Repulse Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China4,058 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily accessible nice relaxing beach
    Even though it seems far from the city center, this beach is easily accessible as there’s lots of buses going to it. We decided to take the mtr to Ocean Park and walk by the coastal road pass Deep Water Bay before we reach Repulse Bay. It’s a very easy beautiful walk that takes around an hour or so. Repulse Bay is located quite urban and yet has that secluded beach feel. It has a maintained beach toilet for cleaning up after your swim in the beach. There’s restaurants by the beach and an arcade where you can buy water or sundries to eat by the beach. It’s family friendly too.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 1, 2024
  • ArpitaS
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to unwind
    Great beach to unwind. The sunset during autumn months is spectacular. The nearby Tin Has temple is also beautiful. There are great food options near the beach and the sanitation facilities are also good.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2024
  • Splitdyboat
    Hong Kong, China8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too Crowded with thousands of people... How about trying something new and nature?
    Repulse Bay is a public beach with restaurant, shop, toilet facilities nearby, kind of convenient, but always crowded with people, especially recently there are tour operator taking hundred of people to "visit" this beach. If you're looking for enjoying a different holiday, nature, quite island, I would recommend going to a little island just 8 minutes boat-distance away from repulse bay by taking a speedboat. You can go snorkelling, enjoy a even more crystal clear water there.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 11, 2024
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mosto
Hong Kong, China4,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Even though it seems far from the city center, this beach is easily accessible as there’s lots of buses going to it. We decided to take the mtr to Ocean Park and walk by the coastal road pass Deep Water Bay before we reach Repulse Bay. It’s a very easy beautiful walk that takes around an hour or so. Repulse Bay is located quite urban and yet has that secluded beach feel. It has a maintained beach toilet for cleaning up after your swim in the beach. There’s restaurants by the beach and an arcade where you can buy water or sundries to eat by the beach. It’s family friendly too.
Written April 1, 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The Beach at Repulse Bay is probably one of the best we have in Hong Kong in terms of beach size, sand quality, access to public transportation and area restaurants and shopping. This is a nearly 300 metre long stretch of seaside nuzzled up against the southern shores of Hong Kong Island. It is one of a series of beaches including Deep Water Bay Beach (to the northwest), Middle Bay Beach and South Bay Beach (to the southeast) and by far the most interesting.

You can visit Repulse Bay beach by public bus or taxi or by foot walking the Seaview Promenade from Deep Water Bay. You'll find promenade and pier areas on both ends of the beach with park benches. Alongside the beach there is a shopping arcade called the pulse, where there are a handful of alfresco restaurants, coffee shop, ice-cream as well as s sports gear and other retailers.

The beach itself is pretty good. In addition to the nice sand quality, there are several rows of trees towards the back of the beach providing a bit of shade on sunny days. You'll find expected range of facilities including public toilets, changing stations and life guard stations, BBQ pits (unavailable during the pandemic). Swimming is good at Repulse Bay Beach with normal sea conditions and views are nice with favourable visibility.

Do note that Repulse Bay Beach can be very crowded during warmer weather weekends and public holidays during non-pandemic times. As such, you may find it more favourable to opt for a second beach like nearby Deep Water Bay Beach if there are too many people here. Otherwise, this is a very good beach to spend time with friends or family on Hong Kong Island.
Written January 25, 2022
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Repulse Bay is definitely one of the most well-known attractions in Hong Kong. The white, pleasant beach is already too famous for any further illustration. Locals and tourists alike flock to the area every weekend. Even for non-swimmers, the waterfront view is amazing.
Written October 9, 2022
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ArpitaS
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great beach to unwind. The sunset during autumn months is spectacular. The nearby Tin Has temple is also beautiful. There are great food options near the beach and the sanitation facilities are also good.
Written April 5, 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
A medium size beach with many foreigners
A good place to have a swim but not so clean
Beach is good to rest and play
Dog friendly place
Few good restaurants and pubs also a super market
A nice place to see the sunset
Also in the evening you can see the ocean park with the lights on. Beautiful scenery
Also take a look around the upmarket apartments and also many super cars
Written October 21, 2018
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eileent3821
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Repulse Bay is the most famous and popular beach in Hong Kong. There is a Guan Ying Temple there which is popular with both tourists and locals. There are restaurants scattered about, one directly on the beach itself, which is in a building with change facilities. There are some elegant restaurants and cafes on the former Repulse Bay Hotel site, which has been recreated as a shopping/restaurant complex. Taking a walk on the sandy coast was an authentic refresher after urban traffic and smog as well as gave us an eco-friendly glance onto Hong Kong...by the way Jackie Chan has a huge mansion there too.
Written May 1, 2019
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doc2th
Ottawa, Ontario75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Repulse Bay is the most famous and popular beach in Hong Kong. It's Chinese name is "Shallow Water Bay", which is an apt description - the slope is gentle. The sand is coarser than years ago, since the beach has to be replenished from time to time. It is very clean, and there are life guards.

