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!
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