Hong Kong Beaches
Hong Kong is rarely associated with sun-kissed golden beaches. But in this city of surprises,
getting back to nature in the deserted wilderness is not as improbable as it may sound.

Nestled in rocky coves and sometimes stretching for over a mile along the South China Sea
are countless glorious beaches waiting to be discovered. Lifeguards patrol around 40 of the
most easily accessible between April 1st and October 31st, but there are hundreds more in
remote locations. Some are within 30 minutes of the hectic city; others require a bit more
effort to reach - even a day's outing.

Believe it or not, at certain times - when the ocean swell is enlivened by a looming typhoon -
you may even hear the jubilant alert, "Surf's up!"

However adventurous you may feel, here is an insider's guide some of the best beaches in
the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. So pack your towel, bathers and sunscreen...
and hit the beach!
Hong Kong Island
 
The beach at Repulse Bay on Hong Kong island. Life guards on duty from April through October. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, kiosks and restaurants.
 
 
The beach at Deep Water Bay on Hong Kong island. Life Guards are on duty most of the year. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, cafes and restaurants.
Repulse Bay
  Life Guard Tower
Repulse Bay
  Deep Water Bay
Hong Kong Island
 
The well-hidden beach at Chung Hom Kok on Hong Kong island. Life guards on duty from April through October. Facilities include changing rooms, showers and a kiosk.
 
St. Stephens beach near Stanley on Hong Kong island. Life guards on duty from April through October. Facilities include changing rooms, showers and kiosks. Nearby Stanley has a huge assortment of restaurants.
 
Stanley Main Beach on Hong Kong island. Main attraction here is the water sports centre and the proximity to Stanley. Life guards on duty from April through October. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, kiosks and restaurants.
Chung Hom Kok
  St. Stephen's Beach
Stanley
  Stanley Main Beach
Hong Kong Island
 
Shek O on the southside of Hong Kong island and its very popular beach. Life guards patrol the beach from April through October. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, kiosks and plenty of restaurants.
 
Big Wave Bay - one of 2 beaches in the HKSAR where you might spot a surfer... Life guards on duty from April through October. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, kiosks and restaurants.
   
Shek O
  Big Wave Bay
Shek O
   
Sai Kung
 
Facing the South China Sea, this could well be the best beach in Hong Kong. No facilities on this beach, but basic toilets and showers are available on Ham Tin Wan beach next door...
 
Ham Tin Wan - the perfect getaway. Lovely white sand and great small restaurants right on the beach. However, no life guards and only basic shower and toilet facilities...
 
The beach at Sai Wan is divided into two parts - one sandy and one with rocks. No lifeguards here, but the small restaurants also offer shower and toilet facilities. There are even small cabins and a hostel for an overnight stay.
Tai Long Wan
Sai Kung East Country Park
  Ham Tin Wan
Sai Kung East Country Park
  Sai Wan
Sai Kung East Country Park
Sai Kung
 
Pristine and mostly deserted beach just 20 minutes walk from the East Dam of the High Island Reservoir. There is an official camp site on the beach with a very basic toilet and a single tap for water supply/shower. Beach is shared by a Christian Youth Outreach Centre.
 
Pak Lap Wan is a well-sheltered bay on the north side of the High Island Reservoir. Facilities include basic showers and toilets, a small kiosk. Just off the beach is are simple holiday apartments...
 
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Long Ke
Sai Kung East Country Park
  Pak Lap
Sai Kung East Country Park
  Hoi Ha
Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
Clearwater Bay
 
The beaches at Clearwater Bay are probably the best beaches in Hong Kong directly accessible by public transport. Life guards on duty from April through October. Facilities include showers, changing rooms and kiosks. Good seafood is available at nearby Po Toi O Tsuen village.
 
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View over Clearwater Bay beach No. 1 and out towards the Ninepin Islands. The beach has all the facilities you need.
Clearwater Bay Beaches
  Clearwater Bay Beach No. 1
  Clearwater Bay Beach No. 2
Lamma Island
 
So Lo Shing beach on Lamma Island is well hidden yet it is only 15 minutes from the seafood restaurants at Sok Kwu Wan. Life guards on duty in the season and shower, toilet and changing room facilities have just been upgraded. Barbecue pits are nearby, but there are no stores or restaurants on the beach.
 
Lamma's most popular beach is lined by kiosks and restaurants. Life guards patrol the beach from April through October and facilities are very good.
 
It looks inviting, but Tung O beach is often littered by flotsam. No life guards and no facilities on the beach, except for a public toilet.
Lo So Shing
  Hung Shing Yeh
  Tung O
Lantau Island
 
In addition to recently renovated shower and changing room facilities, the life guard supervised beach at Pui O on Lantau Island also boasts the best maintained camp site in Hong Kong and - even - a rather expensive French restaurant.
 
Cheung Sha Wan on Lantau Island is the longest beach in Hong Kong. Life guards are on duty at either end of the each and the Lower beach has a number of very good restaurants.
 
Just a few minutes from the Mui Wo ferry pier, you come to Silvermine Bay Beach. A full range of facilities are complimented by any number of restaurants.
Pui O
  Cheung Sha Wan
  Mui Wo
or Silvermine Bay Beach
Lantau Island
 
Lo Kei Wan is located along Stage 9 of the Lantau Trail. An official campsite, it boasts barbecue pits, a water tap and very basic toilets...
 
Rarely visited and thus very quiet, Tai Long Wan is located near the Shek Pik Correction Centre. No facilities on beach, but there is a public toilet in the village.
 
Kau Ling Chung is located about 20 minutes off Stage 8 of the Lantau Trail. An official campsite, it boasts barbecue pits and very basic toilets...
Lo Kei Wan
  Tai Long Wan, Lantau island
  Kau Ling Chung
Cheung Chau Island
 
Tung Wan Beach on Cheung Chau island, Hong Kong. Right in the heart of Cheung Chau.
 
The place where Lee San San, Hong Kongs only Olympic Gold Medallist, started her windsurfing career. Basic facilities on the beach, but the centre of Cheung Chau is just minutes away.
 
Hidden away on the west coast, Pak Tso Wan is a nice place for a refreshing dip. However, there are no facilities at all here...
Tung Wan
  Kwun Yam Wan
  Pak Tso Wan
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