The bay is horse shoe shaped, with surrounding mountains full of luxury apartments. This area shares with the peak the distinction of being the most exclusive and expensive areas in Hong Kong.

There are restaurants scattered about, one directly on the beach itself, which is in a building with change facilities. There are some elegant restaurants and cafes on the former Repulse Bay Hotel site, which has been recreated as a shopping/restaurant complex.

On the east side of the beach is an area full of fanciful Chinese mythology and religious statues, gates, bridges and other structures, including a huge statue of Gwun Yum, the goddess of mercy.

The whole area is very scenic, and a "must see" if you're in Hong Kong. A taxi ride is not expensive, but there are also many buses (the number 6 series) which go there. It is much more scenic to take the 6, 6A or 6B and not the express through the Aberdeen tunnel. Sit up at the very front of a double decker if you can - it's almost like a thrill ride, with the bus swaying just a few feet from the cliff and the drop hundreds of feet below. Do this on the right side of the bus going there, or the left side coming back.

After Repulse Bay, you can also continue on to Stanley and its famous market by resuming your bus journey - also a very scenic ride, especially on the way back.
Written October 19, 2009
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moescotland
Glasgow, UK204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Small peaceful beach, a short bus trip from Stanley Market. Definetly worth checking out, just to chill on the sand, sea and sun or to get away from all the hustle bustle of HK.

Clean area with lifeguards. Also a small cafe, which does a range of hot snacks and drinks.

There are 2 routes for this trip from Central, one is the "express service" through the Aberdeen Tunnel, the other is the more scenic route, which goes along winding mountain roads.

The express journey is the more comfortable, but the slightly longer route is the best option for tourists.

Why not chill on the beach for a while, then head to nearby Stanley Market to get some bargains!
Written November 29, 2007
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krasibaya
Mexico City, Mexico21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
I usually travel alone, I love it. And last year I decided to go to Hong Kong by myself. I speak a little bit of Mandarin, which is useless there, because they speak Cantonese, but the characters are the same, so visually I wasn’t totally lost.
I stayed there for a week, and for my last day I decided to visit the beach. A friend told me that Hong Kong beaches are great, though they are not very famous among foreigners.
Anyway, I found out all the transportation details to get to what seemed to be the most popular: Repulse beach.
It was quite easy to get there, by bus, and once there it was paradise.
I went in September, it was quite hot, I did enjoy it a lot. I’ve got a bikini there, because there’s a small but good mall very close to the beach, wichi is clean and beautiful. It has free WiFi and may good restaurants and a supermarket.
In the mall there’s a gym, so a lot of good looking people hit the beach after the gym, it’s always nice to see beautiful people.
It was not my first time alone in the beach, I have experience in that. Usually I locate a family with kids in the beach, who seem friendly, and nicely ask them to look after my stuff while I swim in the sea. It always works.
In Repulse beach there were no families that day (it was a Monday) but I located a nice couple, and gently ask them to look after my stuff. They agreed and I had a wonderful time.
Later a gourgeous guy came to me and ask me nicely to pour some tan lotion on his back. It was nice.
I made a new friend, enjoy the sun, the sea, the facilities.
It’s not allowed to smoke in the beach.
If you happen to go to Hong Kong please go to the beach. Repulse beach is a very good option.
Written May 7, 2018
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nickelowe
Kauniainen, Finland40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
20 min drive by taxi from Kowloon, Hong Kong, Repulse-beach is a small haven after spending a few days in the hectic city of HK.

I spent half a day with my teenager son on the golden sand admiring a picteresque arcipelago-scenery. It was a Monday and the 300-meter-beach-front was practically empty. I went jogging bear feet and enjoyed the long sandy coast under my feet. My son liked it too. The food in the Thai restaurant was delicious. There is a nice selection of other restaurants too. This beach is really worth visiting.
Written February 20, 2023
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