A Day at Baishawan Beach

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Geotagged photos by MJ Klein

 

I can’t believe I’m so far behind in my blogging!  I’m going to try to catch up over the next few weeks.

In early fall, we went to the beach with our longtime blog reader/commentator Stefan, and his family.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

At Stefan’s suggestion, we went to Baishawan Beach, which is Pinyin for “white sand beach” in the Guanyin Mountain Scenic Area of Taiwan’s North Coast.  You can click on the photo and go to the Flickr page and view a larger size if you want to read the map.  Also, the photos are geotagged so you can see where they were taken.  This article is also geotagged so you can view the location on our Geotagged Articles Map.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

This is the first view of the ocean from the parking lot.  I love the beautiful color of the water.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

With her little red purse, Phoenix was ready for the beach!

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Stefan and his family stop to check out the beach toys.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

This is the entrance to the beach.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Down the boardwalk….

A Day at Baishawan Beach

I turned around and took this shot of where we just came from.  The parking lot is visible through the gap.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

The boardwalk goes right down to the sand.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

And this is the view of the beach from the stairs on the boardwalk.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A close of up some radomes in the distance.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Usually, people rent one of these windbreak/sunshades for NT$300, which we did.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Phoenix brought some beach toys from home and got right down to work.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Lighthouse in the distance.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

The day was perfect!  Not a rain cloud in sight!

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Hui-chen took Phoenix down to the water for her first experience with the ocean.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

She wasn’t afraid of the water at all.  She told us she liked the water.  It was a nice warm temperature.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

This is Iris, Stephan’s daughter, enjoying the surf in the toy she got earlier.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Phoenix and Mommy head back to the shade.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

The beach sand is very clean and fun for children and adults too, I might add.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

There was plenty of wind for surfing.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

And several kite surfers showed up.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

It was nice being out with 2 Taiwanese women who weren’t so concerned with having sickly white skin.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A kite surfer getting his gear ready for action.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Here he is on the water.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

The speeds at which the wind was taking him along were impressive.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Another kite surfer getting ready.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

I don’t know which was more fun, wind surfing, or kite surfing – they both looked like a blast!

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Stefan very kindly played with Phoenix while I took photos.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Phoenix’s pants got so wet from playing that we just took them off and let her run around in her diaper.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Phoenix loved playing in the wet sand, and Iris did too.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

No worries!

A Day at Baishawan Beach

Yet another kite surfer getting ready.  I think there were 5 all together that day.

A Day at Baishawan Beach

A Day at Baishawan Beach

We can highly recommend Baishawan Beach for an excellent day of family fun!

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4 comments

  1. Hey, I know these people! 🙂

    Next time we need to find a restaurant a bit closer to the beach. Apparently the thing to do is to head south along the coast to Qianshuiwan.

    1. hi Stefan. yes, that would be nice. i know there must be something nearer than where we ended up, but i admit that my knowledge of that area is very limited. i’ll mention this to HC and see if she can come up with something. thanks!

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