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- The Beach at Repulse Bay is probably one of the best we have in Hong Kong in terms of beach size, sand quality, access to public transportation and area restaurants and shopping. This is a nearly 300 metre long stretch of seaside nuzzled up against the southern shores of Hong Kong Island. It is one of a series of beaches including Deep Water Bay Beach (to the northwest), Middle Bay Beach and South Bay Beach (to the southeast) and by far the most interesting.
You can visit Repulse Bay beach by public bus or taxi or by foot walking the Seaview Promenade from Deep Water Bay. You'll find promenade and pier areas on both ends of the beach with park benches. Alongside the beach there is a shopping arcade called the pulse, where there are a handful of alfresco restaurants, coffee shop, ice-cream as well as s sports gear and other retailers.
The beach itself is pretty good. In addition to the nice sand quality, there are several rows of trees towards the back of the beach providing a bit of shade on sunny days. You'll find expected range of facilities including public toilets, changing stations and life guard stations, BBQ pits (unavailable during the pandemic). Swimming is good at Repulse Bay Beach with normal sea conditions and views are nice with favourable visibility.
Do note that Repulse Bay Beach can be very crowded during warmer weather weekends and public holidays during non-pandemic times. As such, you may find it more favourable to opt for a second beach like nearby Deep Water Bay Beach if there are too many people here. Otherwise, this is a very good beach to spend time with friends or family on Hong Kong Island.Written 25 January 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Shek O beach is a must-visit place for both locals and travelers.
The water there is crystal clear. Calm and safe to swim. It has a free public beach. Usually well-maintained. I don’t think people rent out sunbath chairs and umbrellas, so it might be a good idea to bring your beach gears. For those who come with a group of friends, it might be a good idea to BBQ on the beach. You’ll find a couple of private BBQ sites where you can rent a table for four hours. Can’t recall the exact rate but the price is very affordable. The BBQ shop only offers the equipment and charcoal. You need to bring your own food.
For those who don’t want to BBQ, I’d recommend to come here in the afternoon, swim in the beautiful waters, take a walk in the village, and dine at one of Thai restaurants there. Shek O has very decent Thai food.
One thing to keep in mind is that Shek O is so remote that you can’t find an ATM there. If you need to withdraw cash, do it before your visit. Only one bus route reaches there and as a result, a long queue is expected on weekends.Written 8 May 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of the four beaches that you can visit as part of the Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail in the Sai Kung East Country Park is the Tung Wan Beach, which is the fourth if starting from your hike from the trailhead at the Sai Wan Pavilion.
Starting with (1) Sai Wan Beach, (2) Ham Tin Beach and (3) Tai Wan Beach, you finally reach (4) Tung Wan Beach. The trail between the first three beaches is well trafficked, wide and easy to follow. However, past Tai Wan Beach, it eventually becomes more natural, unmarked and slightly overtaken by vegetation. Yet, it is still easy to follow, you can't get lost, eventually making your way to a small cliffside that you have to descend before crossing over a cluster of boulders and finally reaching the beach.
Tung Wan is much smaller than its three sister beaches but is a neat place to find. There is a good chance you'll have the beach all to yourself. If not, there won't likely be more than a few others there, even on busy weekends when small crowds descend upon the larger and more convenient to visit beaches you will have already passed.
The beach is photogenic with nice sand and blue waters. It is backed by hilly environs and flanked by rocky shores. There is a small freshwater pool that breaks the sand in half. Once here, you are about as isolated from the mass crowds of Hong Kong as you can find.
Note: there are no public facilities at Tung Wan Beach. Do make sure to stock up on drinks or snacks at the shops at San Wan or Ham Tin Beaches prior to continuing onward to this location.Written 10 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There are two sister beaches in Clear Water just south of Tai Au Mun village. Beach 2 is the famous beach with fine sand, three lifeguard stations and good facilities with toilets, changing rooms and refreshment kiosk. There is a shark prevention net spanning a few hundred metres, providing loads of swimming area for beachgoers.
