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Best Beaches Around Hong Kong

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Although it is best known for its towering skyscrapers and booming city life, Hong Kong also has beautiful beaches and tropical paradises, just waiting to be explored!

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

7 Places

7 City Tips

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7 Places

Sai kung East Country Park

Parks

Shek O

Beaches

Pui O

Islands

Lower Cheung Sha Beach

Beaches

South Bay ( Hongkong Island)

Beaches

Stanley, Hong Kong

Historic Walking Areas, Flea & Street Markets

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Parks

Lincoln C's City Tips

  • Grab a taxi! Hong Kong can be oppressively hot sometimes and taking a taxi is very affordable, quick and, most importantly, air conditioned!
  • Get a rechargeable Octopus Card to use on buses and trains and at major convenience stores. It will save you a lot of time queueing or fishing for change.
  • There's a handy map in every MTR station detailing the surrounding area. Make sure you're leaving at the correct exit to save you time — some exits are very far apart!
  • Keep covered at all times — Hong Kong does not have nudist beaches, nor welcome topless sunbathing.
  • Respect the environment and dispose of any garbage at the designated collection bins
  • Save money by buying water and food for hikes at grocery stores and 7-11s.
  • Most restaurants add a 10% service charge automatically to the bill. You don't need to tip anything additionally.
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    Sai kung East Country Park
    Parks
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Tai Long Wan Beach is located in Sai Kung Country Park and is only accessible either by hiking in or by hiring a private boat, making it quite an exclusive slice of paradise. In fact, its powdery white sands, turquoise waters and lush landscape may fool you into thinking you’re in another tropical destination altogether! Within a 30-minute hike west of the beach, you'll also find a waterfall where thrill-seekers can jump from a 6 meter cliff, or simply relax in the pool below. This is one of Hong Kong's most scenic locations and the best beach for those looking to camp out.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are two beachside restaurants that serve a lot of Chinese dishes. Cold drinks and beer are also sold here.
    • Tents and equipment are also available for rent should you decide to camp.
    • Public changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities are available.
    • Take the MTR to Mong Kok Station (red line), then the red minibus, outside Kwong Wah Hospital on Dundas Street, directly to Sai Kung. From here it's a 1.5 hour hike to the beach.
    • Boats may stop service due to weather conditions (which you may not know until you reach the beach), so be prepared to hike back the way you came in.
    • You can hire a private boat directly to the beach from Sai Kung Town Centre Pier. Prices depend on the group size, and the journey takes around 30 minutes.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go pool diving 😘😘🤗🤗 15/09/2018
    • Out of town experience 07/08/2018
    • Sai kung East Country Park
    Address:
    Sai Kung Peninsula, Sai Kung District, New Territories East
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 9187 8641
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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    Shek O
    Beaches
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Shek O Beach is located on the East of Hong Kong Island and is popular due to its close proximity to the city center and the variety of restaurant choices nearby. If you’re looking for a no-hassle destination — with plenty of BBQ meats, cold beers and beach chairs readily available — this is the place to be!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • There are many food options — including restaurants, cafes and take out BBQ meat shops — around the car park.
    • Public BBQ pits are available.
    • Public changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities are available.
    • Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station (blue line) and then the red minibus or double decker #9 bus to Shek O beach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The cave in the beach 15/09/2018
    • Great place to chill after a hike to the Dragon's Back 12/09/2018
    • Shek O
    Address:
    South Side
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +86 775 905 5624
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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    Pui O
    Islands
    Lincoln C Says:

    Pui O Beach is located on Lantau Island and is the perfect destination for a quieter, more relaxed experience. Dig along the shore during low tide, and you may even be able to find clams!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are a couple of beachside bars and restaurants which serve mainly Western dishes.
    • Tents and equipment are available for rent from Ooh La La Restaurant, which has its own private camping grounds behind the restaurant.
    • Public changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities are available.
    • To reach by MTR, take MTR to Tung Chung Station (orange line) and then take the 3M bus and get off at Pui O Village (~25 minutes).
    • To reach by ferry, take #6 ferry from the Central Ferry Pier to Mui Wo (fast service takes 35 minutes, ordinary service takes 50-60 minutes), and then take bus #1 to the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #227 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Nice Beach...but Save for Afternoon or Evening 08/05/2018
    • Fantastic Beach 04/01/2018
    • Pui O
    Other:
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    Lower Cheung Sha Beach
    Beaches
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Cheung Sha Beach is one of Hong Kong’s longest beaches and is also located on Lantau Island. Cheung Sha is a popular destination for water sports, with activities like kayaking and wind surfing available.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are several beachside restaurants available that sell Chinese dishes.
    • Equipment such as kayaks are available for rent at the shops along the beach.
    • By MTR — take the MTR to Tung Chung Station (orange line) and then take the #11 bus bound for Tai O and get off at the stop for the beach (~25 minutes).
    • By ferry — take #6 ferry to Mui Wo from the Central Ferry Pier (fast service takes 35 minutes, ordinary service takes 50-60 mins), then take bus #1 or #2 to the beach (~25 mins).
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #369 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    • My favorite Hong Kong beach 16/08/2018
    • Best beach spot 11/03/2018
    • Lower Cheung Sha Beach
    Address:
    S Lantau Rd
    Lower Cheung Sha village
    Hong Kong
    China
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    South Bay ( Hongkong Island)
    Beaches
    Lincoln C Says:

    South Bay Beach is especially popular with Hong Kong’s expats, as it is less crowded than the neighboring Repulse Bay and occasionally hosts dance parties right on the beach.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • South Bay Beach Club is an outdoor restaurant and bar offering good-quality Western dishes.
    • Public changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities are available.
    • By bus — take bus #6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from the Exchange Square Bus Terminus (outside of Hong Kong MTR Station) to Repulse Bay. South Bay is 10 minutes by taxi from here.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #380 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Hongkong just for transit 10/04/2018
    • Hidden gem for beach and bbq 08/03/2018
    • South Bay ( Hongkong Island)
    Address:
    South Bay Road, Southern District
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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    Stanley, Hong Kong
    Historic Walking Areas, Flea & Street Markets
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Stanley is a beautiful area on the south side of Hong Kong overlooking the ocean. Tourists and locals flock here in order to escape the congested downtown center. The main beaches in the Stanley area are Stanley Main Beach and St. Stephens Beach, both of which are within close walking distance of the bus terminus. Plus, there are various markets and other historical sites to explore, making Stanley a great place for a whole day out.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • In case you didn't get your fill of sun on the beach, plenty of restaurant options along the water offer spacious patios.
    • The annual Dragon Boat Festival is hosted here. Check to see whether you're in town for this unique event.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful side on the back of the Island. 18/09/2018
    • the Beach 15/09/2018
    • Stanley, Hong Kong
    Address:
    South District, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2623 6536
    Other:
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    Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
    Parks
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Located in Sai Kung Country Park, Ho Ha Wan Marine Park is certainly off the beaten path, and is one of the only beaches in Hong Kong where you can see coral! Here you can hike, snorkel, and kayak. You can also camp in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of peace and quiet to keep you company.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be careful not to step on the coral while snorkeling or swimming.
    • Budget ample travel time to get there and back — it's a long journey!
    • Get to Hoi Ha Wan by taking Green Minibus #7 from SaiKung town center bus terminus.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #313 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Amazing place for teaching kids about our lovely marine lives in HK 27/08/2018
    • Hidden gem, Hoi Ha Wan 05/07/2018
    • Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
    Address:
    Hoi Ha Wan
    Hong Kong
    China
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