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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    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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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    Shek O Beach is one of the best beach options for fine scenery and good sand quality on HK Island. It is located on the east coast and accessible by way of bus route 9 from just outside the Shau Kei Wan MTR Station. This is a very popular place for locals and can see extraordinary crowds during the warmer months on weekends and public holidays.

    The beach is around 230 metres in length, sand quality is fine and very nice to walk on. There are 3 or 4 lifeguard stations, typical range of services including public toilet, changing rooms as well as equipment rental shops. You will also find a handful of Thai restaurants just behind the beach.

    Note: there is no shark net to or swimming platforms at Shek O and the beach is flanked rocky shores with large boulders and crashing waves on both sides so do be mindful to swim within reasonable distance to the beach.

    Note: The Shek O village is rather interesting to explore. There is a historic Tin Hau Temple and a second more isolated beach called Rocky Bay Beach a short 6-7 minute walk from the main beach if this main Shek O Beach is too crowded. Further, if you walk to the end of Headland Road, you'll see the locally famous Blue Bridge (also called Lover's Bridge). Crossing the bridge to Tai Tau Chau, you can walk trails around some impressive boulders and viewpoints of the sea.

    Note: For those that want to explore even further out, you can consider combining a visit to Shek O Beach with Big Wave Beach a couple km north, this is a famous cousin beach that is popular with surfers. Next, there is Cape D'Aquilar to the south, which has incredible craggy shoreline, wave crash spots and the peculiar Crab Cave. Hikers want to to consider combining Shek O with the Dragon's Back trail, just to the west of the beach. This is one of the most popular day hikes in Hong Kong and a place where you will see outstanding elevated views of Shek O beach as well.
    Written January 2, 2022
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  • Angelee11
    Manila, Philippines4 contributions
    The hotel is accessible by bus from the airport. The room is clean, bed and pillows are comfortable. Nice bathroom. We also loved the beach area. A relaxing stay indeed for our family.
    Written November 27, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    One of the four beaches that you can visit as part of the Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail in the Sai Kung East Country Park is the Tung Wan Beach, which is the fourth if starting from your hike from the trailhead at the Sai Wan Pavilion.

    Starting with (1) Sai Wan Beach, (2) Ham Tin Beach and (3) Tai Wan Beach, you finally reach (4) Tung Wan Beach. The trail between the first three beaches is well trafficked, wide and easy to follow. However, past Tai Wan Beach, it eventually becomes more natural, unmarked and slightly overtaken by vegetation. Yet, it is still easy to follow, you can't get lost, eventually making your way to a small cliffside that you have to descend before crossing over a cluster of boulders and finally reaching the beach.

    Tung Wan is much smaller than its three sister beaches but is a neat place to find. There is a good chance you'll have the beach all to yourself. If not, there won't likely be more than a few others there, even on busy weekends when small crowds descend upon the larger and more convenient to visit beaches you will have already passed.

    The beach is photogenic with nice sand and blue waters. It is backed by hilly environs and flanked by rocky shores. There is a small freshwater pool that breaks the sand in half. Once here, you are about as isolated from the mass crowds of Hong Kong as you can find.

    Note: there are no public facilities at Tung Wan Beach. Do make sure to stock up on drinks or snacks at the shops at San Wan or Ham Tin Beaches prior to continuing onward to this location.
    Written November 10, 2021
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China2,832 contributions
    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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  • MalcH
    Loughborough, UK2,727 contributions
    20 minutes drive from the bridge this lovely little beach offers a great opportunity just to chill and relax. Very quiet and we were literally the only ones on it. Quite shallow and with shark nets it’s safe for a swim. Couple of small restaurants too although weren’t open when we got there.
    Written May 9, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    There are two sister beaches in Clear Water just south of Tai Au Mun village. Beach 2 is the famous beach with fine sand, three lifeguard stations and good facilities with toilets, changing rooms and refreshment kiosk. There is a shark prevention net spanning a few hundred metres, providing loads of swimming area for beachgoers.

    Beach 1 is a small, surplus beach just a couple hundred metres northeast of Beach 2. It is much smaller and has quite a lot of big pebbles in places. Otherwise, it is noticeably quieter and with basic facilities as well.

    Most convenient transportation to Clearwater Bay Beach 2 is by way of KMB bus route 91 from Diamond Hill Bus Terminus & MTR Station, Minibus 103 to/from Tseung Kwan O Bus Terminus & MTR Station or Minibus 16 to/from Po Lam.
    Written October 16, 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,781 contributions
    Hap Mun Bay (Half Moon Bay) Beach is one of the two notable beaches on Sharp Island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park of Sai Kung. It is located on the south end of the island and is accessible by way of frequent sampan and kaito service from Sai Kung or by way of a hiking trail from the north of the island.

    The bay is shaped a bit like a half moon, which you can make out clearly from the higher elevation points along theSharp Island trail. The beach itself is usually very clean, has fine sand and water quality about as good as you will find around Hong Kong. Hence, this is a very popular beach for Hongkongers particularly in weekends and public holidays. The beach area is rather small, which results in very crowded conditions here during warmer months of the year.

