Big Wave Bay Beach

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mosto
Hong Kong, China2,820 contributions
Good place for hikers, surfers, swimmers
Nov 2021 • Friends
I came here via a short easy scenic hike from Siu Sai Wan. The last part of our hike was the descent to Big Wave Bay. It was really scenic and beautiful to see the ocean and the bay together with surfers trying to catch a wave. The sand in the beach was very nice and the beach was not crowded on a weekday. There were less than 15 surfers and swimmers. It’s not a huge bay but it’s good enough. There are a few local cafes and sundry shops open. There’s taxis and buses to take you to the city.
Written November 25, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,565 contributions
Popular beach for surfers on the eastern side of HK Island
Oct 2021
Big Wave Bay is on the Eastern side of Hong Kong Island. The beach here is popular with surfers who take advantage of the larger waves found here compared to the majority of beaches around the city.

The sand quality is pretty good so you can expect to see swimmers and sunbathers as well, especially on weekends and during summer months. Do note that beyond the surfers, Big Wave Bay beach is noticeably less crowded than the larger Shek O beach a couple of kilometres south.

There are basic beach facilities including public toilets, changing rooms, BBQ spots and a few cafes, shops and convenient stores in the area. There is also an important ancient rock carving just past the Lifeguard Station 2 that is estimated to be around 3000 years old. It is worth having a look when visiting Big Wave Bay.

To visit Big Wave Bay Beach, you can take Bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan bus terminus just outside the MTR Station. Buses go to Shek O but some make calls at Big Wave Bay as well. Do check before boarding. You can also take the red minibus (van) between Shau Kei Wan to Shek O, which all make the detour up to Big Wave Bay.

Alternatively, you can hike into the Big Wave Bay Beach area by way of trails leaving from the Chai Wan and Siu Sai Wan area like the Leaping Dragon Trail. You can also combine a visit here with the famous Dragon's Back hike nearby in the Shek O Country Park.
Written October 27, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,994 contributions
Don't Expect Monster Waves
Jan 2021
Firstly, don't be lured here by the prospect of monster waves. They are just not that big. It is however a lovely beach with a modest swell and a nice, clean stretch of fine sand. It’s a picturesque spot, lodged between mountains and rocky outcrops.
If you only have a few days in Hong Kong, then you will be too busy seeing the main sights to venture out here. However if you have longer, then combining Big Wave Bay and the popular Dragon's Back Hiking Trail is a brilliant thing to do.
If you do the extended Dragon’s Back Trail (8km), then you will end up here at Big Wave Bay, where you can finish off by jumping in the ocean. It is a great day out and a perfect way to see a whole other side of Hong Kong that most tourists don't get to see.
Probably the nicest thing about this beach is that it is less crowded and less commercial than the popular, nearby Shek O beach. Although there are fewer facilities and places to eat, it still has lifeguards, change-rooms, umbrella and surfboard hire and a couple of small local eateries like Eric’s Kitchen on the water.
It also has one very curious feature – a number of prehistoric rock carvings. Follow the path around the headland, past the lighthouse, and down near the water to find a collection of squiggly, geometric Bronze Age carvings. They were only discovered in 1970 but have been here anywhere from around 3000 years ago.
Written March 18, 2021
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Truthful Reviews
London, UK7,363 contributions
Great beach not just for surfers
Apr 2020 • Solo
I ended up here after the long walk from the start of the Dragoon’s Back back in Tei Wan. It was a welcome point to reach after the long rocky walk along the Back of the Dragon. Lovely to dip your feet in the cool South China Sea. The sand is very fine here so would be great for building sand castles. There were some big waves here and lots of surfers. A great beach for everyone. Be careful your kids don’t get dragged out in the currents though as they are strong. Good shower facilities here too.

