Nanbin Park, also known as Pacific Ocean Park, is a coastal park in Hualien that offers mesmerising views of the Pacific Ocean and awe-inspiring sunsets. It’s the perfect place to escape and rejuvenate.
Pacific Ocean Park 太平洋公園
The park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with a range of activities to enjoy. We spotted cyclists and joggers, beachcombers and anglers, and people simply basking in the beauty of the ocean and the surrounding landscapes.
Majestic mountain view
Not only does Nanbin Park offer breathtaking ocean vistas, but when you turn around, you’re greeted with a majestic mountain view that will take your breath away.
Pacific Ocean Park is made up of Beibin Park and Nanbin Park
The Pacific Ocean Park is divided into two sections: the north shore (Beibin Park) and the south shore (Nanbin Park), which we spent the most time exploring. Nanbin Park was created and built along the Nanbin coastline, preserving the original natural landscape. You can see the entire Pacific Ocean from here. This is the place to go if you want some fresh air and open space.
Before sunset, you can ride a bike and stroll along the beach. In the evening, this park will transform into an ideal spot to enjoy the sound of the waves and to gaze at the stars.
Slow pace of life
I’ve noticed a slower pace of life in Hualien. It is not as commercially developed as other cities, but it has all of the necessary amenities and conveniences. When you see some locals, they will not hesitate to invite you to tea. Taiwanese people are very polite and friendly. Saying ‘ni hao’ to strangers is nothing out of the ordinary.
I have grown to love Taiwan, particularly Hualien. It’s the perfect place to be if you want to be right in the centre of nature, with beaches on one side and mountains on the other. I even told my husband that I hope to retire in Hualien someday, lol.
We walked towards Beibin Park (South shore). Stopped by this pavilion (忘憂亭) to take some pictures.
From where we were, we could see the south shore.
See that red lighthouse in the distance? It’s called the Hualien Harbour Lighthouse.
We didn’t walk all the way to the end of Beibin Park because we turned left onto Zhongshan Road, which led to the Dongdamen Night Market.
We highly recommend you to visit Nanbin Park in the late afternoon. Stroll along the beach, taking in the sea breeze and the sounds of the waves. Maybe catch the sunset as well. Following that, you can walk to the nearby Dongdamen Night Market for street food and other activities.