Maiyanshan is a small area on the northeast coast with aquaculture farms. There are interesting rock formations along the beach, and usually large waves here which are mesmerizing to watch. This place also has a few seafood restaurants and is worth a stop on your next trip to the northern coast.
Meiyanshan (literally beautiful waves mountain) was formed thousands years ago by the collision of the Philippine and Eurasian Plates. The seaside area is named after Meiyan Mountain which watches over it. Because of its small size and with no other attractions nearby, it is often overlooked as a seaside destination.
How to Get There:
By Bus: Take bus 1811 from Taipei bus station to Meiyanshan stop.
By Car: Drive on provincial highway 2 out of Keelung to the northeast. The beach area is between Longdong and Ao'di.
I have been to the Meiyanshan seaside once. It was not crowded, but there was a pavilion with benches and some incredible waves to watch.
Typical northeast coast rock formations.
The Meiyanshan lookout is near a restaurant and aquaculture farm. There is a small pavilion where you can sit and hide from the rain or sun too.
Even small waves here make big splashes.
See the gallery above for more wave action.
Wave coming into the aquacultuer farm.
See more of the wave action above.
Wave crashing into rocks.
More wave action in the gallery above.
From here you can also see Longdong and Bitou cape.
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