Haiweizi is a small beach along the coast in Tamsui. Once there was a bike path here, but it was damaged by wave action, so no one is allowed on the south side of the beach. It it usually devoid of people and is a nice place for a stroll.
Originally the bike path here was part of a 2.5 KM stretch. However after some wave action in 2021, rocks started to cover the bike path and the foundation was damaged. Therefore out of concern for safety, the New Taipei government closed the area to the public. However that has not stopped some citizens from clearing out the rocks and enjoying the amazing ocean scenery here anyway.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: From Tamsui, make your way north to Danhai and go on Houzhou Road Section 1 north until you reach the ocean. There is free parking on the side of the road.
By LRT: From LRT Kanding station, the seaside area is about a 1 KM walk away.
Please see below:
I have been to Haiziwei beach once. It is a nice place to visit, and offers some beautiful scenery.
First off you will see the giant red sign that says bikes and pedestrians are forbidden on the old concrete bike path.
View looking north on the beach.
There is some sand on this beach!
Looking out toward the ocean.
Looking further down.
Some nice quality sand here.
A sunbather and his pickup.
Mother and son (I assume) walking along the beach.
Looking further north.
View of the forbidden bike path.
Closer view of the broken bike path.
View further down the beach.
Looking back at Yangmingshan.
And we also tried to make it to Zhouziwan Beach (洲子灣海水浴場), but it turns out that it is a paid, private beach!
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