Top 6 Best Beaches In Hong Kong

Top 6 Best Beaches In Hong Kong

Most people may not be aware, but Hong Kong has ample stretches of beautiful golden beaches. Whether you’re a surfer, a swimmer or just a sun-seeker, life’s a beach in Hong Kong.

It was tough to choose, but here are top 6  best beaches in Hong Kong:

Cheung Sha Beach and Pui O Beach

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(Picture From: robandjoann)

When it comes to beautiful beaches, the village of Pui O can boast two contenders: Cheung Sha Beach, one of Hong Kong’s longest and Pui O Beach. Head to either one for a cooling dip, to make some new friends, or to just chill on the sand for a few hours. There are also a few eateries nearby, so you can stick around for the sunset with a contented stomach.

How to get there ?

Cheung Sha Beach:
Ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo (fast ferry services take 35-40 minutes and ordinary ferry services take 50-55 minutes). Then take bus 1 or 2 to Cheung Sha Beach (the bus journey takes about 25 minutes).
Pui O Beach:
Ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo (fast ferry services take 35-40 minutes and ordinary ferry services take 50-55 minutes). Then take bus 1 to Pui O Beach (the bus journey takes about 15 minutes).

Hung Shing Ye beach, Lamma Island

(Picture From: Wikimedia)

(Picture From: Wikimedia)

Hung Shing Yeh Beach’s clear water and powdery sand have been attracting expats and locals for a long time. It’s also a top spot to ring in yet another laid-back evening on the sand by throwing (or maybe even crashing) a party in the barbecue area, as the sunset’s rays reflect off the water.

How to get there ?

Take a ferry from Central Pier 4 to Yung Shue Wan (approximately 30 minutes). From the Yung Shue Wan Pier turn right and walk along the family trail to the beach for about 30 minutes.

Repulse Bay Beach

(Picture From: eighteen-cool)

(Picture From: eighteen-cool)

Sun-drenched Repulse Bay Beach has a relaxed, resort-like feel to it. The white sands, calm waters and surrounding trees create a picture perfect vista. The bay houses some award-winning restaurants and designer shops, making it a perfect day out. And if you feel like more unspoiled terrain, a short 1 mile walk will lead you to serene, tree-lined South Bay Beach.

How to get there ?

Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D) and alight at Repulse Bay Beach.

Big Wave Bay Beach, Shek O

(Picture From: thetravelleu)

(Picture From: thetravelleu)

(Picture From: wikimedia)

(Picture From: wikimedia)

A hit with local windsurfers, Big Wave Bay Beach is located at the scenic eastern end of Hong Kong Island, close to the Dragon’s Back hiking trail.

It’s also home to prehistoric rock carvings showing geometric designs and animals. These ancient artworks prove how important the sea was to Hong Kong’s early inhabitants.

How to get there ?

MTR Shau Kei Wan Station, Exit A3. Take bus 9 to Big Wave Bay Beach.

 

Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach and Kwun Yam Beach

(Picture From:destinosa1)

(Picture From:destinosa1)

Most of Hong Kong’s population do their best surfing on the Internet, but on the weekends a fair few of them head to the island of Cheung Chau to enjoy the beaches where Olympic windsurfing champion Lee Lai-Shan once trained.

A year-round favourite with locals is Tung Wan Beach, which has turquoise waters and charming night views of Aberdeen and Lamma Island.

Right next door to Tung Wan Beach, in Kwun Yam Beach the Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre provides windsurfing, surfing and canoeing equipment, and it’s possible to see unusual coastal rock formations and the Mini Great Wall from the waters around here.

How to go there ?

Tung Wan Beach:
Ferry from Central Pier 5 to Cheung Chau (fast ferry services take 35-40 minutes and ordinary ferry services take about 55-60 minutes). From the Cheung Chau ferry pier, walk along Tung Wan Road for approximately 10 minutes until you reach Tung Wan Beach.

Kwun Yam Beach:
Walk around another 5 minutes from Tung Wan Beach in the direction of the Warwick Hotel.

Mui Wo and Silver Mine Bay Beach

(Picture From: Wikimedia)

(Picture From: Wikimedia)

The Mui Wo Valley was first settled by farmers around the middle of the Ming dynasty (16th century). By the 19th century, there were six villages in the valley, many of whose inhabitants worked in a silver mine that operated for several decades. Remnants of the mine can still be seen.

These days, the beach is popular with urbanizes looking for a quiet swim.

Close to the pier and bus terminus you can check out the market and find a good selection of Chinese and international restaurants, a no-frills seaside dining arcade, and sea-gazing terraced eating places specialising in noodles, seafood and duck.

Mui Wo is an ideal launching pad to explore other parts of Lantau Island, including the famous Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery and the stilt houses of Tai O Village.

How to get there ?

Catch ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo. Fast ferries take around 35-40 minutes; ordinary ferries take around 50-55 minutes.

Silver Mine Bay Beach:
Walk for 15 minutes from Mui Wo Ferry Peir. Turn right at the pier and go to Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road, then walk to Ngan Kwong Wan Road. Walk along Ngan Shek Street to Tung Wan Tau Road to the beach.

Via discoverhongkong.com

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