Welcome to the surfers’ paradise in northern Taiwan, with golden sandy shore and swell waves.
- The best surfing spot in northern Taiwan, easy for beginners.
- A great place to enjoy water activities and play in the sand in the scorching summer.
- See Twin Candlestick Islets, one of Jinshan’s eight scenic attractions.
- The surfing center across the visitor center provides all sorts of rental surfing equipment.
There are paid hot/cold shower rooms, a visitor center, and a surfing center near Jhongjiao Bay. There are also many clubs providing rental surfing boards and surfing lessons. Both beginners and experienced surfers can enjoy surfing here. If you want to simply relax and do nothing at all, you can sit down in the relaxing area of the round plaza and enjoy the spectacular sea view or go to the surrounding scenic cafe. When coming to Jhongjiao Bay, you can surf or see the famous attraction in Jinshan: Twin Candlestick Islets. The Islets look like two candle sticks. It has even been said that these islets were transformed from a tragic couple.
Services & Facilities
- Visitor Center
- Bus Station
- Public Restroom
- Parking Lot
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Jiufen Visitor Center
There is a large map with trilingual introductions at the back of the reception counter, marking some main tourist attractions and their relevant locations within the Shuei-Jin-Jiou (Shueinandong, Jinguashih, Jiufen) regions.A few to-scale handcar models from the past are displayed indoors, and various types of ores and mining tools from the Shuei-Jin-Jiou regions in the past are exhibited on each handcar, making it a mini museum. Posters on the walls applied trilingual explanations to briefly introduce the developmental history of Jiufen region in phases. Souvenir stamp collection service is also available on the table. The pamphlets displayed here are printed in multiple languages, providing thorough yet easy to understand introductions according to the different tourist attractions and regions, which often include exquisitely printed brief maps, making it one of the most accessed printed data to visitors.
Wulai Old Street
Wulai is famous for springs and the hill cherry blossoms. As Atayal is the dominant local ethnic group, there are Atayal cultural tokens everywhere in Wulai. Most shops in Wulai Old Street have a strong “indigenous flavor”. Visitors can taste a wide variety of mountain foods in indigenous flavors, such as the charcoal grilled wild boar pork, spring cooked eggs, shell-flower leaf dumplings, rice cooked in bamboo tubes, and dishes made with aromatic litsea. They are rare “Taiwan indigenous specialty foods”. There are also the specialties like the millet wine and millet mochi that are great as souvenirs for friends.