For newbies to the city or those who don’t often find themselves venturing beyond urban districts, it’s almost always a surprise to discover the beauty and abundance of Hong Kong beaches. And with so many to choose from, deciding where to set out on a Saturday morning in search of solitude, fun or just giving your dog a good run can be tricky.
So, to help you find the best sandy stretch of shoreline for your needs, we break down the best beaches in Hong Kong for every need — and share some of our top picks of what to pack for a day in the sun.
Put on your swimsuit, slather on that sunscreen and get ready to feel the sand between your toes…
Big Wave Bay, Southern District
Best for: Surfing
While there are a few different beaches that lend themselves to surfing in Hong Kong (check out The Style Sheet’s full list here
), if we’re going to narrow it down to one, Big Wave Bay is the safest for surfers of all levels. You can rent a board in a couple of beachside shops if you don’t have one yourself, and there are food stalls to grab a bite after as well.