和平島海濱公園 

Peace Island Beach Park

 

和平島昔稱社寮島,乃位於基隆東方港口的小島。由於具有得天獨厚的海蝕景觀,而成為基隆著名的觀光景點。沿著環山步道而行,可抵達最高點的觀景亭。居高臨下,視野極佳,是眺望各式奇岩怪石的好地方,也是體驗基隆八景之一---「社寮銀瀾」的最佳地點。

各式各樣的海蝕地形,有像菇類的蕈狀石、像豆腐的豆腐岩,還有一大片像榻榻米的千疊敷。探訪過海蝕平台的景觀後,別忘了找尋極為有名的「番字洞」---相傳市荷蘭人退出台灣前的據點。當年在洞內曾刻有荷蘭文字,昔因岩壁風化嚴重,字跡已模難辨,只能讓後人憑空想像,遙想它在歷史中曾有過的輝煌歲月!

交通:

1. 搭市公車101、205和平島線,在和平橋下車步行約20分鐘抵達。

2. 自行開車者,沿濱海公路前進,道海洋大學時,轉正濱路,過和平橋後走和一路,再左轉平一路即可抵達。

Peace Island is once called “Sheliao Island.” It is a small island in the east of Keelung harbor. The unique view of ocean erosion has made this area a famous touring spot in Keelung. Walk along the mountain-surrounded path, you can reach “sight seeing pavilion” at the highest spot. The view is terrific from high to low. It is a best location for rocks observation. It is also the location to experience one of the “eight great views of Keelung”—“Silvery waves of Sheliao.”

The various ocean-eroded landscape, mushroom rocks, bean curd rocks, and a large scale of bean curd rocks shaped as Japanese couches. After enjoy the ocean-eroded view, don’t forget to search for the famous “cave of Dutch words”—the possible military base before the withdrawal of Dutch military. The Dutch characters carved in the cave are indefinable because of the ocean-erosion of the cave wall. However, one can still imagine the golden age of the history.

Transportation:

1. Visitors can take 101 and 205city bus forward to Peace Island. Get off at Peace Bridge and walk for approximately 20 minutes.

2. Drive along Coast Rd., turn to Jheng-bin Rd. at National Taiwan Ocean University. Drive along He-yi Rd. after Peace Bridge and turn left to Ping-yi Rd.