BUSAN, South Korea – ?Haeundae, Songjeong, Gwangalli, and Songdo beaches will be open from June 1st through September 10th. Three other beaches?Ilgwang, Imrang, and Dadaepo?will be open for swimming from July 1st through August 31st.
Busan City is working on final arrangements for the official opening of the beaches, improving facilities like public restrooms, showers and changing rooms, as well as assuring the safety of swimmers and beach visitors.
Various cultural and art events, which have been taking place to vitalize the beaches in Busan during all four seasons, will be extended through the summer months and promise to be bigger and better than ever.
The Haeundae Sand Festival will be held June 6-9 at Haeundae Beach. A variety of cultural performances and a dance festival are scheduled. For the safety of swimmers, nets will be installed in the sea to block jellyfish and an offshore current emergency response team will be on duty as well.
At Gwangalli Beach, 60 reed parasols will be installed and a sand bathing area will open in July. You can also enjoy street performances, shell collecting events and an art market.
A campsite and beach sports zone will be operated at Songjeong Beach.
Songdo Beach, the first designated swimming beach in Korea, is marking its 101st anniversary this year.Various performances and beach events are scheduled and the sea diving boards will open to the public in July.
The Haeundae Police Agency and the 119 Marine Rescue Team decided to use an integrated radio communication network while Haeundae Beach is open this summer.
The system was put into effect to make sure that first responders don’t miss the, so-called ‘Golden Time,’ when an emergency first happens. It is the first radio of it’s kind in Busan.
The new system will come into operation June 1st.
The two agencies will put the system into place at seven beaches in Busan beginning next year if the Haeundae test is successful this year.
For more information, please contact the Municipal Administration Division at (051) 888-2291 or the Busan Fire Station at (051) 760-3191.
Source: Busan City News