Haian Road, Xincheng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Located at the north end of Hualien City, Qixingtan Beach (七星潭) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Taiwan. Picture your ideal beach setting and Qixingtan would probably be it. The beautiful blue sky meets an endless Pacific expanse. The shore is bespeckled with white and black gravel that is smooth to the touch. A canopy of clouds seems to crown the mountains that embrace the coastline. This is the kind of beach that might be listed as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Though largely a secret to the outside world, Qixingtan's scenery is famous among the Taiwanese.
In the daytime, the Qingshui cliffs (清水斷崖) can be seen in the distance. In the evening, the beach serves as an ideal spot for stargazing. If you hear a thunderous roar from behind, don't be startled, just look to the sky and you may catch sight of an F-16 fighter jet taking off from the nearby Hualien Air Force Base.
If you're an early riser, a sunrise at Qixingtan would be a great start to a day in Hualien. Then again, with the final rays of the day on your back, you may also enjoy a romantic stroll on the shore at sunset, or a family bike tour along the coastal bikeway. The quiet sweeping of the waves across the pebbled shore is telling you something: slow down and enjoy your vacation.
Fireworks are not permitted at Qixingtan Beach due to its vicinity to Hualien Airport.
Ask us about our guided tour for a deeper experience at Qixingtan Beach. Our friendly guides know where sells the best beer and seafood nearby, perfect for relaxing after your time at the beach!