Many travellers visit Hong Kong to experience and explore its urban vibe. However, the magnificence of this splendid Asian city is not just limited to plush hotels, classy restaurants and lively nightclubs; the beaches also vie for attention. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, a honeymooner, a traveller with kids or just a jaded soul looking for a serene seaside ambience, Hong Kong has a suitable beach for you. We have listed some of the beaches worth visiting in Hong Kong.
Repulse Bay Beach
This is perhaps the most popular beach in Hong Kong; whenever the weather is good, Repulse Bay Beach becomes the hot spot among locals as well as tourists. A free playground and great public facilities are the most popular highlights of this crescent-shaped beach. Also, the adjacent public country parkland is a must visit site for hikers.
Big Wave Bay Beach
This is an official surfing beach in Hong Kong but is better known for its cleanliness and facilities like free showers, shark nets, BBQ grills and restaurants serving delicious seafood. Apart from scintillating waters, the beach is also popular for its nearby hiking trails that are often considered the best in the entire region; Dragon Back’s Hiking Trail is perhaps the most prominent one.
Shek O Village Beach
This beach is separated from Big Wave Bay Beach by two headlands and is one of the top choices among families looking for a delightful day out by the sea. With facilities like BBQ grills, tables and clean surroundings, the beach makes for an impressive spot for a picnic. When it comes to activities at Shek O Village Beach, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, paragliding, rock climbing, and hiking.
Hung Shing Yeh
Lamma Island is home to many beaches but Hung Shing Yeh tops the list. It is an unsupervised beach and not recommended for travellers with kids. But for others, there is much to enjoy here. Visitors may play beach volleyball or plan a party at the barbecue area, in addition to swimming in the clean waters.
Tai Long Wan Beach
The unspoiled Tai Long Wan Beach is among the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. Its serene setting entices tourists seeking an escape from the chaos of city life. Hiking is another way to admire the beauty of the beach. Moreover, the beach also offers perfect conditions for camping.
The list is not complete without the mention of Tung Wan. Life guards, a great selection of restaurants and shallow waters to enjoy floating and water splashing are among the highlights of the beach. Its proximity to attractions like Ma Wan Park and Noah’s Ark Amusement Park makes the beach a popular choice among families.