Beaches in Hong Kong
Although the city is mostly known for its towering skyscapers, Hong Kong is also teeming with natural treasures. Escape the city's turmoil and take the day to relax on one of the many beaches. There are in fact forty beaches in Hong Kong, each different from the other, giving you plenty of choice for a fun day out in the sun.
f you think you can't go surfing in Hong Kong, then think again! There are many great surfing spots in the area, including Big Wave Bay Beach in Shek O. Rent your equipment for the day and enjoy the waves. The ideal season for surfing is between October and November.
If you're looking for a supervised beach with a family atmosphere and all the necessary comfort then you've come to the right place. Hong Kong has many sandy beaches staffed with lifeguards and equipped with shark prevention nets. Offering a number of convenient amenities, most beaches are easily reached by public transport such as Repulse Bay Beach and Shek O Beach.
Step off the beaten track to escape the urban life and discover beautiful wild beaches like on the Sai Kung peninsula.
Remember to bring your swimsuit to enjoy a day out at one of Hong Kong's gorgeous beaches.
The most beautiful beaches
Shek O Beach (Hong Kong Island)
Shek O Beach is arguably on of the prettiest beaches on Hong Kong island. Located only one hour from the city centre, this lifeguarded beach is easily accessible by public transport. Showers and lockers are available on site.
Big Wave Bay Beach (Hong Kong Island)
Surf lovers, this is a beach for you. Sits just next to Shek O beach, this beach is great for surfing with impressive waves, especially during stormy weather. Showers and lockers are available on site.
Repulse Bay Beach (Hong Kong Island)
This beautiful sandy beach is in the shape of a half-moon and surrounded by modern buildings. Located on the south of the island, this supervised beach is extermely popular with both tourists and locals.
Ham Tin Wan Beach (New Territories)
Ham Tin Beach is a stretch of virgin beach located on Sai Kung Peninsula. You can only get to this beach if you're hiking along the MacLehose Trail. A gorgeous wild beach worthy of a postcard.
Sai Wan Beach (New Territories)
Sai Wan Beach is a large, deserted beach with fine white sand that is located on the Sai Kung Peninsula.
South Bay Beach (Hong Kong Island)
South Bay is a bit less crowded than its neighbouring beaches and is only a ten-minute drive from Repulse Bay Beach. Popular with families, this beach is great for swimming and the bordering trees will keep you shaded from the sun. Showers, lockers and barbecues are available on site.
Chung Hom Kok Beach (Hong Kong Island)
Not far from Stanley village, Chung Hom Kok beach is a pretty and quiet beach, tucked away off the road. Climb down the stairs to reach this hidden beach to enjoy superb views of the bay.
Stanley Beach (Hong Kong Island)
Stanley, a former fishing village, is better known for its pretty beach that is both clean and convenient for tourists.
Turtle Cove Beach (Hong Kong Island)
Although it's not so easy to get to, Turtle Cove is a great little beach with few tourists.
Mui Wo Silvermine Bay (Lantau Island)
This superb sandy beach is quite big and doesn't attract heaps of tourist. Ideal for a relaxing day in the sea and the sun.
Pui O Beach (Lantau Island)
Pui O Beach is the finishing point of a wonderful hike that starts in Mui Wo. This stretch of beach is superb and not overcrowded.
Lower Cheung Sha Beach (Lantau Island)
Beautiful beach on Lantau Island that also offers a stunnning panorama.
Upper Cheung Sha Beach (Lantau Island)
Upper Cheung Sha Beach is a great beach to visit with a wild side yet to be explored. Located on Lantau Island, this quiet beach is easy to find.
Tong Fuk Beach (Lantau Island)
Gorgeous beach on Lantau Island.
Lo So Shing Beach (Lamma Island)
Lo So Shing Beach is a haven of peace, far from the noisy crowds. Located on Lamma Island, this beach is known for its clean water and relaxing atmosphere. Showers are available on site.
Hung Shing Yeh Beach (Lamma Island)
Discover Hung Shing Yeh beach, a beautiful stretch of fine sand. It's also the starting point of the Lamma Island Family Walk, a footpath suitable for all ages.
Tung Wan Beach (Cheung Chau Island)
Tung Wan Beach is one of the many beautiful beaches that are on Cheung Chau Island. Have a fun day out and rent all the equipment you need for your favourite water activities.
Clearwater Bay (New Territories)
Clearwater Bay is a sandy paradise for holidaymakers, located in the New Territories.