Sail Rock is a famous land mark of Kenting.
The rock is actually a reef that tumbled down from the nearby mountain. It's 18 meters in height and shaped like a sail boat. Upon closer look, the shape even resembles the former US president Nixon's back of the head!
There is a Sand Island next to Sail Rock; unlike the name suggests, it's actually a beach and surprisingly, the finest shell beach in Kenting. Tourists used to carry the sand away, and some even used trucks to do large volume smuggling for private sales.
In order to conserve this world-class beach, the Taiwanese government established a reservation area around the perimeter. This wonder of nature is now fenced up by barbed wires. You can see the shell sand from the outside, but can't play with it. The shell beach now feels more like a shell sand exhibit.