There are well over 50 beautiful beaches surrounding the island of Hong Kong for you to enjoy in your summer trip. Whether you are looking for big waves for surfing, a secluded camping spot or family friendly weekend escapes, if you like to get your feet in the sand, these are the finest beaches in Hong Kong to do just that.
1. Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay)
Soft sandy coves, plenty of space and some of the cleanest water for miles around, Tai Long Wan is surely the best beach in Hong Kong. Add the great surf breaks and nature trails dotted around and that should convince you to brave the inconvenient journey out onto Sai Kung peninsula on the eastern edge of the New Territories. In fact, there are four beaches separated by short trails over headlands: Tai Wan is the most popular as there are simple facilities for surfboard rental and a restaurant, but it also includes Sai Wan, Ham Tin Wan and Tung Wan. It takes a couple of hours hike to reach Tai Long Wan, although you can also hire a private speedboat from Sai Kung town to shuttle you straight there if hiking is not in your DNA. You can camp here and equipment is available.
2. Shek O Beach (Big Wave Bay)
3. Kwum Yan Beach (Cheung Chau Windsurf Beach)
Consisting of two beaches, Tung Wan Beach and Kwum Yan Beach, separated by a small headland, this is where locals and expats come to enjoy water sports. Famous as the place where Hong Kong’s first ever gold medal winner first trained (Lee Lai-Shan won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta), Kwun Yam Beach is home to Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre which offers windsurfing, surfing and kayaking equipment for hire. From Tung Wan Beach you can see Aberdeen and Lamma Island in the distance which look particularly attractive around sunset time. To reach Cheung Chau Island from downtown Hong Kong take the ferry from Central Pier 5 (40-60 minutes depending on the type of ferry).
4. Cheung Sha Beach
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