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Beautiful fine black sand beach

Waiao is a great day excursion from Taipei city. I took a train from Taipei main station and the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
DhennverNg
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Relaxing Ocean View

A relaxed stroll along this compact black sand beach is rejuvenating. The serenity of the clear... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
milcah889
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Waiao is a great day excursion from Taipei city. I took a train from Taipei main station and the journey is about 1.5 hours. You don't need to buy tickets in advance. Upon arrival at Waiao train station, just cross the road and you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DhennverNg
Reviewed 8 September 2018

- nice black sand (can be very hot) - nice surf spot (for beginners, easy to rent boards etc - except for kite equipment) - funny to see the hard life of the beginners :-) - perfect day trip from Taipei, when you want to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank trip835
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Highly recommended for surfers, swimmers and beach bum or anyone loves going to the beach. I was in awe when I saw the bluish sea and volcanic sand. This beach is a hidden gem, just a handful of tourists and mostly are locals. No difficulty...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jocey0515
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I have lived two years in front of that beach. It was paradise like. The beach is large, clean and beautiful. I agree that it's not always 100% clean, but which beach on earth is always 100% clean? - The answer is simple: none! There...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 5 February 2018

You'd probably never find a beach quite like this along the East Coast of Taiwan. Waiao Beach boasts vast sandy beach, depression-erasing scenery and quiet afternoon teatime at cafes. What's more, it is the beach where maritime sport enthusiasts gather- parasailing, boogie boarding, surfing...There's just...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank brianspierre
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a very huge expanse of black sand and a longish walk to the sea. The waves were quite high and there were a few surfers even on a wet winter day. You can use the open shower for 20NT so keep some coins handy.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank nsl115
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure why so many people have good things to say about this beach. First of all, most of it is closed off to swimming and surfing. The part that is open is filled to the brim with people sitting on surf boards even...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Melibrooklyn
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I spent the whole day at this beach and was not disappointed at all . Lovely views of the surroundings and of Turtle island . The sand was black and the water was warm . Good to take a stroll on this beach or just...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Habib C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Just spent the day at the beach relaxing and drinking papaya milk. Nothing spectacular, but if you feel like chilling on the beach its a good place to go. There are a few places where you can get food. You can also ask the local...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Nyika B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A relaxed stroll along this compact black sand beach is rejuvenating. The serenity of the clear skies married with the soothing splashes of the waves makes this beach worth a visit. 30 minutes is enough to appreciate this site.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank milcah889
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