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Tags : Beach

Timings : 24 hours

Time Required : 2 - 3 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Shek O Beach, Hong Kong Overview

Lound at the south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island, Shek O Beach, famous for the glittering golden expanse of sand, 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 popular for the dining scene with beach barbecue facility and some top-notch restaurants doting the area.

Shek O Beach is meant for thrill-seekers who enjoy activities such as paragliding, surfing, and rock-climbing among others; foodies who have access to the best of BBQs, cafés and restaurants; and people who simply seek to enjoy a gorgeous view of the sunset. Due to its popularity, the charming beach has the requisite facilities such as umbrellas, chairs, rafts, showers, toilets, lifeguards ensuring comfort. Even though the beach isn't free of the tourist crowd, one is sure to find a quiet corner to soak in the calmness of the waves and revel in the glimmering sun rays.

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Things to Do at Shek O Beach

Surfing: Shek O Beach along with a neighbouring beach known as Big Wave Bay, are ideal for surfing activities as both enjoy a natural flow of large waves propelled by strong winds.

The Dragon’s Back - a cliff-like protrusion entertains several pastimes such as rock-climbing and paragliding through a facility that is the only one of its kind found island-wide. These satisfy fitness-fanatics and adventure seekers alike.

Shek O Country Club – a private club dedicated to the sport of golf, is also found at Shek O.

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Food at Shek O Beach

A fine choice of cuisine is available on the beach including cafés, BBQ joints and restaurants. One may even go ahead and set up their own BBQ station and have a gander oat playing the role of a specialized chef. The BBQ area is set up at the north of the beach and can easily be accessed by foot.

Cococabana, a French-Mediterranean, is one of the most popular eateries located on the beach and promises mouth-watering meals providing gratification to the highest extent. One may find everything from comforting, juicy burgers, to a refined, spicy piri piri prawns accompanied by special fruity island blends, aromatic concoctions of tea and coffee, and delicious cocktails.
Opening hours: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

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Best Time to Visit

October to January is the period of time most favorable for visiting Shek O Beach, as a result of pleasant weather. Weekends are recommended as the best time to visit due to greater activity. Avoid travelling to Shek O Beach in July/August to avoid unpleasant monsoon weather.

How To Reach Shek O Beach

MTR – Get on the Island Line to Shau Kei Wan Station, take Exit A3, then board Bus no. 9 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus.

Bus – Take the Red Minibus and get off at the stop nearest to the Shau Kei Wan MTR Exit A3, followed by Bus no. 9 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus.

Taxi – Taxis are available as a direct means of transport to the destination.

Give preference to use of public transport rather than travel by car as parking may pose an issue at the destination

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