Beaches of Hong Kong

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Exquisite Hong Kong Beaches

Home to over 40 bays and beaches, the stretched coastline of Hong Kong is an exciting beach vacation. With around 12 beaches bracketed within Hong Kong island and the remaining distributed among the New Territories and the Outlying Islands, we have picked the best beaches in Hong Kong for your serene beach day out!

Here is the list of 21 Beaches of Hong Kong

1. Shek O Beach

Shek O Beach

Lound at the south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island, Shek O Beach, is a popular public beach in the area. The stunning beach with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and the shimmering sand lock boulders attract families and beachcombers alike. The mesmerising Shek O Beach is a great eating dining scene for beach barbecues and top-restro experiences.

2. Hung Shing Yeh Beach

Hung Shing Yeh Beach

Hung Shing Yeh Beach is the most popular beach of Lamma Island. Absorbed in a serene environment and clear waters, this beach also provides toilets, changing rooms and showering facilities besides nine barbeque pits. The Lamma Power Station is also visible from this picnic-perfect beach.

3. Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay

Located in the Southern District, Repulse Bay is one of the most beautiful public beaches of Hong Kong with the crescent-shaped sand stretch. It is the perfect destination for people willing to relax at the beachfront watching the awe-inspiring sunset views, strolling at the beach and enjoying the various adventure activities.

4. Kwun Yam Beach

Kwun Yam Beach

A top-rated windsurfing beach, the Kwun Yam Beach is where Olympic champion Lee Lai-Shaan trained. It is a golden sand beach with charming little beachside cafes and all the surfing plus canoeing equipment you'll ever need! It's also possible to see unique coastal rock formations and the mini great wall from here.

5. Silvermine Bay Beach

Silvermine Bay Beach

Located in Mui Wo and named after its alternative name, the Silvermine Bay Beach has all the benefits of being close to the Mui Wo Village- the local-cooked food markets, seafood restaurants and some good bars. It's a favourite family beach with its glorious 688 feet of white sand and amidst the beautiful emerald-green mountains!

6. Pui O Beach

Pui O Beach

Pui O beach is located on the southeastern side of Lantau Island. It is a haven for buffaloes and several birds. There is a free campsite located here which is operated by LCSD. This beach is near Tong Fuk Village where there are a host of scenic views. It is a quiet beach with fine sand, great for swimming and sunbathing.

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7. Clearwater Bay

Clearwater Bay

Located on the eastern shore of Clearwater Bay Peninsula, this bay comprises two beaches. Its pristine, pure sand and glistening water are positively tropical. You can see the nearby country park from here, and it offers picture-perfect views of the park's steep mountains plus the sharp tip of High Junk Peak.

8. Golden Beach

Golden Beach

The largest public beach in Teun Mun and creatively named by the Gold Coast Resort, the Golden Beach boasts of immaculate and silky-soft sand from Hainan Island. It spans half a kilometre and features a volleyball court, barbecue area, and changing facilities. All in all, it is a must-see for every beach lovers' itinerary!

9. Big Wave Bay Beach

Big Wave Bay Beach

Big Wave Bay Beach on Shek O is one of Hong Kong's favourite surf spots for its easy waves, making it a great surfing site for beginners. Situated on the eastern edge of the Hong Kong Island, the Big Wave Bay Beach houses ancient rock carvings that was recently declared a monument. Quite close to the Dragon's Back hike, this beach is the perfect respite after the trail. 

10. Turtle Cove

Turtle Cove

A dinky wonder of golden sand, Turtle Cove Beach located in Tai Tam is for the dedicated sun-seekers as it is hemmed by bucolic greenery on both sides and just a few palm trees or two for any shade. It is the last known nesting place for Hong Kong's endangered green turtles, hence the name. It is excellent for a quiet getaway; you only need to make sure to carry your own food!

11. Chung Hom Kok

Chung Hom Kok

A wide sandy crescent amidst a secluded bay lined by trees, Chung Hom Kok beach is perfect for unwinding in a less crowded setting. It is great for cookout sessions and picnics too thanks to the barbecue pits here. Tucked off away from the road and the daily hustle-bustle, go here to enjoy a good family day or a moment of peace.