Beach 1 is a small, surplus beach just a couple hundred metres northeast of Beach 2. It is much smaller and has quite a lot of big pebbles in places. Otherwise, it is noticeably quieter and with basic facilities as well.
Most convenient transportation to Clearwater Bay Beach 2 is by way of KMB bus route 91 from Diamond Hill Bus Terminus & MTR Station, Minibus 103 to/from Tseung Kwan O Bus Terminus & MTR Station or Minibus 16 to/from Po Lam.Written 16 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I came here via a short easy scenic hike from Siu Sai Wan. The last part of our hike was the descent to Big Wave Bay. It was really scenic and beautiful to see the ocean and the bay together with surfers trying to catch a wave. The sand in the beach was very nice and the beach was not crowded on a weekday. There were less than 15 surfers and swimmers. It’s not a huge bay but it’s good enough. There are a few local cafes and sundry shops open. There’s taxis and buses to take you to the city.Written 25 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 20 minutes drive from the bridge this lovely little beach offers a great opportunity just to chill and relax. Very quiet and we were literally the only ones on it. Quite shallow and with shark nets it’s safe for a swim. Couple of small restaurants too although weren’t open when we got there.Written 9 May 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It might not be the easiest beach to get to, but it's only about 5 mins taxi from repulse bay, and besides, Hong Kong is quite small, so nowhere is ever quite far.
Silky sand, blue water, this is like a private beach on average weekday. It's got changing/shower facilities, and even an alfresco cafe. Price on a high side, but quality of food is not bad.
Good place to have a getaway and quick escape from the city.Written 10 January 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Hap Mun Bay (Half Moon Bay) Beach is one of the two notable beaches on Sharp Island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park of Sai Kung. It is located on the south end of the island and is accessible by way of frequent sampan and kaito service from Sai Kung or by way of a hiking trail from the north of the island.
The bay is shaped a bit like a half moon, which you can make out clearly from the higher elevation points along theSharp Island trail. The beach itself is usually very clean, has fine sand and water quality about as good as you will find around Hong Kong. Hence, this is a very popular beach for Hongkongers particularly in weekends and public holidays. The beach area is rather small, which results in very crowded conditions here during warmer months of the year.
There are changing rooms, showers, public toilets, in season rafts (April to October), lifeguards, BBQ pits, refreshment kiosk that are open during normal times. Unfortunately, our beaches are closed down during the pandemic including Hap Mun Beach. However, they should open up someone later this year.
Note: Sampan and kaito service to Hap Mun Beach (HK$40 return ticket) takes around 15-20 minutes each way. You can also take similar boat service to the main Sharp Island pier on the north end of the island (HK$30 return ticket) and then hike the 1.5 km trail to Hap Mun Beach.Written 16 February 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We passed the beach on our way to the cemetry in Stanley and decided to have a closer look. We ended up on this beach for the rest of the afternoon and had a great time. The changingrooms, toilets and showers were very clean. There are even lifeguards on duty and next doors you can rent cayaks and maybe even sailing boats. There is a small place for refreshments. We had a great & relaxed afternoon.Written 7 July 2014This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of Lantau’s lovely, long beaches but less well known than the popular Pui O or Upper & Lower Cheung Sha Beaches. We had 2 main reasons for coming here - we wanted to try out a different beach & we had heard good things about The Gallery Restaurant and Bar in Tong Fuk village so we combined the two.
The beach was just as nice as the other beaches. The water was clean and calm, with gently lapping waves and the sand was soft but it had the added advantage that it was quite uncrowded. It still has all the main facilities that you need. There’s a life guard tower, open-air showers, large change rooms and toilet block but there are no shops unless you go back up to the village on the main road and the village is fairly small and basic.
Overall, Tong Fuk is a good beach for chilling away from the main crowds but if you prefer to have beachside shops and restaurants, then Cheung Sha is a better option.
One word of wanting - make sure to use the change rooms on the beachfront and not the ones on the path leading down to the beach. We made the mistake of going into the ones on the path and it was infested with mosquito-like insects. It was awful. Avoid it. The beachfront change-rooms were clean and perfectly good to use.
