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Nan Wan Beach
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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

Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,675 per night from May 7 to May 8
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! (59 reviews)
"Fantastic view, warm service. Nice room and clean environment."

Reviewed on 2020/11/22

Sunshine Liv.
Dreamer Boutique Hotel
Dreamer Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
No.15, Ln. 126, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,775 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in South Beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nan Wan Beach, Kenting National Park, and Kenting Night Market. Kenting Stony Brook Nature Farm is ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
"Lovely hotel! It is very well kept and clean! Friendly staff, Vive, Frieda, and Sue are wonderful! Daily cooked to order breakfast does not disappoint! It is in close proximity to the beach and restaurants! Definitely our preferred place to stay in Kenting! 😃"

Reviewed on 2020/10/7

Dreamer Boutique Hotel
Spring Inn
Spring Inn
3.5 out of 5
No. 224 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,212 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
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
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Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,675 per night from May 7 to May 8
Sunshine Liv.
Dreamer Boutique Hotel
Dreamer Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
No.15, Ln. 126, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,775 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Dreamer Boutique Hotel
Spring Inn
Spring Inn
3.5 out of 5
No. 224 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,212 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Spring Inn
Sunny Day B&B
Sunny Day B&B
2.5 out of 5
No.254 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$866 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Sunny Day B&B
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.230, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,558 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Kenting Gold DeSign Hotel
The Red Hotel
The Red Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No. 248 Nanwan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,558 per night from May 7 to May 8
The Red Hotel
Yellow's Kenting B&B
Yellow's Kenting B&B
3 out of 5
No. 242, Nanwan Road, Hengchun
Yellow's Kenting B&B
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$1,385 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Afei Surf Inn - Hall 1
Lanhiwan Inn
Lanhiwan Inn
3 out of 5
No.210 Nanwan Road,, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,558 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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.