Longmen Beach

About 20 minutes from Magong, is Longmen Village, which has one of the best swimming beaches around. Getting there isn’t particularly straightforward, but this keeps the beach quiet and undeveloped. Head out on the 204 and drive past Aimen and Lintou, all the way to Longmen Village. Once you get to the village keep going a little further until you see a small temple on your left. Turn left down the narrow path just before the temple. Then keeping left, make your way down the small country road, passing grazing cows, goat sheds, peanut fields and a few tombs. After a few minutes you’ll reach Longmen Beach…

If on your way you come across a small secluded rocky beach, that’s not it, you’ve gone too far past the temple. Keep following the road along the coast and you’ll eventually find Longmen. The beach here is stunning and has recently been equipped with quirky army inspired toilet, shower (salt water) and shade facilities. With its new facilities, the beach makes for another excellent camping spot – just bring the bbq. The sand, though full of coral, is blindingly white and the water clear and azure. It’s safe for swimming and isn’t as  rocky as Aimen Beach or as over-popuated with tourists as Shanshui Beach. Thankfully the locals seem to have dealt with the only issue, one of trash blowing ashore from fishing boats, which became a problem during the windy months. Though there may still be a bit of trash blowing around things have greatly improved over the years. If you’re looking for something really chilled out and prefer to be one of the only people on the beach, this place is perfect.

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