The Gold Swamp is a swamp which links Yutou Island  to Area 8's mainland where the Hex Food World is also located. It is one of the famous "Gourmet 100 Famous Views". The swamp is made up of gold dust with high specific gravity. Its buoyancy is so strong that one can never sink while swimming on it. Strange clouds known as Steel Clouds  are found here which are an extremely deadly form of weather exclusive to Area 8.