With Thailand and Philippines hogging the limelight for beach tourism, other Asian countries are almost in the background. But even a small island nation like Taiwan has breath taking beaches that often miss recognition in travel blogs. Here we present the best beach destinations in Taiwan that will offer more for less.
1. Baishawan Beach
Located in the north coast of Taiwan, this is a lovely white sand beach that is famous for its clear blue waters, volcanic rock formations and hiking trails. The beach is a natural beauty and untouched by human development. Hence you can enjoy these pristine waters by day camping on the beach with food and drinks from your back pack. If visiting during warmer seasons then it might be good to bring along your beach umbrellas.
2. Fulong Beach
This beach is a double bonanza for those who love golden sands. The beach runs along the northeast coast and gets separated by the Shuangsi River forming two beaches – the sea beach and the river beach. They run parallel to each other and form a rare and spectacular site to behold. The beach is popular for water sports such as canoeing and windsurfing and therefore a hot summer destination for tourists in and around Taiwan.
This is a typical local beach in Taiwan. If you want enjoy Taiwan in all its splendor then this is the place to be. Its golden sandy beaches overlook the Kenting National park on all sides. This is another favorite haunt for water sports lovers – boating, jet skiing, surfing and diving to name some.
This is a beach resort located in the northeastern coast of Taiwan. It is highly popular among families and groups. Behind the beach is a camping ground where one can set up barbecues and have a fun time with family and friends. It houses an indoor hot spring swimming pool which is very popular with the tourists who come here. If you are the kind who likes noise and crowd then this is it.
Being a bathing beach, Tongsiao is an ideal destination for a day excursion. This is the largest bathing beach in Taiwan and is surrounded by beautiful parks and also an artificial lake. Since it is a conservation site for mangroves, one can enjoy bird watching as a large number of migratory birds visit the shores each year. One can opt for log cabins or use the camping area for accommodation.