GETTING THERE - From Mui Wo Ferry Pier, you can take a taxi or catch any one of bus # 1, 2, or 4. From Tung Chung MTR, take taxi or bus #11. Keep an eye out for Tong Fuk village and you get off at a bus bay on your left next to a car park.Written 30 July 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We saw it while we were going to Stanley via Tai Tam in # 14 Bus
It’s a small beach but very clean and beautiful
Not so steep and rough.
Got few BBQ pits for some extra fun.
On the mountains you can see the best and one of the most expensive housing in the HK. More like Beverly hills 😊😊
I’m sure you will love this placeWritten 7 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We made plans to go to the Golden Beach because a friend said she witnessed a beautiful sunset on the beach previously. In all our eagerness we only checked that it wasn't forecasted to rain but didn't think twice about the temperature which turned out to be 34 degrees! We arrived a little before 5pm and the sun didn't start setting till 7.07pm so we spent over 2 hours roasting! The spot we choose faced the airport and it was nice seeing planes taking off and although there was a huge overcast at 7pm and we didn't actually get to see a spectacular sunset we all had an enjoyable day at the beach.Written 30 July 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was my favourite part of our day on Peng Chau Island. It is an easy and very scenic walking trail that stretches along the coastline on the north part of the island.
Highlights are the sweeping coastal views, a dramatic rock formation known as Old Fisherman’s Rock and several small but lovely beaches with clear water and clean sand. For much of the walk, you look across the water at Disneyland and the Tsing Ma Bridge.
The path is a combination of paving and boardwalk. There are gentle rises but, for the most part, it is a level stroll. Even small children with little legs will manage it easily. It ends at Old Fisherman’s Rock. Make sure you continue to this point because there is a great lookout point and pavilion sitting here with views over to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. From here, you can either return the same way or continue on to join the much longer Family Trail which loops around the whole island in a 7km track.
Take water, sunscreen and hats with you as there is no opportunity to buy anything along the path.
Getting There – As you get off the ferry, turn left and follow the harbour around to Tai Lei island. There is a clear sign marking the start of the trail near the island and the Seven Sisters temple. Even if you intend to continue on and do the Family Trail, I’d recommend starting at the Peng Yu Path from this point. We did the walk in reverse starting from Finger Hill via Tung Wan beach and the signs were not as clear in this direction, making it tricker to find our way.Written 2 April 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- ...as much as you can whilst relaxing here and you will be treated to views of the sea, part of Lamma’s green coast and further out into the bay if you peer straight ahead. The water is relatively clean and the facilities for changing and showering are excellent. There are also lots places to eat and drink right near the beach at the back and further along the path towards town. Oh, and what’s to the right you ask? A massive power station. But even with that eyesore to end them all, it’s still a lovely, popular beach.Written 12 March 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Ham Tin Beach is one of four beautiful beaches found along the Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail in the Sai Kung East Country Park. If you are starting from the trailhead at the Sai Wan Pavilion, this is the second beach you will encounter after (1) Sai Wan Beach and before (3) Tai Wan Beach and (4) Tung Wan Beach. All are situated within Tai Long Wan, a large bay on the eastern shore of the country park.
This is a a very beautiful beach that is around 25-30 minute hike past San Wan Beach. Early in the morning it is quiet and during midweek you can find it mostly empty and secluded. By midday Saturday and on public holidays it becomes quiet busy however. Ham Tin Beach is around 300 metres in length, has fine sand and blue water. You'll find a similar hilly countryside backdrop and rocky shorelines flanking both ends. This is basically the same as what you find at the three other beaches at Tai Long Wan.
Ham Tin Beach is very photogenic and a good place for swimming and overnight camping on these fine shores. You'll find public toilets, a couple stores & eateries at the northeast end of the beach. You can also arrange speedboat passage back to Sai Kung pier if you don't plan to hike out of the country park.
Note: If you plan to hike further to the Tai Wan and Tung Wan Beaches, there are no public facilities or stores further on. The is the last place to stock up on drinks or to take a pit stop beach meal before proceeding onward.Written 8 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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