The Beautiful Beaches of Hong Kong – An Unforgettable Vacation Experience!
In Hong Kong the sea is always close and can usually be reached by simply hopping on a bus.
Some of the best beaches are considered to be within the New Territories. There are over 200 islands and a huge coastline that is chock full of gorgeous beaches and some of the most beautiful bay areas in the world! Although smoking and dogs are not allowed on the beaches, it’s good to know that the beach offers protection like shark nets and there are life guards. You could spend days traveling to just some of the beaches which makes it a good part of a great vacation!
Some of the More Popular Beaches in Hong Kong:
Repulse Bay is located on the south side of Hong Kong and has been recently renovated. It’s a great place for a day trip if you have young children!
Middle Bay is a very popular beach for the gay crowd. It is located about a 20 minute walk away from the more crowded part of Repulse Bay.
Big Wave Bay is small but offers good services. Near the beach, which is a good location for surfers, are some small cafes. Also, there is a nice coastal footpath to Chai Wan which takes about an hour to walk. It is a beautiful path where many vacationers walk by and they frequent Big Wave Bay for this experience alone!
Hung Shing Yeh Beach is definitely the most popular beach on Lamma Island. It is world renowned for its incredibly fine sand and crystal clear water. It is considered to be a grade 1 beach and has many amenities at your disposal including a kiosk to buy refreshments, a barbecue area and modern changing facilities. The best way to travel to this beach is to take a ferryboat (also lots of fun!) from Central Pier to Yung Shue Wan. It is also a very pleasant 20 minute walk to get to the beach once you exit the ferry.
Shek O beach is considered the place to be for the younger crowd in Hong Kong! It is located some distance from the crowded city and has numerous restaurants to dine at. The simplest way to get here is to take a short trip on a bus from the north side of the Island. There is a Thai restaurant close to the beach that many Westerners seem to enjoy!