There are approximately 50 beaches scattered over the Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories that are safe to swim from… 
so with a long summer season, what better excuse to get off the beaten track and see another side of this amazing city? 


Made up of four beaches along the bay – Sai Wan, Ham Tin Wan, Tai Wan and Tung Wan – Tai Long Wan is located on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula (and will have you feeling worlds away from our busy city streets!). The four beaches are connected to each other by short trails, so you can easily see more than one in a day, but only Sai Wan and Ham Tin beaches have places to eat and bathroom facilities. This being said, all of the beaches are popular for camping, with equipment available to rent from a small store at Ham Tin or back in Sai Kung. Although not officially recognised as a surf spot (and with no lifeguards), the beaches here are also popular with surf fans, with board rentals and lessons also available from the store at Ham Tin.


Sitting in the southeast corner of the New Territories, Clearwater Bay comprises of two beaches. Aptly named Clearwater Bay First Beach and Clearwater Bay Second Beach, the two are separated by a short stretch of rocky coast, and both are popular and have facilities, such as public toilets, showers and changing rooms. First beach is a little more secluded and can be quieter, though only Second Beach has a small café selling refreshments.
A popular beach to cool off at after hiking Dragon’s back, Shek O is ever popular with locals and tourists alike. Go prepared and enjoy a seaside barbecue at one of the many pits available. It’s best to arrive as early as possible, as the barbecues are available only on a first-come-first-serve basis, and they fill up quickly!