Wow, living near the beach is such a treat! Growing up in Colorado, 1000km plus from any beach, this is a luxury that I savor here, where life in other areas has so many challenges. Being near the beach is amazingly wonderful!
I can get to Haeundae Beach within 45 minutes by subway for about $1. It’s the perfect weekend activity, with fellow teachers and our Korean friends. And you can stop a passing vendor or use your cell phone to order food or beer to be delivered right to your spot on the beach. You can rent an umbrella and mat for $5 for the day.
The ability to be around nature and just relax is very precious, living here in the big city where otherwise hints of nature are few and far between.