Busan, South Korea

Haeundae Beach to Songjeong Beach

Songjeong Beach. Wikimedia Commons: Panoramio

Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach, located east of Busan, are popular urban beaches that are decent for running. A path located on the bed of the former Mipo Railway runs for 4 km between the two beaches, making for a 7 km one-way run!

Haeundae Beach. Wikimedia Commons
Mipo Railway Path. Google Street View

Haeundae Beach is a wide, 1.5 km long with fairly fine sand. There’s a wide path along the beach which is great for running. One can run the beach itself, although the sand is fairly soft. Just past the eastern end of the beach, a small road leads to a path that runs along the former Mipo Railway, which is a popular spot for walking and features great views of the Sea of Japan. Note: the surface is generally crushed stone, which might be sub-optimal for some runners.  The path runs for 4+ km to Songjeong Beach, which itself is 1 km long and similar to Haeundae Beach for running.

Add-On: Take a loop around Dongbaekseom Island, just south of Haeundae Beach. It’s ~1 km around the paths.

Essentials
  • 6.8 km (4.3 km) one-way
  • 38m (126 feet)
  • Either Beach
  • Buses service the beaches

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Essentials
  • 6.8 km (4.3 km) one-way
  • 38m (126 feet)
  • Either Beach
  • Buses service the beaches