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Shek O

Address: South Side, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #41 of 391 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Oslo, Norway
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346 reviews 346 reviews
95 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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Hong Kong, China
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14 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You're in the city, it's hot and you want to get away. Then you think of Shek O, hail a cab, and in 20 minutes you are at the beach. It's about hk$160 from wanchai. Other option is MTR and bus, takes about 45 minutes (plenty of directions online) Shek O is one of the few beaches in HK that... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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116 reviews 116 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

The place can easily be reached by car and bus and offers plenty of places to eat from street stalls to simple restaurant - there's a good Thai at the central roundabout - but most people come for the beach. Which is nice and larger than the nearby Big Wave beach. Locals will rent you umbrellas and seats at reasonable... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Easy to get to shek o and cheap by bus. Umbrella hirers will collar you but if it isn't busy plenty of shade at the BBQ end, the water quality is ok but not of a high standard, a nice place to get away from the bustle.

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Hong Kong, China
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62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great beach, big waves, plenty of options for food from plenty of restaurants to BBQ on the beach. Connected by bus to town through bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan and different minibus options

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

nice wide beach with fine sand and big waves, approx. 30 - 40 mins from Central. Great for a day trip!

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice to have a BBQ. One of the best locations to go into the water, clear and some waves. Also in winter very warm and decent

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Was there on a weekday so not many people, and nice place to spend an afternoon. The facilities are good, have showers and changing room and also restaurants to get some food. Easy to get to using public transportation or a Mini Bus; suggest you take the red bus back as its faster and goes more often. We did do... More

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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take the 9 bus (from Shau Kei Wan subway station) et get off at the last stop, you're out of the city in a small beach resort. If it's not too sunny, the beach won't be crowed, but it's well maintained (cloackroom, showers, surveillance team and anything needed) and the view is great. Enjoy the relaxation here. Just don't eat... More

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Hong Kong, China
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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