Busan, South Korea for Songjeong Beach and Surfing

If you are looking to catch some waves while in South Korea, or are just looking to find quiet, relaxing spot that isn’t overcrowded like the sights of the famous Haeundae and Gwangalli beaches, then Songjeong is just the right spot for you.

There are several ways to get to this little slice of seclusion. You need to get the line to to Jangsan, where you can either hop on to several buses that will take you to this beach in less than 20 minutes. Likewise, you can hike to the beach and see some lovely surroundings of this area. Once you get to Songjeong, you will notice it’s a lot less built up than its neighboring, more popular beaches – but also more quiet and you will definitely find plenty of room to spread your towel. Here, you can also rent out surfing equipment, as the beach is quite popular among local surfers – or simply laze around in the sun, like I did. The beach front is dotted with small vans selling coffee and toast, but if you’re in a mood for a more substantial meal, you can visit the nearby restaurants for some quality hweh – raw fish, a true Korean delicacy. If you walk towards the norther end of the beach, you can also go through a little park and visit the gazebo that is located on the very end of this wonderful beach.

Insider Tip

There’s really cool little surf-style dingy restaurant on the southern end of the beach, really popular among the locals.

Where I stayed / started

Jangsan

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