This is truly a unique spot, as it is the only place in Taiwan with such an incredible view, and has therefore become one of the most-frequented scenic spots in northern Taiwan in recent years.
About a 10-minute walk southeast from the cape is an area that is beautiful when the tide is low: the Laomei Algal Reef. The flat and fantastical tongue-like protrusions with ditches in between are actually wave-sculpted volcanic lava. From March to May, they’re carpeted by a thick layer of bright green algae.
Algae covers the neat rows of stone troughs here with a vibrant green, creating a rare and spectacular sight. As the weather warms, the seaweed gradually disappears with exposure to the sun. The algae-covered rocks are extremely slippery and dangerous. Visitors are reminded to not to walk on them. Laomei Algal Reef is near the 26.3km mark on Provincial Highway 2, past Wanli (萬里), Jinshan (金山) and Shimen (石門).
Resource: Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Laomei Algal Reef
[老梅石槽/Laǒ Meí Shíh Tsaó]
-Located in: Northern Taiwan
-County: New Taipei City
-Features: Scenic spots
-Highly recommend to: Outdoor activities enthusiasts, Couples, Families
-Opening Hours: 24-7(Strongly recommend go before sunset)
-Address: Laomei Community, Shimen District, New Taipei City