Best Beaches In Hong Kong For Kids And Families

Hong Kong's Best Beaches For Kids!

Best Beaches In Hong Kong For Kids

Hot off the press!  Hong Kong’s beaches are opening on May 5, 2022, and we could not be more excited about the news. Pack up the bags and jet to one of these lovely sandy beaches scattered all over the city.  Whether you are seeking a each near your neighborhood on the island or want to take an adventure to the beaches in Sai Kung, this guide will have you sorted…family style! Check out the best beaches in Hong Kong for families big and small!

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  • Tai Long Wan Beach, Hong Kong

    1. TAI LONG WAN: Best Beaches In New Territories, Hong Kong

    Ahh, Tai Long Wan, oh how we love thee. It takes will and determination to make the trip, but once you make it, it’s hard to leave. Away from Hong Kong’s “Fun Police”, frisbees, ball games, kites and dogs are permitted. Enjoy a plate of Singapore noodles or fresh calamari from the friendly folks at the two country stores.  They also rent camping and surfing gear.


    How to get there?  Take the MTR to Diamond Hill then catch the KMB 94 bus to Wong Shek Pier. From the pier, hire a private sampan to take you directly to the beach or to Chek King (depending on the waves). The hike from Chek King to the beach is 30-45 minutes.

  • Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau, Hong Kong

    2. CHEUNG SHA: Best Beaches In South Lantau, Hong Kong

    This huge beach on Lantau is Hong Kong's longest. The setting is idyllic with the Sunset Peak hovering in the backdrop, and the sand is clean and sugary. But the darling of Cheung Sha beach has to be the Bathers (formally The Beach House). Staying a while?  Go glamping at Long Coast - perfect for single families or groups.  Book in advance!


    How to get there? Catch a ferry from Central Pier 6, and then hop on bus #4 to Lower Cheung Sha Village.

  • Shek O Beach, Hong Kong

    3. SHEK O BEACH: Best Beaches In Shek O, Hong Kong

    Shek O is the largest beach on the eastern side of the island, but it somehow maintains its laid back and rustic vibe. There is a playground on one end of the beach and a quaint little coffee & sandwich kiosk on the other end. Or hit up our fave Shek O dining institution, Thai-Chinese, for yummy curries and noodles before heading home.


    How to get there: Take a taxi, or MTR to Shau Kei Wan then grab the number 9 bus to Big Wave Bay/Shek O.

  • South Bay Beach, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

    4. SOUTH BAY BEACH: Best Beaches In Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island

    A fave and easy to access Hong Kong island hot spot with fabulous views and plenty of sand and sea for the kiddies.  You can even grab lunch or dinner here - smoothies included!  Weekdays are calm and relaxing while weekends often bring in the party crowd.  Relax and enjoy!


    How to get there: Take a taxi or drive to South Bay Road (near Repulse Bay), Repulse Bay, but arrive early to make sure you find a parking spot.

  • Pui O Beach, South Lantau, Hong Kong

    5. PUI O: Best Beaches In South Lantau, Hong Kong

    This is one of the top family beaches in Hong Kong overall. It’s calm, clean water and shallow surf make it a great option for kids. Book up a surf class at Treasure Island, chill on the beach.  They have surf camps over the summer for kids too!


    How to get there: Hop on the Mui Wo ferry from Central Pier 6, and then catch any of the buses to Pui O. The beach is about a 10-minute walk from the bus stop.

  • Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong

    6. BIG WAVE BAY: Best Beaches In Shek O, Hong Kong Island

    Surf’s up!  Hang out with the hip surf crowd at Big Wave Bay.  This beach is another great option for a hot summer Hong Kong afternoon. There’s plenty of parking, surfboard rentals, lessons, and a super mellow café. It’s also a great place to end your Dragon’s Back hike.


    How to get there: Take a taxi, or MTR to Shau Kei Wan then grab the number 9 bus to Big Wave Bay/Shek O.

