Laomei Algal Reef

Natural Feature in Taiwan's Northeast Coast

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. Laomei Algal Reef is near the 26.3km mark on Provincial Highway 2, past Wanli (萬里), Jinshan (金山) and Shimen (石門).