With a total area of 36 square kilometers, the island extends for 6.5 kilometers from south to north and has a width of 6 kilometers. The circling-island road, which connects scenic spots, villages, ports, is 15.6 kilometers long. The island has an annual average temperature of 23℃ and a rainfall of 1863mm, with no extreme hot summer days and no harsh winter days.Surrounded by water and covered with dense vegetation, the island is beautiful and amiable and has a reputation of a heaven on the earth. Lying on the southern part of the island, the Nanwan bay forms a natural port as a result of eruption of an ancient volcano. The Nanwan Port has hills in the east, north and west side. Two arches of east and west exist in the south of the island just like a gigantic crab lying in the water. Backed a cliff as high 30 meters, the Nanwan Port is busy all day, along with all kinds of ships coming and going.
With beautiful landscape, the island is particularly rich in lava eroded caverns and varieties of sea animals. Near the Xigang wharf, there is a gigantic eroded stone mushroom. Some eroded stones take shapes of sea-turtle, seal, manatee and whale and so on, therefore, this area also gets another name Natural Aquatic.
lying on the southwest of Weizhou Island, Volcano Relic is one of the most distinctive tourist attractions owing to the special crater, sea-eroded sight, tropic vegetable sight, biological and astronomical sight as well as its scientific value. Its main scenic spots include the cliff sightseeing, the Dragon Palace Exploration, the Flat Roof where one can enjoy the sound of billows, and the View of Beasts Amusing Themselves in the sea.
In the shallow waters around Weizhou Island grows many kinds of coral reef groups. This area is also called Undersea Garden because of its colorful lively coral. Especially, a coral reef to the southwest of the island is the nearest one. Whenever the tide is down, it turns up out of the water with fishes swimming across them. This coral reef is often compared to an Oasis in the Sea.
Catholic Church of Weizhou Island
From 1869, French Paris Overseas Catholicism spent 10 years building the church (the earlier one in Beihai) with a kind of special coral stones, earth tiles and wood. It is a Gothic Church with a total area of 774 square meters. It also has affiliated buildings such as monastery, school, hospital and orphanage.
Nine nautical miles away from Weizhou Island, 44 nautical miles from Beihai city, Xieyang Island lies to the southeast of Weizhou Island and has a total area of 1.89 square kilometers. Xieyang Island is formed by the eruption of volcano as well. Due to its small area, one can have a full view of Xieyang Island from Weizhou Island. It looks like a blossoming lotus with low land in the middle and high land around. Actually, Xieyang Island is a steep cliff with the dangerous posture. Just beneath the cliff，shells and corals are clearly in sight, not to say sharks and dangerous fishes. Xieyang Island is a fun place for pleasure or mystery with forest, paths among mountains and all kinds of sea-eroded landscapes. The island is inhabited by 2000 people who are kind, simple and hospitable. There is no market on the island, with no thieves too. If people catch too much fish, they will put it in the sea near the shore with no care of being stolen. Such a kind of lifestyle is sort of similar to primitive life which tourists can only see it in a book.