the more popular and busier Haeundae Beach area. The beach looked just as nice and in fact, looked almost identical with some of the new tall buildings popping up in the area. While it lacked the nightlife and hip places to dine and drink, it was also less obnoxious than Haeundae with the dizzying amount of options for lodging and dinding.
Written 30 March 2022
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guest4a
Seoul, South Korea188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
It is a small beach, clean and quiet. Maybe because the weather is cold or low season. anyway, good.
Written 5 December 2020
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buddyroopdx
Portland, OR103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This beach reminded me of the some of the little beach towns of the western United States. Even in November, it was a beautiful day and I was able to enjoy all of the views and visit some shops. Taking the cable car and walking out on the skybridge are must-dos.
Written 26 November 2020
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2Dave776
Mengerskirchen, Germany48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Business
I came to South Korea for a business trip and found this wonderful Beach very clean. But also beaware this small fish fresh restaurants or pricey.
Written 22 August 2020
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