  • Turtle Cove Beach, Hong Kong

    7. TURTLE COVE: Best Beaches In Tai Tam, Hong Kong Island

    This somewhat lesser known beach is another great option on Hong Kong island that’s not totally overrun with the masses. The water is clear and calm and is a great spot for wakeboarding and waterskiing.  Even better, the beach has BBQ pits, a kiddie playground, and bathrooms. Mix it up…


    How to get there: Take a taxi just past the Tai Tam Reservoir and look for the Red Hill building on the left. Look for the stairs down to the beach. There’s also parking nearby.

  • Long Ke Beach, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

    8. LONG KE WAN: Best Beaches In New Territories, Hong Kong

    An oldie but goodie in the New Territories, Long Ke Wan is a fun adventure to do with the family. The freshwater lagoon is a big hit with the kiddos.  There are plenty of great spots to anchor a junk...head to the beach for a barbecue!


    How to get there: Junk boat from Sai Kung. Or take a green taxi from Sai Kung Town Center and head past the East Dam. Take the trail to Long Ke Wan.  Note, this walk is not easy for the little tykes.

  • Clearwater Bay Beach, Hong Kong

    9. CLEARWATER BAY BEACH: Best Beaches In Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

    For beach play, a visit to Clearwater Bay Beach 2 will knock your socks off. White sand, clean water, and easy access make this a favorite with family-goers.  Note, it gets very busy on weekends and holidays so go early if you choose to go on those days.


    How to get there: You can take bus 16 from Po Lam or 91 from Choi Hung.

  • Repulse Bay Beach, Hong Kong

    10. REPULSE BAY: Best Beaches In Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island

    This hot spot on the Southside keeps getting better and better. Hong Kong's largest beach-front lifestyle complex, The Pulse, offers a trend-setting lifestyle, gourmet dining and children's attractions. Hit up the popular Limewood for family-friendly beachside dining, grab pizzas for the beach at Amalfitana, and visit the temple next door for a come cultural fun.


    How to get there: Taxi or public transport to Repulse Bay Beach. There is ample parking at The Pulse as well.

  • Lo So Shing Beach, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

    11. LO SO SHING: Best Beaches In Lamma Island, Hong Kong Island

    This Lamma Island beach cracks the top 10 mostly because of its proximity to Hong Kong island. The power plant smokestacks looming in the distance may be a little off-putting, but somehow the vibe remains chill and the water is clean. This is a great half day beach trip and can be done before or after lunch at the legendary Lamma seafood restaurants in Yung Shue Wan.


    How to get there: Take a ferry from Central Ferry Pier 4 to either Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan, then take the half hour stroll to Lo So Shing.

  • Trio Beach, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

    12. TRIO BEACH: Best Beaches In Sai Kung, Hong Kong

    Brush off those buckets and spades and take your little ones down to Trio Beach in Sai Kung.  While this hidden treasure of a beach is small, you will find it child-friendly with all the facilities you need including a refreshment kiosk and shower rooms.  Sampans leave Pak Sha Wan Pier in Sai Kung regularly and cost HK$20 per person for a return ticket.  Pack a picnic or hit-up food at Padstow afterward!


    How to get there?

    By Bus:  Take the 1A minibus from Choi Hung MTR or 101M minibus from Hang Hau MTR.

    By Taxi or Car:  Pak Sha Wan Pier, Sai Kung.

    Sampan:  Stop at Pak Sha Wan, where a sampan will take you on a 10-minute journey to the beach.

  • Hoi Ha Wan Marine Reserve, Hong Kong

    13. HOI HA WAN MARINE RESERVE: Best Beaches In New Territories, Hong Kong

    Even the saltiest of Hong Kong veterans may have never visited this gem of a beach. It’s one of the few places in the territory where you can get up close and personal with coral reefs, colorful marine animals, mangroves, and other sea creatures. Take the fam on one of the glass-bottomed boats – but be sure to register in advance.


    How to get there: Either take green minibus 7 from Sai Kung to Hoi Ha Village or take a taxi to Wong Shek Pier then hop on the KMB bus 94 to Ko Tong and hike for an hour along Hoi Ha Road.

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