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Fulong Beach, also known as Fulong Bathing Beach (福隆海水浴場), is located at Fulong Village, Gongliao Township
Gongliao Township
Gongliao District is a rural district in the eastern part of New Taipei City in northern Republic of China . The area of the district is approximately 99.97 square kilometers. There are about 14,077 people living in the district.- Aodi :...

 at Northeastern Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

. It is the outlet
Outlet
Outlet may mean:* An electrical outlet* An outlet store or outlet mall* The pelvic outlet* A type of instance variable used for graphical user interface programming in the OpenStep / Cocoa environment* Outlet, Ontario, a community in Canada...

 of the Shuang River.


The sands there are golden, which is rare in Taiwan. Nearby is a camping site named Longmen. This beach is a favorite in the summer for people living in northern Taiwan.

The Shuang River divides the beach into inner and outer parts. There is a footbridge named Rainbow Bridge (彩虹橋) linking the two parts. However, the watercourse of the river varies every year to some extent; sometimes the bridge is functional; other times it is not, because the seaside end would be in the river or in the sea.

Recently the sands of the beach have been diminishing year by year, and the coastline is moving shoreward; i.e., the beach is shrinking. It is believed to be related to the staithe built for the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant of Taiwan
Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant
The Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant , located in Gongliao Township, is Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant, consisting of two ABWRs each of 1,350 MWe...

 for equipment disembarking. http://www.wretch.cc/blog/tepu&article_id=3860269

Since 2000, the Hohaiyan Rock Festival (貢寮國際海洋音樂祭) has been held here for 3 to 5 days in the summer. Normally, it takes place in mid-July, but sometimes it has been delayed due to typhoon interruption or damage to the band shell facilities. Also the watercourse of the Shuangh River sometimes changes shape or size, influencing the location of these temporary band shells.

Public transport


Fulong Beach is accessible as follows:
  • Railway:Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA)
    Taiwan Railway Administration
    The Taiwan Railway Administration is an agency of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China responsible for managing, maintaining, and running passenger and freight service on 1097 km of conventional railroad lines in Taiwan...

     Fulong Station
    Fulong Station
    Fulong Station is a Taiwan Railway Administration Yilan Line station, located at Fulong Village, Gongliao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.- Service :* Currently, the station is classified as a third-class station by TRA standards.- History :...

  • Bus:
    • Between Taipei City and Yilan County: Taipei-Luodong Seaside Route of Kingbus (國光客運) to the Fulong Stop
    • Between Taipei City and Hualien County
      Hualien County
      Hualien County is the largest county in Taiwan and is located on the mountainous eastern coast of Taiwan. It contains the island's largest port. It is the starting point of the Hualien-Taitung Line and the terminal point of North-Link Line of TRA...

      :Taipei-Hualien Seaside Route of Airbus (大有巴士) to the Fulong Stop
    • From Keelung
      Keelung
      Keelung City is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. It borders New Taipei and forms the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, along with the Taipei and New Taipei. Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan's second largest seaport...

      : Keelung-Fulong Route of Keelung Bus (基隆客運) to the Fulong Stop

Car transport


Fulong Beach is accessible by car:
  • From central Taipei
    Taipei
    Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China and the central city of the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of the island, Taipei is located on the Tamsui River, and is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, its port on the Pacific Ocean...

    : the Sun Yat-sen Expressway and Northern Seaside Highway (Provincial Highway 2).
  • From Southeastern Taipei: through Muzha
    Muzha
    Muzha may refer to:*Muzha District, former district in Taipei*Muzha Line, medium-capacity line in Taipei, Taiwan*Muzha , a Chinese deity...

    , Shenkeng Township
    Shenkeng Township
    Shenkeng District is a rural district in central New Taipei City in northern Republic of China . Formerly an agricultural and mining town, it is now famous for its numerous tofu restaurants and vendors.- History :...

    , and Shihding Township
    Shihding Township
    Shiding District is a rural district in southern New Taipei City in northern Republic of China .*Area: 144.35 km²*Population: 7,721 people -External links:*...

     via Taipei County Highway 106 to Pingsi Township, through Ping-Shuang Tunnel to Taipei County Highway 38, and then to Northern Seaside Highway.
  • From Eastern Taiwan: via Northern Seaside Highway.


The main parking lot is right next to Fulong visitors center on the main street. Parking is free but it can be quite congested at the weekends.

Entrance Fee


During summer months (and when the rock festival is not on) entrance to the beach is $90NTD for adults and $10NTD for kids. This includes access to the beach as well as use of showers, changing rooms etc.

This does not include rental of miniature sailboats, canoes, boogie boards, beach umbrellas or sunshade tents/awnings.

Nearby landmarks

  • Northeast Coast National Scenic Area
    Northeast Coast National Scenic Area
    The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area is an area in Northeastern Taiwan with special geographical and historical distinction.- Location :...

     Administration Office and Fulong Traveler Service Center
  • Longmen Camping Site
  • Outlet of Shuanghsi River
  • Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA)
    Taiwan Railway Administration
    The Taiwan Railway Administration is an agency of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China responsible for managing, maintaining, and running passenger and freight service on 1097 km of conventional railroad lines in Taiwan...

     Fulong Station
    Fulong Station
    Fulong Station is a Taiwan Railway Administration Yilan Line station, located at Fulong Village, Gongliao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.- Service :* Currently, the station is classified as a third-class station by TRA standards.- History :...

  • Dongxin Temple of Fulong

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