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Nan Wan Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Nan Wan Beach featuring a sandy beach

This former Japanese whaling site gradually became a quaint fishing village and now a popular beach area with water activities.

Nan Wan Beach is a scenic stretch of sand on the island’s south coast, where travelers and locals enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Amble at your leisure along the soft, white sand with a view of the Pacific Ocean. At nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) in length, it is the longest beach in Kenting National Park, a vast area of diverse terrain that includes tropical forests, sprawling meadows and a historical armed lighthouse.

This beach is renowned for its array of thrilling activities in the water. It is one of the few beaches in the national park that is suitable for swimming due to its lack of sharp rocks or fast tides. Go scuba diving or snorkeling in the ocean with a tour operator near the beach to see the range of colorful fish. The beach has plenty of banana boats and Jet Skis that you can rent for a thrilling ride.

Sunbathe on the sand before cooling off in the water with a relaxing swim. Share a picnic with your family on the beach with a picturesque view of the ocean and the nearby green cliffs.

There are showers, bathroom facilities and restaurants in the Nan Wan Recreation Area. Visit the beach between April and July for the milkfish season and watch hoards of locals fishing with old-fashioned tools in the ocean.

Travelers also know the beach as South Bay, in reference to its geographical location, and sometimes as Blue Bay. During the Japanese occupation of Taiwan in the early 20th century, the bay was a whaling site.

Opposite the beach, find restaurants with colorful façades and small shops that offer diving opportunities.

Find Nan Wan Beach in Kenting National Park on Taiwan’s southern coastline. Drive a couple hours south from Pingtung City or take a bus, which may take a few hours longer, to reach the park. The journey incorporates 62 miles (100 kilometers) of scenic roads.

Top Hotels Close to Nan Wan Beach

Spring Inn
Spring Inn
3.5 out of 5
No. 224 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,645 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in South Beach, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nan Wan Beach, Kenting National Park, and Kenting Night Market. Kenting Stony Brook Nature ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)
"Great location across from the beach and great hosts."

Reviewed on 2020/6/29

Spring Inn
Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$5,000 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Offering direct access to the beach, this South Beach hotel is in a national park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nan Wan Beach, Kenting National Park, and Kenting ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
"Fantastic view, warm service. Nice room and clean environment."

Reviewed on 2020/11/22

Sunshine Liv.
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.230, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,338 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Located in South Beach, this beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nan Wan Beach, Kenting National Park, and Kenting Night Market. Kenting Stony Brook Nature ...
4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
"Perfectly located across the road from Nanwan beach. The staff were super friendly and helpful and they provided a number of complementary services including a shuttle to Kenting, breakfast and snacks. Some areas of the hotel appear to be under renovation but this did not cause any disruption"

Reviewed on 2019/9/8

Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Nan Wan Beach

Bluebay Inn
Bluebay Inn
3 out of 5
No.172, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,299 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Bluebay Inn
Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,545 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Sunshine Liv.
Spring Inn
Spring Inn
3.5 out of 5
No. 224 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,645 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Spring Inn
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.230, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,338 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 29
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
Afei Surf Inn - Hall 1
Afei Surf Inn - Hall 1
3 out of 5
No. 272 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,852 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Afei Surf Inn - Hall 1
Coralreef B&B
Coralreef B&B
3.5 out of 5
No. 3, Lane 126, Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
Coralreef B&B
Haku Beach Days Inn
Haku Beach Days Inn
3 out of 5
No.186, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
Haku Beach Days Inn
Miami B&B
Miami B&B
2.5 out of 5
No.130 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
Miami B&B
Lanhiwan Inn
Lanhiwan Inn
3 out of 5
No.210 Nanwan Road,, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,164 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 29
Lanhiwan Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.