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
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


Shek O
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 showers, change rooms, BBQ areas. You can also rent chairs and umbrella’s on-site.

Getting There: Take number 9 bus from Shau Kei Wan 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. Public shower and changing rooms are available and BBQ pits.

Getting There: MTR Shau Kei Wan Station, Exit A3. Take bus 9 to Big Wave Bay Beach.

Address: Big Wave Bay Rd, Shek O, 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 91 from Diamond Hill MTR Station or bus 103M from Tseung Kwan O MTR Station

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 snorkeling.

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.

Getting There: taxi or walk from Repulse Bay

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


Golden Beach
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

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