The 1980s is generally seen as the high point for Mashagou (馬沙溝).The beach was always crowded in the summer, with stalls, parasols, water sports, and crowds comparable to present day Kenting (墾丁). Dusk is the most enchanting time here; the beach and the seawater appear to join into one golden yellow mass as the sand is reflected in the mirror of the sea. Business died down for a time while the rather outdated buildings were being refurbished, but now Mashagou has a new tourist center and a dazzling line-up of new and improved leisure facilities. With a barbecue area, swimming area, camping area, family playground area, beach volleyball court, jet skiing, kids water slides, sea-viewing pavilion and more, Mashagou's former status as a seaside leisure destination is finally restored. The beach is always a great place to have fun, and with lifeguards frequently checking the safety conditions of the water, tourists can enjoy it with total peace of mind. As if that weren't enough, a sand sculpture event and music festival are held every summer, making Mashagou a spring destination just as busy as Kenting’s Spring Scream(春吶).