Manzhou Beach is a small sandy beach on the southeast coast of Kenting National Park. It features gold sand and warm year round temperatures. Seasonal winds also means there are usually waves here to surf on. Due to its remote location and lack of facilities, usually it is devoid of people.
Manzhou Beach is a natural patch of sand among coral rocks on the southern tip of Manzhou Township. There is free parking here, but no showers, bathrooms, or other facilities. Because of the constant wind and large waves, usually you do not see many sunbathers or swimmers.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: Take provincial highway 26 on the east side of Kenting until you come to Manzhou on the side of the road. There is a large white pillar and small parking lot that is usually never full.
By bus: From Hengchun, take bus 8249 to Shuiwaku and then walk about 30 minutes on the side of the road to get there.
Please see below:
I have been to Manzhou beach three times. Each time I did not stay for long because there are no showers and it is usually windy. But if you like peace and quiet, this is the beach for you.
If you are not sure where the beach is, just look for this big white pillar. Some of the letters have been blown away by the wind over time.
Sometimes there are also people next to the parking lot selling drinks.
Feral dog roaming the middle of the road.
The trail down to the beach.
This beach feels different that other beaches in Taiwan because it really seems like you are in a desery. There are lots of spiny plants around.
Some people were on the beach. Notice no one getting in the water.
Wider view of the beach.
View further south.
View down south toward Longpan Park.
The sand here is simply gorgeous, it's probably the best part about this beach.
Because of strong winds though, the water here is usually murky.
But there are big waves that you can surf on.
Check out more photos of the area in the photo gallery above.
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