Haeundae Beach, situated in Busan, South Korea, within the Haeundae District, has been a prominent urban beach since its inauguration in 1965. At that time, it held the distinction of being the largest beach in the country. Spanning a sandy stretch measuring 1.46 kilometers (0.91 miles) long and 40 meters (130 feet) wide, this beach offers accessibility with a handicap-friendly parking lot. Throughout the year, Haeundae Beach remains open to visitors and serves as the backdrop for numerous festivals. Notably, the Polar Bear Club, an annual event dating back to 1988, sees participants daringly immersing themselves in near-freezing waters in January. Renowned for its ties to cinema, the beach has become associated with the Busan International Film Festival and gained cinematic recognition through the 2009 disaster film, Tidal Wave. Beyond its cinematic connections, Haeundae Beach has also been a venue for esports events, featuring games such as StarCraft.
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