What to do in Kenting Taiwan: White Sand Bay - Bai Sha Beach

January 6, 2020

With a combination of 16 years of Johan and I living in Taiwan, trust us, get out of the cities, go South, and explore some of the natural beauties Taiwan has to offer.

Kenting is most famous for its National Park, but there are plenty of other things to do while you’re here. You’ll find gorgeous beaches, lush natural areas, and weird natural phenomenons that you can not find anywhere else in the world.

Welcome to Happy Bai Sha Wan

Bai Sha Wan picnic area

How to get to Bai Sha Wan

If The fastest and easiest way is to take the HSR (High Speed Rail).

Take Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) from Taipei Main Station to HSR Zuoying Station
(travel time: about 1.5-2 hrs/ fare: about TWD 1500).

From there, hop on a bus from Zuoying main station.

Travelers may take a 1.5-2hr bus ride (King Bus (KuoKuang Bus)/Pingtung Bus/Kenting Bus) from the HSR Zuoying Station to the Kenting area.

Kenting Express Bus (only 7 stops via No.88 Provincial Highway)
TWD 418 (two way discount TWD650)

*Buses are available on the 1st floor of HSR Zuoying Station. Turn right after exiting from the arrival hall.

For more information on high speed rail schedule, please visit the official website of Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR)

We recommend staying at least 3 days to fully explore the area. You’ll need to rent a car or motorbike as public transportation is not ideal for this area. We suggest you rent a scooter. They are fun, and riding along the coast will add a great expierance to your travels.

Bai Sha Wan ocean view

Where to Stay

You have many options based on what kind of experience you want.

If you would like to (we highly recommend) both a location to easily access the Kenting strip and other amazing local attractions like traditional Taiwanese food, waterfalls, and scenic mountain views like ones from Rock Garden Restaurant and Campground, stay at Wild East B&B.

Wild East is run by local Cindy and her foreign husband Henry. Wild East offers private, fully equipped country house style villa with 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, hot tub, table tennis in Kenting National Park area. Both speak both English and Chinese and are more than happy to show you how to have the best time in Southern Taiwan. Henry is also an avid surfer and offers surfing lessons and can show you spots such as Bai Sha Beach.

Their B&B provides all the amenities you will need to have a great stay in Southern Taiwan.

Henry and guests enjoying a swim at a nearby waterfall

Surfing lesson with Henry and Wild East guests

Big smiles and cold ice cream with Cindy, Henry and Wild East Guests

Other Places to Stay

Some people also stay in Kenting Township where there are plenty of accommodations, such as hotels and hostels, to choose from. From there you can walk to Kenting National Park Head Quarters, and if you try to visit the other places by bus, it’s a central location. In the evening the main street is full of delicious Taiwanese street food and vendors.

Driving around the peninsula you’ll see several viewpoints and nice beaches. Kenting as a lot of beautiful places, you could stop every 100 meters and see something new. Really. Did we mention to rent a scooter? Rent a scooter!

White Sand Bay – Bai Sha Beach

Crystal clear water. Beautiful sandy coast. Bai Sha Beach is the place you want to spend a whole afternoon and stay to catch the sunset with some fresh coconut water in hand. You can also rent chairs and umbrellas (300NT) or join in on water activities such as jet skiing or tubing.

Entrance fee: Free

Man. We love Taiwan. Near Baisha Beach, you can also visit Maobitou Park, famous for its corals’ sculptures, one representing a cat about to jump (entrance fee: 30 NTD). The park also offers nice views of the ocean.

Rent an umbrella and some chairs (300NT for the whole day), get a tropical drink, relax, take a swim, and enjoy what Bai Sha Beach has to offer.

The umbrella boys taking a mid afternoon break

Stay the night in one of Bai Sha Wan’s yurts