We all love an afternoon in the sun on the beach, but then again so does the rest of Hong Kong. Between finding a spot, fighting the queues and avoiding the tourists groups that comes in bus-loads, the usual popular beaches get pretty tiring. Worry not though, we are way ahead of you and handpicked Hong Kong's best hidden beaches for your benefit, so read on!
MIDDLE BAY BEACH
Located in between South Bay and Repulse Bay, Middle Bay is not only famous for its fine sands, but also for its open minds. This small bay often attracts the local gay community – just in case you didn’t know. For that much needed alcoholic hydration afterwards, go to Bauhinia Beach Club where you can see the beautiful subset view of Repulse Bay.
How to get there: Take Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus and get off at Repulse Bay. Then take a taxi from Repulse Bay to South Bay or just walk there if you don't mind the heat.
MUI WO AND SILVER MINE BAY BEACH
Because of Silvermine Beach Resorts bringing more people to Mui Wo Beach, the bay is currently in the hipster phase where it's starting to get popular but not overrated yet. Check out the market and also a good selection of restaurants close to the pier and bus terminus – a no-frills seaside dining arcade, and sea-gazing terraced eating places specialising in noodles, seafood and duck.
How to get there: Take ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo.
PUI O BEACH
One of the longest beaches in Hong Kong – the bay runs along almost the entire shoreline of Pui O. This family-friendly beach is made up of different-coloured sands (it’s complicated, you wouldn’t wanna know why) and it’s completely natural. Make sure you drop by Mavericks for some grub and cocktails to cool down!
How to get there: Take ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo. Then take bus no. 1 to Pui O Beach.
SOUTH BAY BEACH
Only 10 mins from Repulse Bay, but it's alredy a whole new scene. This is where you wanna go if you want to stay away from the crowd. South Bay is worshipped by foreigners who live in Hong Kong who know exactly how to enjoy their lives at maximum always.
How to get there: Take Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus and get off at Repulse Bay. Then take a taxi from Repulse Bay to South Bay or by walk.
TONG FUK BEACH
For those of you who haven’t been, Tong Fuk is a place away from the city where you rent village houses and just chill for a weekend. The beach in the area is famous for its good water quality, plus convenient changing rooms, showers, and toilet. Probably because of its location, the beach is rarely packed even on weekends in summer. Pop by Gallery Bar & Restaurant (right across the street) when the sun comes down to finish up the night!
How to get there: Take coach no. 11 from Tung Chung MTR station or take coach no. 4 from Mui Wo Pier.
Written by Kelsy Li
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