    There are changing rooms, showers, public toilets, in season rafts (April to October), lifeguards, BBQ pits, refreshment kiosk that are open during normal times. Unfortunately, our beaches are closed down during the pandemic including Hap Mun Beach. However, they should open up someone later this year.

    Note: Sampan and kaito service to Hap Mun Beach (HK$40 return ticket) takes around 15-20 minutes each way. You can also take similar boat service to the main Sharp Island pier on the north end of the island (HK$30 return ticket) and then hike the 1.5 km trail to Hap Mun Beach.
    Written February 16, 2021
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  • FeedMe79
    London, UK769 contributions
    We made plans to go to the Golden Beach because a friend said she witnessed a beautiful sunset on the beach previously. In all our eagerness we only checked that it wasn't forecasted to rain but didn't think twice about the temperature which turned out to be 34 degrees! We arrived a little before 5pm and the sun didn't start setting till 7.07pm so we spent over 2 hours roasting! The spot we choose faced the airport and it was nice seeing planes taking off and although there was a huge overcast at 7pm and we didn't actually get to see a spectacular sunset we all had an enjoyable day at the beach.
    Written July 30, 2017
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  • christieyuen
    2 contributions
    Nice, quiet and clean beach, small but full of sea creatures like crabs, small fish and sea cucumbers. Sand is soft and water is clear. A lovely place to visit with kids. No shop there.
    Written December 12, 2019
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  • bloembloembloem
    Shanghai, China116 contributions
    We passed the beach on our way to the cemetry in Stanley and decided to have a closer look. We ended up on this beach for the rest of the afternoon and had a great time. The changingrooms, toilets and showers were very clean. There are even lifeguards on duty and next doors you can rent cayaks and maybe even sailing boats. There is a small place for refreshments. We had a great & relaxed afternoon.
    Written July 7, 2014
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    One of Lantau’s lovely, long beaches but less well known than the popular Pui O or Upper & Lower Cheung Sha Beaches. We had 2 main reasons for coming here - we wanted to try out a different beach & we had heard good things about The Gallery Restaurant and Bar in Tong Fuk village so we combined the two.
    The beach was just as nice as the other beaches. The water was clean and calm, with gently lapping waves and the sand was soft but it had the added advantage that it was quite uncrowded. It still has all the main facilities that you need. There’s a life guard tower, open-air showers, large change rooms and toilet block but there are no shops unless you go back up to the village on the main road and the village is fairly small and basic.
    Overall, Tong Fuk is a good beach for chilling away from the main crowds but if you prefer to have beachside shops and restaurants, then Cheung Sha is a better option.
    One word of wanting - make sure to use the change rooms on the beachfront and not the ones on the path leading down to the beach. We made the mistake of going into the ones on the path and it was infested with mosquito-like insects. It was awful. Avoid it. The beachfront change-rooms were clean and perfectly good to use.
    GETTING THERE - From Mui Wo Ferry Pier, you can take a taxi or catch any one of bus # 1, 2, or 4. From Tung Chung MTR, take taxi or bus #11. Keep an eye out for Tong Fuk village and you get off at a bus bay on your left next to a car park.
    Written July 30, 2021
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  • Douglas H
    Hong Kong, China136 contributions
    It might not be the easiest beach to get to, but it's only about 5 mins taxi from repulse bay, and besides, Hong Kong is quite small, so nowhere is ever quite far.

    Silky sand, blue water, this is like a private beach on average weekday. It's got changing/shower facilities, and even an alfresco cafe. Price on a high side, but quality of food is not bad.

    Good place to have a getaway and quick escape from the city.
    Written January 10, 2018
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,955 contributions
    ...as much as you can whilst relaxing here and you will be treated to views of the sea, part of Lamma’s green coast and further out into the bay if you peer straight ahead. The water is relatively clean and the facilities for changing and showering are excellent. There are also lots places to eat and drink right near the beach at the back and further along the path towards town. Oh, and what’s to the right you ask? A massive power station. But even with that eyesore to end them all, it’s still a lovely, popular beach.
    Written March 12, 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    This was my favourite part of our day on Peng Chau Island. It is an easy and very scenic walking trail that stretches along the coastline on the north part of the island.
    Highlights are the sweeping coastal views, a dramatic rock formation known as Old Fisherman’s Rock and several small but lovely beaches with clear water and clean sand. For much of the walk, you look across the water at Disneyland and the Tsing Ma Bridge.
    The path is a combination of paving and boardwalk. There are gentle rises but, for the most part, it is a level stroll. Even small children with little legs will manage it easily. It ends at Old Fisherman’s Rock. Make sure you continue to this point because there is a great lookout point and pavilion sitting here with views over to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. From here, you can either return the same way or continue on to join the much longer Family Trail which loops around the whole island in a 7km track.
    Take water, sunscreen and hats with you as there is no opportunity to buy anything along the path.
    Getting There – As you get off the ferry, turn left and follow the harbour around to Tai Lei island. There is a clear sign marking the start of the trail near the island and the Seven Sisters temple. Even if you intend to continue on and do the Family Trail, I’d recommend starting at the Peng Yu Path from this point. We did the walk in reverse starting from Finger Hill via Tung Wan beach and the signs were not as clear in this direction, making it tricker to find our way.
    Written April 2, 2021
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