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[Travel Guide] [Taiwan] Baisha Wan (White Sand Beach) [Copy link] 中文

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The beach is located between Linshanbi to the south and Fugui Cape to the north, in Shimen District in New Taipei City (Taipei County); which translates as “White Sand Beach”, is one of the well-known beaches along the north coast. The 1 km long, half-moon shaped beach featuring rocky promontories as the result of volcanic activity from the Datuen Range that sent lava flowing directly into the sea around 800,00 years ago.

Different minerals created a mottled rock surface. Interesting features of the rocky waterfronts are the primitive fish traps made from heaped landsite and broken coral, where fish are stranded by the retreating tide. These fish traps can be seen along the coast between Baisha Bay and Cape Fugui. The 1km stretch of coastline boasts fine white sand beach with clear blue water. The beach is backed by a hill which is popular with hand gliders who come for the advantage of strong winds coming off the sea. Western end of the bay has a gravel beach named Linshanbi, both famous for its volcanic rock formations and hiking trails.

There is also a bike path at the beach, the place regarded as an ideal place for relaxing, sea-watching and water sports. Beach umbrellas and floating devices are available for rent, water activities and a few snack stalls onsite whenever it’s sunny during weekends and holidays.

opening hours:

Opening time : Summer (June to August depending on the weather)

service facilities:

North Coast Tourist Information Center : (02) 26364503, 26361580

By car :
South bound – From Keelung, go on No 2 Provincial Route to Baisha Bay Recreation Center.
North bound – From Chungchin North Road Interchange, go on No 2B Provincial Route and then No 2 Provincial Route to Baisha Bay Recreation Center.

By bus :
Take any of the Tanshui Route bus to Tanshui. Then, change to Tanshui Express Bus or Taichi Express Bus bound for Jinshan, Shihmen and alight at Baisha Bay.

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