South Bay Beach is a great alternative to the more popular and crowded Repulse Beach in southern Hong Kong. While great crowds can turn up during weekends, it is still relatively more quiet and less congested than other beaches in the area.
The beach offers spectacular views and peaceful surroundings perfect for relaxation. The soft golden sand is great for soaking some sun while the shallow water and gentle waves are ideal for swimming. In fact, the beach is a favorite summer destination for local families with young children. Lush trees behind the beach provide shade and are great spots for picnics. The beach is also popular for its sunsets.
Located along South Bay Road, South Bay Beach is a mere 10 minute drive by car or taxi from Repulse Bay. Apart from fast food kiosks, there is a nearby cafe serving food and beverages. Other beach amenities include barbecue grills, changing room, shower facilities, bathing shed and raft. Lifeguards are on duty during summer.
To get there, take the MTR to Hong Kong Station and leave via Exit D. Take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus and alight at Repulse Bay. Either take a taxi from Repulse Bay to South Bay or walk for about 30 minutes.