We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Qingdao Shilaoren Bathing Beach

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Haikou Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao 266000, China
Name/address in local language
6:00 pm - 9:07 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:07 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 154 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
  • 1
  • 2
Huge Beach

It's a gigantic beach with lots of room and lots of things to do in the area. Not many cheap eats and drinks in the area though. It was nice in the spring, but I heard it gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
Ambrose L
Qingdao, China

Similar Things to Do in Qingdao

Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 33: English reviews
Qingdao, China
Level Contributor
81 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

It's a gigantic beach with lots of room and lots of things to do in the area. Not many cheap eats and drinks in the area though. It was nice in the spring, but I heard it gets really busy in the summer though.

Thank Ambrose L
Qingdao, China
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely beach, maybe not the cleanest, most tropical or most beautiful but if you want sand and water, you're set. From the beach it is possible to see the old stone man, after which the beach is named. To the west, the towers of downtown Qingdao. It's possible to walk the length of the beach on an... More 

Thank KurtGladstone
Level Contributor
58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

If you don't see it you didn't miss very much. Most of the places are closed but at least the few that remain are okay. Can go but it's not a must.

Thank Markus N
Kuantan, Malaysia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Qingdao ShiLaoRen (shí lǎo rén: 石老人, Old Stone Man) is perhaps Qingdao's most impressive bathing/tourist beach. Very crowded with tourists during the summer holidays in China. We were there almost at the tail-end of summer and beginning of autumn and there are still many people at this beach. This is an ideal place to spend an afternoon or warm summer... More 

1 Thank CWLow
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Don't even think about putting your little toe in to these waters unless your in a submarine, a walk on the near by footpath is the closes you will get me to the water and you will know why once you get there

Thank Mem A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Nice, clean beach, but unfortunately too cold to swim in April. Lots of places to eat and drink along the beach front and very lively even though it was mid-April.

Thank Hydrogels
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Pretty, big and almost empty... but still some unpleasant surprises floating on the water... so be careful...

Thank Marcelo L
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Shilaoren is the longest beach in Qingdao. It is reasonably clean but you would still find lots of plastic debris in the water. During summer, it gets very crowded as it is a very popular destination for Chinese tourists. And of course, at the same time, it suffers from the algae bloom that affects the whole coast of Qingdao!

Thank Nico-Caltabiano
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are traveling in the summertime, you might not be able to see the beach because of all the tourists! During the algae season, the water turns a magical green! According to my friend, a professor at Ocean University, there are much higher than average mercury levels in the water here (although I did go swimming there 2-3 times... More 

Thank Stephanie T
Qingdao, China
Level Contributor
129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Old Stone Man is a large beach, sandy and clean. Not as intimate as other Qingdao beaches though but nice and suitable for families.

Thank pietchina

Travelers who viewed Qingdao Shilaoren Bathing Beach also viewed


Been to Qingdao Shilaoren Bathing Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Qingdao Shilaoren Bathing Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?