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“Quiet, beautiful (supposedly gay?) alternative to Repulse Bay.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South Bay

South Bay
South Bay Road, Southern District, Hong Kong, China
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“Quiet, beautiful (supposedly gay?) alternative to Repulse Bay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

South Bay is a beautiful and quiet alternative to Repulse Bay. It has the same view but without the chaotic hustle and bustle. It is not the most convenient to get to (15~20 minute walk after getting off the bus at Repulse Bay. It is off a dead-street so taxis only come by when someone call for one) but that is the reason why it is quiet. The family/rowdy children/camera-flashing-tourists all stop two or three beaches away.

It is supposedly the main gay beach within the city. Though we went on a weekday and it was almost totally deserted, so not in a position to comment on the "gay scenery". (There were some folks naked-sunbathing around the concrete path just north of the beach, but not the beach itself).

Apparently there used to be a bar or some sort a few years back catering to the gay party scene there (you can still see the sign) but by now there were no store or anything, at least not during the week, so bring your only refreshment!

Visited May 2014
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“A really good alternative to Repulse Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While Repulse Bay is flocked with tourists, South Bay offers an excellent alternative to the crowded tourist scene.

Plenty of metered parking if you arrive before 10am on Saturday and Sunday. Also plenty of illegal parking spaces (not that I encourage anyone to do so). There used to be a restaurant but it's recently closed. Bring your own food should you decide to stay more than a few hours.

This is a place to chill out and to relax rather than sight seeing.

The beach is not as touristy as Repulse Bay and more down to earth. It's a solid 20+ minutes hike from the main road or the nearest bus/mini-bus station. Life guards go bye bye after 6pm on weekends.

Visited June 2014
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