The area administered by the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration has recently been expanded to include three scenic sights in Keelung City: Huhai Bay, Lovers Lake, and Hepingdao (“Peace Island”).
Huhai Bay is a sandy beach west of central Keelung, popular with visitors on sunny summer days. Lover Lake, nestled in the coastal mountains behind the bay, has a pleasant round-lake trail; overlooking it from a nearby mountain are the ruins of Dawulun Fort, one of many old batteries in Keelung. Hepingdao is especially attractive because of its amazing coastal rock formations, rivaling those found at Yehliu Geopark west of Keelung. These three new additions complement an already large number of attractions in the national scenic area, which stretches from Mt. Guanyin, west of Tamsui in New Taipei City, all the way to the east of Keelung Harbor. Most attractions can be reached by taking the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle’s (www.taiwantrip.com.tw) Crown Northern Coastline and Keelung Shuttle Bus East & West lines.