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Exploring the Beaches of Taiwan

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Baishawan Beach

Baishawan Beach is a beautiful spot on Taiwan’s northern coast. It is located in Temou Village, and the beach encompasses a 1,000 meter (3280 feet) stretch of white sand. It is a popular beach that is also known for scenic volcanic rock formations and clear blue water, with lots of nice hiking trails to explore. Though it is a popular beach, it is not very developed around the area, so there are not a bunch of restaurants or tourist spots by the water.

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Kenting

Kenting is a beach on Taiwan’s southern coast. It has golden sand beaches, and is also surrounded by an 18,000 hectare (44,479 acre) national park of cliffs and tropical forests. Kenting is mostly visited by locals, and there are many activities like boating, diving, windsurfing, jet skiing, surfing and swimming. It is a good beach for families, backpackers and all types of travelers.

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Fulong Beach

Fulong Beach is located on the northeast coast, and has two long golden sand beaches separated by the Shuang River. There is a footbridge that goes over the river that is sometimes functional, when it is not hitting the water. There are lots of opportunities for canoeing and windsurfing. This beach is frequented as a summer resort for people from Northern Taiwan. The Hohaiyan Rock Festival also takes place at this beach each July. Unfortunately, this beach has been shrinking in recent years.

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Green Island

Green Island is small volcanic island that is about an hour by boat from the southeast coast. People go there to rent scooters and navigate the scenery of this small island (which can be done in about an hour) or to swim in the water. It has also become a popular scuba diving spot for both Taiwanese and expats living in the country. There is lots of beautiful scenery like green mountains, white sand beaches and clear blue water. It also has Zhaori Hot Springs, which is one of the world’s only natural seawater hot springs.

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Jibei Island

Jibei Island is located off southwestern Taiwan. It is another small island of about 3 square kilometers (1.8 square miles). There is a Sand Beach Peak at the south side of the island, with nice, soft white sand, as well as a Sand Spit, which is the remainder of some corals and shells that used to be in the sea. Though it is not a very developed beach, there are still many opportunities for boating, paragliding and snorkeling.

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