Jump-stone Coast (Tiaoshi Coast)
Updates : 2021-12-25
- Fall going into winter is a great time to observe the dynamic sea of clouds.
- You are recommended to use eco-friendly means of transportation such as buses, GoShare, and Youbike.
- There is sufficient roadside parking. You can easily find parking and enjoy the view here.
- In the evening, you can see the reflection of the beautiful sunset on the sea.
- Enjoy afternoon tea at a roadside café here.
The origin of the name, Jump-stone Coast
Before the Tamsui-Jinshan Highway was built, the turbulent waves here prevented travel. When residents and business travelers pass through this area, they must wait until the tide is low before they can jump over the gravels. This challenging process is what gave it the name, Jump-stone Coast.
Conversing with the stones from tens of thousands of years ago on the long coast
When visiting Jump-stone Coast, you can see round gravels everywhere. These are volcanic rocks from the Datun volcanic activity tens of thousands of years ago. Afterwards, the rocks rolled down in landslides and gradually piled up to form the beach. With the waves washing and the northeast monsoon, the rocks were eroded over a long period of time to become round gravels. The unique volcanic coast landscape is worthwhile for visitors to make a stop here, spend some time at the beach, and enjoy a relaxing time.
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Yuanshan Hiking Trail
Sanxia’s famous mountain trail, with beautiful sunsets over Greater Taipei every day
In the mountain behind Pinglin Junior High School, the Guanyin Statue was originally a Japanese temple. 40 feet in height, the statue not only is a local landmark but also the tallest bronze Guanyin statue in Northern Taiwan. A round trip between the trailhead and statue takes only 15 minutes, which can be a good easy exercise for the visitors.