Taitung Beach

GPS:
Parking: 22.756870, 121.171790
Beaches and Snorkeling: 22.754750, 121.169230

Taitung Beach (中文版: 台東海邊) is a long stretch of beach next to Taitung City and Taitung Forest Park.  It's conveniently located in the city, for easy access to food and stores.  The beach is only a short walk on foot, or can also be accessed by 4WD cars.  It's notable for it's big waves and spectacular sunrises. 

The terrain here is always changing, and there are many obstacles, such as driftwood, rocks, and patches of soft sand.  If driving, it's important to use an offroad vehicle with a lot of clearance, and power to all 4 wheels. Always stay on the dry-parts of the beach, and avoid driving through salt water. 

  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21

For people traveling by scooter or 2WD drive cars, you can park at the end of the Taitung Dike and walk from there. There is no shallow part of the ocean here, it gets deep immediately.  This makes it very popular for fishing from the shore, but not so much for swimming.  I only recommend it for experienced ocean swimmers, as there is also a shore break, which can make entering and exiting the water difficult when the waves are big.  For those looking for a more relaxed and easy swim, this beach is in walking distance from Flowing Lake, and you’ll pass it on your way in.  There you can find swimming areas with lifeguards at the west end of the lake.

  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21
  • Taitung Beach? 2018/7/21

Taitung Beach
Taitung County, Taitung City
台東海邊
台東縣台東市
GPS:
Parking: 22.75687, 121.17179
Beach: 22.75417, 121.16965

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The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.