Asia's Top 100+ Beaches

  • Hilton Beach // Israel

    Hilton Beach
    © Deror avi

    As you might have guessed Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach gets its name from the Hilton Hotel which overlooks the beach. But this isn't a private hotel beach. Far from it this is one of the most bustling, diverse beaches in Tel Aviv.

    Popular with both locals and tourists alike this central beach is a series of well-manicured sandy crescents separated by… read more »

  • Dolphin Reef Beach // Israel

    Dolphin Reef Beach
    israeltourism

    Located on the northern shores of the Red Sea, in Eilat, is the Dolphin Reef. One of the biggest tourist attractions on the coast it lives up to its name consisting of a large semi-enclosed area of beach and reef which is home to a number of bottlenose dolphins.

    The first thing to stress is that the dolphins are not captive,… read more »

  • Malcapuya Beach // Philippines

    Malcapuya Beach
    geLowfish

    Located on Malcapuya Island near Coron, Malcapuya Beach is everything you imagine a tropical island beach would be. One of the regular destinations on the Island Hopping Tour, Malcapuya is just to the north of the better-known Banana Island. This secluded spot has endless stretches of white sand which wraps around the entire island and the water is as clear… read more »

  • Big Wave Bay Beach // Hong Kong

    Big Wave Bay Beach
    kallerna

    Located on the eastern end of Hong Kong island, Big Wave Bay Beach is a favorite for surfers and beach goers alike. It's not just big waves and this is a great location to learn how to surf and surfing lessons are available. You will find a number of places to rent all the equipment you need.

    If you want to… read more »

  • Lo So Shing Beach // Hong Kong

    Lo So Shing Beach
    Prosperity Horizons

    As you walk down the tree-lined stairs on the west coast of Lamma Island, you will see glimpses of sandy beaches that melt into the water. The secluded beach of Lo So Shing is one such quiet paradise surrounded by green hills.

    Although this beach is quiet and peaceful, you will find places along the path where you can buy… read more »

  • Pui O Beach // Hong Kong

    Pui O Beach
    Mark Lehmkuhler

    Pui O Beach on the southern coast of Lantau Island is a beautiful, long stretch of golden sand. Backed by fertile plains and a river the terrain rises up to either side with mountains providing a stunning backdrop. What makes this picturesque beach particularly interesting though are the roaming water buffalo, a legacy of the areas farming history. The sand… read more »

  • South Bay Beach // Hong Kong

    South Bay Beach
    DAVID ILIFF

    South Bay Beach is located on Hong Kong's Repulse Bay. It is crowded on the weekends but deserted during the week. You can descend the stairs from South Bay Road to arrive here and you will find changing rooms, showers, barbeque pits, raft rentals, and a small snack stand. It is more difficult to access than other beaches so you… read more »

  • Shek O Beach // Hong Kong

    Shek O Beach
    LASZLO ILYES

    Located on the southeast coast of Hong Kong Island, Shek O Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in Hong Kong. This beach, with its near-white sand, is nestled in a cove backed by green rocky hills which provide great views out over the islands and clear blue ocean beyond. Given its appeal and proximity to the city Shek… read more »

  • Deep Water Bay Beach // Hong Kong

    Deep Water Bay Beach
    Wpcpey

    Set in a bay at the foot of Violet Hill, Deep Water Bay beach is one of the closest swimming beaches to the city. Not only this but the backdrop of verdant green hillsides feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of down town.

    You will find that it is popular among locals with many prominent Chinese businessmen living here… read more »

  • Repulse Bay Beach // Hong Kong

    Repulse Bay Beach
    © swisshippo

    Located on the south side of Hong Kong island Repulse Bay Beach is another popular spot for weekend beachgoers. It can get very crowded because it is easy for anyone in Hong Kong city to get here but If you arrive early enough, you can enjoy the expanse of golden sands reaching out to the blue waters in relative peace.… read more »

  • Ham Tin Wan // Hong Kong

    Ham Tin Wan
    Colin Tsoi

    Ham Tin Wan Beach is located on Tai Long Wan Bay within the Sai Kung Country Park. Set among this mountainous and green terrain the beach here is a virtually pristine stertch of powdery sand and clear blue water. Definitely not the kind of scenery most people would associate with Hong Kong.

    The wide golden beach here is well enough… read more »

  • Golden Beach // Hong Kong

    Golden Beach
    TimOve

    If you want your own space in the sand at Golden Beach, you will need to arrive pretty early on the weekends. As one of Hong Kong's premiere and most popular beaches, it gets busy quickly. If you can visit during the week, you will find fewer people.

    Golden Beach is one of Hong Kong's longest beaches, stretching around Castle… read more »

  • Middle Bay Beach // Hong Kong

    Middle Bay Beach
    T1NH0

    Located on a small bay next to the popular Repulse Bay Beach, you will find Middle Bay Beach, the most popular (unofficial) gay/LGBT beach in Hong Kong for tourists as well as locals. This is a fairly small and cosy stretch of sand with tree covered cliffs sheltering the cove. This is a place to relax and offers more privacy… read more »

  • Bamboo Island // Thailand

    Bamboo Island
    Mark Fischer

    Bamboo Islands is a quintessential tropical island in the Phi Phi Archipelago of Thailand. Known locally as Koh Phai or Koh Mai Phai, it is the most northeasterly of the islands, about 5 km offshore from Koh Phi Phi Don in the gorgeous blue Andaman Sea. Its remote location ensures that the beach is never crowded providing an unusually peaceful… read more »

  • Ao Nang Beach // Thailand

    Ao Nang Beach
    kallerna

    One of the main beaches on the coast of Krabi, Ao Nang is a popular beach town with one of the most visited beaches in southwest Thailand.

    The sandy beach stretches for about a kilometre and is easy to reach from the steps leading down from the promenade. Popular for swimming and sunbathing in the day, despite it being very… read more »