The most expansive sand beach among Busan’s beaches, kiteboarding, surfing, catching seashells, and walking along trails in the marsh area. Dadaepo Beach might not be as famous as Haeundae or Gwangalli Beach, but the area provides everything beachgoers want. Plus, Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream.
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- Information about Dadaepo Beach and Morundae
- Dadaepo Beach
- Gowooni Ecological Trail and Dadaepo Marsh
- Sea Art Festival
- Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream
- More Things To Do near Dadaepo Beach
- Dadaepo Beach in Korean Movies and Kdramas (feat. Jimin)
Information about Dadaepo Beach and Morundae
Location & Map
14, Morundae 1-gil, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea
How to get to Dadaepo Beach
- Take Busan Metro (subway) Line 1 (Orange Line) and get off at Dadaepo Beach station (다대포해수욕장/095), Exit 2 or 4
- Paid parking available
How to pronounce Dadaepo Beach
다대포 해수욕장 /da-dae-po hae-soo-yok-jang/: Dadaepo is the name of the area. Haesooyokjang means a beach, especially where people can swim.
- Phone: +82-51-220-4161
Busan is famous for its beautiful beaches. Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach have become global destinations. Those destinations are well-known for the hip vibe, famous cafes and restaurants, high-rise buildings, and more. But, Dadaepo Beach is attractive in a different way.
First of all, Dadaepo Beach has different characteristics from Busan’s other beaches because it lies along the place where Nakdong River joins the South Sea. Nakdong River brings soft sand to the beach. In addition, this place has the most expansive sand beach, which spreads out as six times wide as Haeundae Beach.
The waters at Dadaepo Beach are shallow and warmer than other beaches in Busan, so it is great for families with small children. Since it is the most western beach in Busan, this is the perfect place to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Busan. Bring a tripod to take an artistic picture of the sunset with dark silhouettes.
Dadaepo Beach recently has become popular among watersports lovers. Songjeong Beach is a top destination for surfers in Busan, but more and more surfers love to visit here because they can surf quite far from other visitors thanks to its wide beach. Also, its shallow waters make the place attractive especially for beginners. In addition to surfing, people enjoy paddleboarding, kiteboarding, and other watersports as well.
Gowooni Ecological Trail and Dadaepo Marsh
The Gowooni Ecological Trail (고우니 생태길) is right next to Dadaepo Beach and it is such a peaceful place. This 650-meter (0.4 miles) wooden deck trail is where you can walk over the marsh area and see the marsh’s animals and plants. The trail is flat and not extremely long so it is a great activity for visitors of any age group.
Located next to Dadaepo beach, Morundae was once an island and later connected to the mainland by sedimentation. Visitors can access Morundae in two ways: a wooden deck trail from the Dadaepo beachside and a trail through the east entrance. Morundae is also a designated national geopark.
Sea Art Festival
Busan Sea Art Festival is a biannual art festival held on one of Busan’s beaches. The festival started in 1987 and it has become a unique combination of art and the marine environment.
In 2019, Dadaepo Beach hosted of Sea Art Festival, and it was an impressive experience. You can find more information about Sea Art Festival on its website.
Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream
If you visit Dadaepo Beach for amazing sunsets, plan to stay a bit longer to watch the impressive musical fountain show. It is home to the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream, one of the world’s largest dancing fountains. The fountain has more than 1,000 nozzles and lighting and the water shoots up to 55 meters (about 180 feet.)
Visitors can enjoy the musical fountain shows from the end of April to October. Between April and August, the shows perform once on weekdays at 8 p.m. for 30 minutes and twice on weekends and holidays at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. During September and October, the schedule changes to 7:30 p.m. for the weekdays and 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for weekends and holidays. There is no show on Mondays.
More Things To Do near Dadaepo Beach
Dadaepo Beach Park along with Dadaepo Beach offers an easy trail to stroll. You can also visit Amisan Observatory for unforgettable sunsets. If you love to walk, you may be able to walk to Amisan Observatory from Dadaepo Beach. It would take 20 to 30 minutes (about 1.5 km or 1 mile.) Or, you may ride a bus of Saha-gu 3-1 or Saha-gu 5 for two stops and get off at Lotte Castle Ipgu bus stop. You can also visit Jangnim Port by bus within 30 minutes.
The city of Busan is planning to recreate the old Dadae Incineration Plant into a multi-cultural complex for education, cultural activities, and tourism content with a landmark hotel in near future.
Dadaepo Beach in Korean Movies and Dramas
Song Kang-ho won Best Actor at Cannes 2022 for the movie ‘Broker’ and Dadaepo Beach is a part of its filming locations. The Kdrama, ‘The King: Eternal Monarch,’ also features this beautiful beach. Although it is not a Kdrama or Korean movie, an episode of Vlog by BTS’ Jimin was filmed here and it has been viewed more than one million times.
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