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Top 5 Beaches in Hong Kong – As chosen by our readers.

By on July 21, 2013

Couple of months back we asked our readers and Facebook fans about their favourite beach in Hong Kong. Since it’s a good time for going to the beach again, we thought we will share the results with everyone. Here is a list of top 5 beaches in Hong Kong, as per our readers.  It is possible your beach didn’t make the cut, but you can always let us know your favourite in the comments section below.


5. Turtle Cove Beach. 

Turtle Cove Beach

Where: Tai Tam Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong.

Facilities: BBQ pits, Shower / Toilets, Changing Room. No food/drinks kiosks.

Pro’s: BBQ time with family or friends. Small beach makes me feel more secluded.

Con’s: Hard to find. Around 300 steps below the road, which means 300 steps to go up to the road.

How to get there: Get To Sai Wan Ho MTR Station and take bus no 14 from Exit A. Get out at Red Hill Estate bus stop.


4. Shek O Beach

Shek-O beach …very nice on a sunny weekend!

Where: Shek O Road, Shek O.

Facilities: BBQ pits, Shower / Toilets, Changing Room, Small café’s and shacks, Obstacle Golf Course.

Pro’s: Good for rock climbing and sometimes surfing as well. Good for relaxing on the sand.

Con’s: Semi-long bus ride from MTR (35-45 mins) kills the mood a little. Can get crowded.

How to get there: Get to Shau Kei Wan MTR station. Take exit A3 and get to Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus. Take bus 9 and get off at the last stop.


3. Half Moon Bay (Hap Mun Bay)

Half Moon Bay

Where: Sharp Island (Kiu Tsui Chau), Sai Kung.

Facilities: BBQ pits, Shower / Toilets, Changing Room, Small snacks and drinks kiosk.

Pro’s: Picturesque trip to the beach. Good water quality. Sai Kung.

Con’s: Boat owners tend to haggle over price and do not understand English very well.

How to get there: Get to Sai Kung and take a boat (sampan) to Half Moon Bay.


2.  Tai Long Wan Beach (Big Wave Bay) – Sai Kung.

Tai Long Wan

Where: Sai Kung. (Not to be confused with Shek O one).

Facilities: Not many, expect for few good restaurants 2-3 minutes walk away.

Pro’s: White sand. Clear waters. Very secluded. Good for treks and camping. Surfers delight.

Con’s: Hard to get to (90 min trek). No Facilities. Big waves. Sharks spotted (though they have shark nets).

How to get there: Get to Sai Kung and take a boat to Tai Long Wai.

Get to Sai Kung, take bus 94 from Sai Kung Bus Terminus. Get off at Pak Tam Au and hike till Tai Wan Beach (90 mins).  Or get off at Wong Shek Ferry Pier and either hire a speed boat to Ham Tin Beach (next to Tai Long Wan Beach), or from the pier take a ferry to Chek Keng Village and trek for about an hour to Ham Tin Beach.


1. Repulse Bay Beach

Repulse Bay Beach - HKyantoYan

Where: Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island

Facilities:  Shower / Toilets, Changing Room, Restaurants nearby, Beach Volleyball court.

Pro’s: Easily accessible. Great food around. Good sunset views. Good places to visit nearby (temples & malls).

Con’s: Can get very crowded. Does not count as ‘getting away’!

How to get there: Take bus 260, 6, 6A or 6X from Central Exchange Square or bus 973, 973X from Tsim Sha Tsui East Bus Station. Take a cab.


Let us know which one is your absolute favourite beach in Hong Kong in the comments section below. 

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2 Comments

  1. Anand Sethi

    August 2, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Your list is correct but you forgot to add: Butterfly Crescent on Lantau Island. One of the best beaches in Hong Kong. Best place to camp and relax is Palm Beach which is adjacent to the Butterly Crescent. The beach is secluded and it’s quite big in size and the best waves in Hong Kong not too high and not too low, just perfect for enjoying. I think this is a hidden jewel in Hong Kong and one of the cleanest beaches. I wish you do better research next time and put beaches which are truly deserving in terms of being natural and clean….

  2. Sudhir Salian

    July 24, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Tai Long Wan Beach

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