Yes, You Can Hit the Beach in Hong Kong

South Bay Beach, as seen from above. Photo: Diliff via CC BY-SA 4.0

A City on the Move

It’s Art Week in Hong Kong, a week in which top talents from around the world gather to share ideas, unveil new art, and, most importantly, rub elbows. Huge names in the business such as Ai Weiwei and Kaws will have work on display, and the week will culminate in Art Basel, the most well renowned art showcase on Earth.

But what about when the schmoozing is over and the lights go out at Hong Kong Convention Center? Maybe you’re not the type of person who likes to crawl up the hill at Lan Kwai Fong for a night out at the bars, perhaps you just want to hit the beach.

Well, that’s what we’re here for.

The Beautiful Beaches of Hong Kong

The above video is of the getaway of Little Palm Beach. One of HK’s less popular beaches, it’s a great spot to sneak out to and get away from the crowds. Many scuba divers come here during their trips to Hong Kong because it’s a great spot to get out into the blue with just yourself and a buddy.

Relax on Stanley Beach. Photo by Wikimedia contributor Wpcpey used via CC-BY 3.0

Stanley Beach is a much more popular destination. Featuring lounges, bars, clubs, and hangouts, the clean and friendly locals of Stanley are ready to treat you to a relaxing day away from all of the noise and traffic. It’s also touted as more “Western” than other parts of the island.

To many, Repulse Bay needs no introduction. Popular with Brits during the colonial era, this beach has a long history and great reputation. Reportedly a place where the Royal Navy repulsed pirates, now it’s known as a great place to relax, have a drink, and take in your surroundings.

Heung Lo Kok is quite possibly the furthest point North in Hong Kong for diving. Here you’ll find calm, clear waters teeming with fish and squid. Like many destinations around the island, it’s easy to get to yet offers plenty of room for divers who wish to be away from the crowds. Based at one tip of Hoi Ha Wan Marine park, it’s also a great place to relax when out of the water.

Whether you’re just in for the weekend, or living there and haven’t dived yet, check out your options on Planet Deepblu by clicking this sentence. It’s pure magic.

– Todd Allen Williams, Senior Editor