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Beach Patrol at 6:15pm - Busan

Beach Patrol at 6:15pm

Enforced swimming hours?

OK, honestly, in Korea, you can do no wrong when it comes to driving. People routinely run through red lights, pass in the wrong lanes, drive the incorrect way down one-way streets, make u-turns using the pedestrian cross walks... and the police look the other way.

But during the "summer beach season" you absolutely cannot swim in the beaches outside of the hours of 9am ~ 6pm. If you try, you will have several beach patrols run to you blowing whistles and yelling at you.

Why in a country that you can drive like a madman, can you not swim after 6pm? Any other place in the world would simply post a sign with something like 'swim at your own risk'.

And the Koreas take the summer beach season quite literally. That season is July and August. If you arrive June 30 or September 1, the beach will be very empty and there will be no beach patrols.

Unique Suggestions: If you go to the beach, plan on swimming or wading only during 9am ~ 6pm. You can stay at the beach 24 hours a day, but the beach patrols will not let you walk in the water past your knees.

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  • Written Jul 11, 2007
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