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A beach away from it all

Catch the MTR to Shau Kei Wan and exit via the subway, you will see an above ground bus station and you need to catch Bus 9 and stay on it until it stops at the end. The journey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When I think of Hong Kong, there's only one thing that comes into my mind. Shopping. (and long walks..while shopping hehe). But seriously. I never thought there's a great beach near the city. When i found out i instantly asked my brother to go there. And so we went. I was surprised with the number of people! Theres so many!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Such a surprise to see that the south side of Central Island in Hong Kong has so many hidden, nice beaches - and Shek-O tops the list! Can be crowded on weekends but very few people otherwise! The view as you lie on the beach is stunning, as the beach is in a cove, surrounded on both sides by rocky... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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250 attraction reviews
607 helpful votes 607 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a small but popular village on a narrow peninsula on a far corner of Hong Kong Island. The only access is by car or bus 9. There is a small but dated minigolf course here and a good beach with cafes and bars lining it. The whole town had an old feel to it. There is also an... More 

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Lancashire
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Catch the MTR to Shau Kei Wan and exit via the subway, you will see an above ground bus station and you need to catch Bus 9 and stay on it until it stops at the end. The journey is windy through the National Park and has fantastic views of the park and the sea. Shek O village itself is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Shek O is a pristine lovely beach, half an hour or so (by bus) from bustling Hong Kong. You can explore the village and the nearby green hills if you feel like spending a day out. If you're spending a few days in HK, consider a visit to this (almost) secluded place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have lived in HK for one year, this is my favourite beach, have visited it and dip in the sea from March to October. Not very big (if you want long beaches go to Sai Kung), but the atmosphere is very good to forget the busy life in Central or TSK, lots of young people, sand is very clean... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

石澳is my first bbq when i small Lt is far away from city 附近also provides bbq food drink It is easy to buy It also have nice beach for swimming, It is good for relex

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beach is beautiful with clean sand, but really small. You can walk from one end to the other end in 5 minutes. Nice view. We went in Dec, too cold to dip in. There's toilet facilities. Nothing else. Take bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan Subway all the way till terminal station.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This beach, although close to many things on HK Island, is not the best beach to head to in HK. Do NOT attend on a SUNDAY if you want to avoid massive crowds and lack of reliable public transportation. If you are strapped for time or are near the southside, this is a great retreat. Check out Cheung Chau Island... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A really nice getaway from the busy city of Hong Kong. Shek O has a beautiful beach, clear water, fresh air and was not too crowded when we visited. There are also some hiking walkways with nice landscape and viewpoints of the sea. Highly worth visiting if you're visiting Hong Kong and want a relaxed day at the beach. The... More 

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