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Best Beaches in Hong Kong

Posted on 03 August 2017

Hong Kong may be famous for its skyline and the hustle and bustle of the city streets, but it also has beaches a plenty. Spend the day at one of these beaches and you’ll feel worlds away. Some are only a bus ride away; others take a little more perseverance to get to. But we promise they’re all worth checking out.


Beaches on Hong Kong Island are typically more accessible and easy to get to (most you need to just hop on a bus or cab to get there). Though the ease of getting there makes them more crowded in the height of summer. 

Repulse Bay Beach

Repulse is a popular choice for weekend beach goers. Arrive early for a good space on the sand, spend your day catching some rays, and be sure to stop for lunch along the boardwalk. End the day with sunset cocktails at Limewood

Facilities: Restaurants, changing rooms, showers and public toilets

Deep Water Bay

Popular with locals and early morning swimmers, and with more than 30 barbeque pits, it’s always a popular spot.

Facilities: Café, changing rooms, showers, public toilets and barbeque pits

Stanley Main Beach

Famous for its market, Stanley is always full of activity. Great for taking visiting guests to, and a great place to pick up some souvenirs before chilling out on the sand. We have to warn you that this beach gets very busy, so it’s not one to go to if you’re looking to avoid the crowds. Stanley Main Beach is also great to cool down at after completing The Twins hike.

Facilities: Restaurants, changing rooms, showers, public toilets and barbecue pits

Shek O Back Beach

A five-minute walk from the main Shek O Beach – Shek O Back Beach is a dog-friendly paradise. Another draw is that it tends to be a little quieter, as it’s a little hidden, and crowds are normally drawn to Shek O main beach. Be sure to head to Ben’s Back Beach Bar and cool off with one of its signature (and cheap!) cocktails.

Facilities: Café, changing rooms, showers, public toilets and barbeque pits

Big Wave Bay

Just down the road from Shek O is Big Wave Bay, HK’s only officially recognised surf beach. For obvious reasons, its main clientele are surfers, due to the waves and consistent swell (did the name not give that away?). Surfer or not, it’s a clean and scenic beach, perfect for downing a couple Big Wave Bay beers on.

Facilities: Café, changing rooms, showers, public toilets and barbecue pits


Although further afield, these beaches are not to be missed. Venture through Kowloon to the New Territories and discover some of the most beautiful areas of Hong Kong…

Tai Long Wan

Made up of four beaches along the bay – Sai Wan, Ham Tin Wan, Tai Wan and Tung Wan – Tai Long Wan is located on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula (and will have you feeling worlds away from our busy city streets!). The four beaches are connected to each other by short trails, so you can easily see more than one in a day, but only Sai Wan and Ham Tin beaches have places to eat and bathroom facilities. All of the beaches are popular for camping, with equipment available to rent from a small store at Ham Tin or back in Sai Kung. 

Facilities: Small restaurant, public toilets, surf board hire

Hap Mun Bay

Also known as “Half Moon Bay” because of its crescent shape, Hap Mun Bay is just a short sampan ride away from Sai Kung. Hap Mun Bay can get very busy on weekends and is one of Hong Kong’s cleanest beaches (it consistently ranks high in the water quality ratings!), it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cooling swim on a sunny afternoon.

Facilities: Café, changing rooms, showers, campsites, barbecue pits and public toilets

Long Ke Wan

Along with the beaches of Tai Long Wan, Long Ke Wan is the closest we get to white sand and crystal waters in HK. Facilities are limited, with only dry pit toilets, so be sure to bring water, food and anything you may need with you. There is a small campsite for those who truly want to escape the city and rough it for a night in the great outdoors.

Facilities: Dry pit toilets and a small campsite

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