Waiao Beach

Waiao Beach, Toucheng: Hours, Address, Waiao Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Waiao Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

4.5
89 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
37
Average
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narniasg
Singapore323 contributions
Black sand
Dec 2019 • Couples
Certainly visit but we spent only 20 min there. Do it with Lanyang Museum and up Mr Brown at Toucheng. Beautiful beach.
Although I find Neipi beach at Su'ao more spectacular.
If you like surfing then Wai-ao is for you.
Beautiful view with Guishan rising majestically in horizon.
I didnt see anyone swimming although it was a warm day at 24 degrees celsius mainly because the waves are more surfing than swim.
Written December 25, 2019
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ArmyRangeratMIT
Wayne, PA565 contributions
Taiwan surfing in Wai'ao - wow!
Oct 2019
This was a wild experience for a few Americans on vacation. After educational visits to Tokyo and Seoul, it was time to let loose and have fun surfing! Not even the Uber driver could find our Air BnB at first so that made it even more intriguing! The waves and beach were great, and the fish was being caught fresh every day., we rented bikes and checked it all out ., ham kebabs and surf boards - whoo hoo!
Written October 29, 2019
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SZPlum
Shenzhen, China78 contributions
Black Sand
Aug 2019 • Friends
Left a review somewhere else for this beach, so I will do it again here as it is probably most appropriate. The black sand is beautiful when the sun is strong, and when the sun is going down. There is also a beautiful mosque-like building surrounded by palms that give the beach a unique vibe. Would definitely recommend this beach, but would recommend walking up the street some from the train station for the best stretch of beach that I personally saw.
Written August 20, 2019
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jtcraze
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
Beautiful black sand beach with extra fine and soft sand
Mar 2019 • Family
Lovely beach with awesome view of the Pacific ocean. Black sand was extremely fine and soft. Beach was quite clean. Conveniently located just by the carpark. Restaurants and minsus nearby. Great to hang out at the beach followed by a lovely meal. E.g. Wu's Harbour Cuisine was great! Need to make reservations.
Written March 30, 2019
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TanPiakPhuang
Singapore, Singapore121 contributions
Beautiful Black Sand Beach
Dec 2018 • Family
This is beautiful black sand beach. Wind is strong and sand can be seen blowing toward you. The beach is clean and it gives a relax feeling. There are few fishermen drying and repairing their net along the beach.
Written December 25, 2018
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Dhennver Ng
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia889 contributions
Beautiful fine black sand beach
Nov 2018 • Solo
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 see the amazing beach with roaring waves. There are benches that you can sit and enjoy your packed meal whilst enjoying the ocean view.
To get to the tourist information center, standing facing the ocean, turn right and walk along the beach path. If you are wanting to get a drink, you'll be able to get it there. There are also coin operated showers if you wish to clean up.
The beach is clean and the water is clear. However, when I was there, it was red flag and can't swim in it.
There isn't much else to do around here except the beach and surfing. So if you are not planning to surf, a day excursion from Taipei would suffice. I would perhaps head on to Jiufen for the evening.
Written November 4, 2018
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trip835
Europe7 contributions
one of the best beaches in Taiwan
Aug 2018 • Solo
- 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 have beach, sand, waves for surfing, and it is not so crowded (the North Shore of Taiwan is still not a tourist hot spot)
- easy access from Taipei via Taiwan rail (local trains, from early in the morning till late evening)
Written September 8, 2018
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Minmin
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions
Heaven On Earth
Apr 2018 • Solo
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 to find a spot to suntan. I saw people doing parasailing too. There are cafes nearby you might want to consider to chill and watch sunset. From Taipei Main station take the railway train to Waiáo station and cross opposite.
Written May 7, 2018
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Steeve
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo3,988 contributions
Gorgeous black sand beach
Feb 2018 • Couples
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 are several cleaners who live in front (they were my neighbors) and some of us picked up whatever we found from time to time. I think it's easy to criticize. If some of you think it's not clean enough, you can clean it up. After all, it's not an extraterrestrial beach, it's a beach on our planet. Even if you don't live in Taiwan, we live on earth and this earth is our mother. Why don't we care about it?

The water of the Pacific Ocean is clean and it's a sheer delight to swim here. Be careful though, the current is pretty strong. Don't go too far unless you are a good swimmer. Taiwanese people are generally not good at swimming. That's why the lifeguards are annoying. If you try to swim right in front of them, they might not let you swim. You need to swim on a side of the beach where they won't see you or swim before they start working. I think they start at 10:00 am and finish at 18:00. You can either swim before that or after, but be careful.
Written February 27, 2018
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Brian S. Pierre
Taiwan140 contributions
Highlight of Yilan Coastline (SPOILER ALERT)
Jun 2017
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 one thing that stains this perfect picture - cigarette butts. If you're someone who screams upon seeing the sea and charges for it, you probably won't notice what's under your feet or in the sand. Yes, you're not mistaken. Cigarette butts are just everywhere. They are buried in the sand, left between twigs, sandwiched between food leftovers. Mother Nature proffers us a paradise on earth and I just couldn't figure why would someone have smoked and left residue here while enjoying the view?
Written February 5, 2018
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