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Hualien Harbor Waterfront Recreation Area

Hualien Harbor Waterfront Recreation Area 1
  • Address:No. 8-18, Gangkou Rd., Hualien City, Hualien
  • Contact Number:03-8325131
  • Open Time:00:00-24:00
  • Hualien City
    Seaside Destinations

The lovely blue bird post box at the entranceThe Hualien Harbor Waterfront Recreation Area was formerly the warehouse of the Port of Hualien, Taiwan International Poets Corporation, Ltd., and has been turned into an exhibition space including the Venus Gallery. The waterfront recreation area is not a place for water sports, as the name alone would be misleading. On the site, you can still find traces of old railways, and you can get closer to the seawater than to the boats (this makes better sense of what waterfront originally means). Hualien Harbor Scenic Bridge and the old Hualien Harbor Station are around the corner, where visitors are provided a chance to witness the bustling harbor or just for casual strolling and cycling. At the nearby Scenic Bridge, you can enter the bridge and watch the train service at the neighboring Hualien Harbor Station, as well as look out over the Pacific Ocean and a spot for sunrise. The view southward to the estuary of Hualien River is a great spot to view the whole Hualien Harbor. There is a wooden track beside the bridge for pedestrians to walk and observe the scenery, and a ramp is set with an entrance width of about 90 cm for wheelchair access. The left side of the circular observation deck leads to the “Waterfront Recreation Area,” but note that there are road stalls and the ramp is long and steep. If you want to go down for a visit, it is recommended to take the other side of the road and drive in, passing by the old Hualien Harbor Station and passing the railway crossing to get there. The air is fresh and it is a relaxing and comfortable place for your trip.