12. Lo So Shing Beach

Lo So Shing Beach

The Lo So Shing Beach on Lamma Island, Hong Kong is one of the finest beaches in the city. It lies on the west coast of the Island which requires a 15-minute walk west of Hilltop Pavilion. Featuring glistening crystal clear water and golden fine sand, Lo So Shing Beach has been classified as one of Hong Kong’s cleanest beaches. The beach is set off from the rest of the ocean via a shark net providing a fairly confined area for swimming.

13. South Bay Beach

South Bay Beach

Located in the Southside, The South Bay area is a cloistered spot with its very own beach club and restaurants where you will often find the DJ playing some fun beats. This beach is near the Repulse bay beach which has almost manicured sands and trees positioned to create a beautiful vista.

14. Long Ke Wan Beach

Long Ke Wan Beach

With silky, icing-sugar sands, Long Ke Wan beach has been lauded as one of the best beaches in Hong Kong. It looks straight out of the Philippines thanks to the white sand, clear water and forested hillside. This place rewards visitors with sweeping views of the South China Sea.

15. Ham Tin Wan

Ham Tin Wan

Part of four beaches that make up the gorgeous Tai Long Wan Bay in Hong Kong, Ham Tin Wan is one of the secluded beaches in Hong Kong. Besides being isolated, the beach also welcomes dogs which is a rarity. Ham Tin Wan is also a great camping option and has a cliff-jumping as well. The beach offers facilities such as boards, tents, firewood and restaurants serving food and beer.

16. Tung Wan Beach

Tung Wan Beach

Located on Ma Wan Island, the Tung Wan Beach is a stunning white sand beach with beautiful views, especially of the world-renowned Tsing Ma Bridge near it. Besides windsurfing, the beach houses the popular restaurant Noah's Arc too. The vicinity guarantees security facilities such as lifeguard stations that overlook the roped-off swimming region.

17. Middle Bay Beach

Middle Bay Beach

The Middle Bay beach of Hong Kong is a serene and secluded stretch of golden yellow sand situated just a stone throw away from the more popular Repulse Bay Beach. This location of South Bay Road can also be described as a small inlet in between its grander cousins i.e. Repulse Bay Beach and the South Bay Beach, hence the name. The scenic Middle Bay Beach offers a natural view and hours of fun for the avid beachgoers.

18. Lido Beach

Lido Beach

A 656 foot-long sweep of sand on the southern coast of the New Territories, the Lido beach offers glorious views of Tsing Ma in the distance and is also near the sister beach of Casam. It features all facilities like several volleyball courts, refreshment shacks, lifeguards, changing rooms and showers/bathrooms, making it perfect for a good swim!

19. Lamma Power Station Beach

Lamma Power Station Beach

One of the most popular sand stretches on Lamma Island; this beach is located near the Yung Shue Wan Village, giving you access to several shops having snorkelling gear, towels, fast food snacks among more. The beach itself is dog-friendly and also organises many festivals such as outdoor cinema, reggae festival, dragon boat festival and Lamma family festival.

20. Tong Fuk Beach

Tong Fuk Beach

Located on the Southern West side of Lantau Island, Tong Fuk Beach is marked by its calm waves and soft sand. It is near the Tong Fuk Village, which boasts of some amazing quality restaurants like The Gallery Bar and Restaurant. It is within walking distance of many beach bars too so you can go for a swim in peace and explore the other attractions of Lantau Island.

21. St Stephen's Beach

St Stephen's Beach

A short walk south of Stanley Village which has a small craft market, open-air cafes and a seafront promenade, St Stephen's beach has a bit of everything; from snack stands to barbeque pits. The beach also hosts a comprehensive water sports centre so you can hire a sailboat, kayak, anything you'd want to experience!

Hong Kong brims with water sports and beaches, head out to your favourite and let us know about your experiences in the comments below!

This post was published by Sharanya Gupta

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