Shek O Beach

  • Shek O Beach - Hong Kong
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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 O is one of the most popular beaches in Hong Kong and it has all the amenities you could ask for, including seasonal lifeguards.

You can relax on the beach and it is great for swimming because it is sheltered from the waves. For serious beachgoers, umbrellas and sun loungers are avaible to rent, whilst the area around the beach is full of cafes and restaurants.

Just behind the beach is Shek O village, which started as a fishing village 200 years ago. Theses days the village has all the food you could ever want with Thai, Chinese, and Mediterranean dining options. You can also go for a hike on Dragon’s Back - the hiking route starts in Chai Wan and follows a ridge across this part of the island.

To round off a day on this top 10 Hong Kong beach you should take in a sunset.

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