Number 9 bus goes back to the MTR at Shau Kei Wan and a couple of local mini buses too which are closer and will cost 10HKD
Written April 8, 2020
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,977 contributions
No Big Waves
Nov 2019
To discover Big Wave Bay is like finding another world so removed from the crazy busy Hong Kong streets, it was a delightful change of scenery. We had just finished hiking along Dragon's Back, it was so nice to arrive at the beach with white sand, but no big waves. By the beach was a kiosk/cafe selling cold drinks and simple meals and snacks, we chose to wander back up the road to a small collection of stores for a refreshing ale. The bus stop and car park for the bay is located a further five minute walk up from the beach.
Written December 13, 2019
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Jiraporn K.
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions
Hongkong Hidden Gems.
Oct 2019 • Friends
Big Wave Bay
จุดนี้เป็นจุดเล่นเซริฟ์บอร์ด เบาๆเกร๋ๆที่สายฝ.และชาวฮ่องกงมานอนอาบแดด หรือฝึกเล่นกระดานโต้คลื่นกัน บ้างก็พาลูก​หลานมาเล่นชายหาด เป็นจุดพักผ่อนสบายๆของคนที่นี่
วิธีมา:
1.นั่งบัสสาย9 หรือมินิบัสเอกชนสีแดง 12 HKD มาจาก MTR​- Shau Kei Wan, Exit A
(MTR Hau kei wan, Exit A--take a bus no. 9 or red minibus route Shek-O)
2.สายโหดที่เรามา trek&trail​ from dragon's back เดินลงเขามาเรื่อยๆ รวมๆจากจุดเริ่มเทรคถึงสุดทางน่าจะราวๆ 5 ชม.เรารวมเวลานั่งพัก ถ่ายรูปวิวทิวทัศน์​แล้วนะคะ
Written October 17, 2019
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kittyivan
Edinburgh, UK541 contributions
Ok beach
Apr 2019 • Friends
I've been to many beaches in the Caribbean and Spain and this beach really doesn't compare. It's pretty small but it's ok for Hong Kong. The good thing is it isn't frequented by locals as Hong Kong people do not like to sunbathe so it's mainly Westerners. I really wouldn't recommend using the public toilets here. They are filthy.
Written April 19, 2019
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TommySangers
Yeovil, UK823 contributions
Relax with a beer after your hike
Feb 2019 • Couples
After the hike, it was nice to sit at Eric’s Kitchen and indulge in a couple of beers. The beach itself was clean and looked after. It was nice here and a good way to see off the day.
Written February 1, 2019
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KateM54
Queensland142 contributions
Great walk into the Bay
Oct 2018 • Friends
We walked the Dragons Back to get into Big Wave Bay. So much damage from the typhoon, but the cafes and bars are back operating. Toilet block on beach closed, use the ones behind the playground ( up the hill).
Great to visit a place without the glitz and high prices. Took a mini bus back to the train, then decided to take the tram back to Central instead. Took 45 mins but worth it from a tourist point of view.
Written October 14, 2018
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Shwrilyn
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
Lovely surf trip
Sep 2018 • Friends
Took the minibus from SKW MTR Station. Believe the big public bus (bus 9) will be able to reach there, but the mini bus is definitely the most direct. About 10-12HKD , to be paid in cash upon reaching the destination.
Despite the typhoon warning, the beach was swamped with sun-tanners and surfers alike.

One star down for the crowd, it was tad hard to surf without feeling cramp and worried that u might just crash into someone else. But the waves was just too good. Wave after wave, huge long waves. Maybe not so good for first-timers to go too far out. But the bunch of us were doing this for the first time. Also, care was to be taken with kids running around. Could be a tad dangerous. But still surf-able.

Board rentals easily available and they were reasonably priced. I believe it was HKD 50 odd. No time limit. Wet suits were sold or available for rent at just HKD 20. Again no time limit. Huge sum umbrellas were up for rent too. Just need to look around and spot the rental guy at the corner of the beach.

Beach was not that big. But the waves really made up for it. Was really out, the sun was all out, there’s an outdoor cafe/mini restaurant with served nice food. The toilet wasn’t a dear though, public rinse was pretty hard to get a good clean up.

Otherwise, had a pretty good time and wouldn’t mind coming back every other month for it!
Written September 15, 2018
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