Setting Up a Tent on Haeundae Beach

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derek87
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Setting Up a Tent on Haeundae Beach

Does anyone know if it is possible to set up a tent on Haeundae beach during the summer months? It will probably be too loud and busy in July/August, but what about June?

Has anyone tried it or know someone who has?

Dogarse
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I'm 99% certain you will have no problems setting up a tent on the beach any time outside of July/August
mattsid
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Here is what I know and have experienced. As Dogarse said in the peak months you are going to run into problems. The parasol Nazis are very possessive about every square inch of beach, although from what I understand they work for the local council. But, at times they have almost implied it's compulsory to hire a mat and parasol, which is complete bullS*** Despite of this on a couple of occasions I have come out of the water to find my towel and bag removed and thrown somewhere aside. A friend of mine also tried pitching a tent for him and his son and was told he couldn't.

If you were thinking over night, you might be able to get away with it. Although expect the parasol Nazis to wake you up at some ungodly hour and tell you to move. It's happened several times after a few too many beers and a night on the beach.

However, over at Song Jung you will find no such problems. There have been times when we have pitched 4 to 5 tents on the weekend during peak season. We normally do it towards the far end of the beach near the volleyball courts. We've lit a fire on a few occasions and only once did the fire brigade turn up and tell us to put it out.

Gwangan also seems to have a much more relaxed atmosphere to it. So, even in the summer months you may be able to get away with it.


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I know Derek you think about doing that as a great individual, while many people do their business as a collective element in there called Korean yakuja with dragon/taekeuk tattoos.  My bro inlaw at Busan PD advises to stay away from gangs in Korea.  Just sayin.
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At no time will you be able to pitch a tent for overnight use in Haeundae or Gwangalli...the police (not the gangs--stop watching Korean movies) will stop you.  That's why you don't see tents camped out on either beach.  
mattsid
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I'm confused by all this mention of gangs.

Phatt you are probably right, but still no harm in trying. And what I said about Song Jong still stands, we've never had problems there.

Paul Gaasenbeek
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phatt is right-no tents on haeundae beach. has to be songjong.
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@phat,  I have no interest in any Korean film nor play.  I am actually getting informed by reporters and journalists as well as people living in the city of Busan.  It is a real world.  Once or twice a year I can find few articles about local gangsters (in Korean it is called "Zopok").  Below is one link of the summery about global and national wise organization last year: in Busan the YuTae (which is the name of the boss) is one group and the ChilSung (Seven Stars) is another so far as the society recognize as the most popular in Korea.  I agree that those collective people are getting more internationalized under the name of law with their legalizing activities.  And certainly some of their stories are made into a film or more.  Sleeping on the road under a tent on a beach may provide a risk to get to know better probably.   As again just sayin.    http://sports.hankooki.com/lpage/theme_news/201102/sp20110211160755106170.htm
mattsid
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LOL at Tharp. Nice one.

Actually was just thinking that a pretty damn awesome place to pitch a tent would be the little cove at Igidae. I'm sure no one would bother you, there's even a couple of restaurants there for supplies.

Dogarse
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What in Christs name are you talking about Hellen?
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laniakea
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@Dog   I am talking about our life in sanity.  Adventure is good in a wild land, which Haeundae does not belong to.  On the contrary, Busan citizens like to be living in a serenity of peace under their own rules and regulations called laws.  Above of all, is there the law of God under the light and darkness.  The local dark side that you guys might have overlooked is the one in which people really need salvation.  Camping is only allowed in reserved areas for campers.  A couple of those places are on top of mountains in the city and probably on suburban beach areas.   
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Hey I am thinking about a piece of art, if you could create it as a tent such as  the one recently installed on Haeundae beach, Dennis Oppenheim's room.

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Dadaepo is good for pitching a tent. A good time is in August over the Rock Festival weekend. Plus, you can pitch your tent almost inches from the sea on a very flat surface.

I was told (by a Korean friend) that you should pay to pitch your tent on Songjeong and that it is free to pitch your tent on Dadaepo.

tharp42
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I always pitch a tent on Haeundae beach in the summer.  All those fit K-girls in bikinis has that effect on me.

(Rimshot)

Whoaaaaa...  I'll be here all night, folks.  Don't forget to tip your waitress.  Try the chicken Kiev.

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This...has somehow managed to repulse me.