Hualien's Nanbin Park is one of the most accessible beach location in Hualien. It also features a night market and a large grassy park and bike path to enjoy the oceanside views. It is definitely worth a stop on your next trip to Hualien.
In the 1800s, Nanbin Park was the first area that Han Settlers landed their boats, and began to farm the local land. Later, the harbor was moved further south where it was less windy.
Nanbin Park covers about 1 KM of coastline near Hualien City. It includes a bike path, camp ground, palm trees, a playground, sand pit.
At night there is also a small night market here in the parking lot.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: From central Hualien, take highway 193 south along the coast until you get to Nanbin Park.
By bus: Sadly there are no bus stops near Nanbin park. The closest bus stop is at Dongdamen Night Market.
Please see below:
I have been to Nanbin park about 3 times. The park is really well made and is a nice place to bring kids. However the beach is rocky and not really made for playing in the ocean.
For an overview of the area, see our video above.
Or check out our 360 degree spherical panorama above.
The main parking lot at the entrance turns into a night market every evening, so there are often decorations here. It appears on this day there was also a concert.
Marry me sign, as if that will boost Taiwan's rock bottom birth rates.
Even though the beach is rocky, there is a giant sand pit here and pirate ship playground to play on. But it can get really hot.
You can make your way further down to the boulders along the beach.
Or you can bike along the ocean here for a few kilometers.
View looking south.
View looking at the ocean.
The park goes further north and becomes Beibin Park.
View of the rocky shores at Beibin park.
Looking back down south with a dirty lense.
Last view of the giant ship docked outside the parl.
Grass turns into giant boulders at this park.
View down south.
Another view of the playground.
Arches in the middle of the park.
View of the small night market that opens up at night, Nanbin Night Market 南濱夜市.
Another view of the night market.
View of the ocean from above.
More drone photos in the gallery above.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more of our blogs on Hualien to come!
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