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Shek O

South Side, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #47 of 414 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Beaches
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Pick a taxi from central and go to Shek O if you have some free time. The beach is lovely and restaurants a conveniently placed right behind the beach. The sand is yellow and all around are the typical green Hong Konh hills. You can also organize a BBQ if you want! Recommended.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A very scenic drive or catch the number 9 bus to Shek O where there is soft sand clean water various eating places and lots of lifeguards, well worth the trip out of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Here lies the end of the trail for the dragon's back and you find yourself in a small village near the beach where the breeze n waves are refreshing. If you are looking for an escape from city life, shek O is definitely a place to consider as it is peaceful and relaxed n have a fantastic beach awaits you.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Travelled to Shek O for the first time. Very quiet area, nice beach and small restaurants for inexpensive meals. Used public transport to get there and back to Kowloon. Not familiar with the area, we took the Star ferry to HK. Found out there are no buses from the ferry terminal to Shek O, so took the MTR from Central... More

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We spent Halloween morning at Shek O beach Hong Kong in October 2013. The beach was deserted (apart from us and a life guard). The sand was beautifully soft and clean, and the views were fabulous. We got there quite early (about 9 am), it started to get busier at about 11. The rock pools were great for spotting crabs.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Went to Shek O and was surprised how beautiful it was . The scenery surrounding the beach is awesome . The water was warm and very clean 5 lifeguards at all times 4 in towers 1 on a boat in the water . It was so good I'm going again today . Well it is 29 degrees plus you can... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The perfect way to end a hike on the Dragon's back trail is to get the bus to Shek O for the beach and a cheap meal. Beach is nice and fairly clean, the town is full of options for a good lunch

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

we had a great visit out here over Christmas. very nice beach and a great escape from the city. good surfing (too cold for us in December though)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I've been coming to Hong Kong and China for business for 15 years. Just recently I've been planning trips with a full day/night in HK to explore. Last trip I figured out the mini busses and went to Sai Kung. This trip I went to Shek O. What a difference a 20+ minute bus ride makes. This side of the... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This small town has some tourism, but was not very crowded even on a weekend when I was there. There are a couple of small restaurants and some shops selling items like sunglasses and swimsuits, but the beach is the highlight. Stunning views everywhere: there was even a seat built on top of a large rock that was out in... More

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