The 13 Secret Beaches of Hong Kong
While the streets of Central and Mong Kok are over-flowing with people heading all directions within the concrete jungle, few venture out or even know of the amazing beach and nature escapes that Hong Kong offers.
Some, even present it as an alternative to popular beach destinations in Thailand and beyond. In the right spot, on the right day, at the right time, they are not far wrong. So, here are the top beaches in Hong Kong.
Hong Kongs Top Beaches
Repulse Bay is an upscale community the public beach features change rooms toilets, showers and lifeguard tower.
Getting There: take MTR Hong Kong (Exit D), look for a bus number 6, 6A, 6X, 66, 260 (express).
Address: South of Taiping Mountain, South District, Hong Kong, China
A popular spot with trekkers who hike the panoramic ridge that is Dragons Back. The beach is beautiful offering clean water and nearby facilities inc. restaurants plus it is equipped with showers, change rooms, BBQ areas. You can also rent chairs and unbrellas on-site.
Getting There: Take a bus from SauKeiWan (next to MTR station)
Address: Shek O Road, Hong Kong, China
Big Wave Bay Beach
Another beach near Dragons Back. Life-saving services are available from April to October. It is popular with surfers in the winter, boards can be rented on-site. Public shower and changing rooms are available.
Address: Big Wave Bay Rd, Hong Kong
Clear Water Bay First and Second Beach
A choice of two beaches both with showers, toilets, snack stalls, and change rooms.
Getting There: Take the Bus (No 91) from Diamond Street MRT
Address: Clear Water Bay Road, Hong Kong
Sharp Island and Hap Mun Beach
A sleepy little spot. Connected to a second island via low-tide only rock path. Hap Mun Beach is small, good for swimming and snorkelling.
Getting There: MTR to Diamond Hill Station, 92 bus from Diamond Hill to Sai Kung. Sai Kung to Sharp Island by Ferry.
Address: Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Lower Cheung Sha Beach
Nice relaxing beach with soft sand and great views.
Getting There: About 15 minutes by #11 bus from Tung Chung MTR stop
Address: S Lantau Rd, Lower Cheung Sha village, Hong Kong
South Bay (Hongkong Island)
A nearby alternative to Repulse Bay offering calm water and few people.
Address: South Bay Road, Southern District, Hong Kong
St. Stephen’s Beach
Near to Stanley Beach, its sheltered with a cafe and changing facilities.
Address: West Stanley Bay, Hong Kong
Turtle Cove Beach
Small beach with cafe, shower, change rooms, and BBQ facilities.
Getting There: Take bus No.14 from exit A of the Sai Wan Ho MTR station or mini-bus 16X from Chai Wan
Address: Tai Tam Road, Hong Kong
Long Ke Beach
Remote and few people if any depending when you go. Beautiful scenery, clear waters and white sand.
Getting There: 30 minutes taxi ride from Sai Kung, then 30-minute hike along the MacLehose Trail.
Address: Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung East Country Park, Hong Kong
Tong Fuk Beach
Near to Cheung Sha beach.
Getting There: Take NLB 23 bus from Tung Chung
Address: S Lantau Rd, Lantau, Hong Kong
An artificial beach nearby the Gold Coast Hotel. Great for morning walks and nice sunsets.
Address: 43 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tung Ping Chau
There are two restaurants on the island (open on weekends), a beach and beautiful hiking opportunities. A popular place for scuba diving/snorkelling.
Getting There: 90 minutes ferry ride from Ma Liu Shui Public Pier