Located on the south coast of Lantau Island, Cheung Sha Beach boasts of a 3-kilometre stretch of sand said to be the longest in Hong Kong. The beach is actually divided into two parts: Upper Cheung Sha Beach and Lower Cheung Sha Beach, with a tiny headland between them.
Despite its spectacular views, fine sand and refreshingly cool water, Cheung Sha Beach remains one of the less crowded beaches of Hong Kong. Weekends and holidays, especially during the summer months, can get busy but still not as congested as other Hong Kong beaches.
Popular activities include swimming and simply laying on the sand to soak up some sun. For the more adventurous, water sports equipment for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, wake boarding, skimboarding and surfing are available for rent at the resort called Long Coast Seaports. The resort also offers accommodations either in guest rooms or Safari tents.
On the eastern end of Lower Sheung Sha, which is nearer the Cheung Sha village, are clusters of buildings and dining establishments including a popular restaurant called the Stoep which is particularly popular among expats for its al fresco setting, outstanding ocean views and fine Mediterranean and South African cuisine. Another well-known restaurant is the News Bistro which serves Chinese, Thai, Western and Vegetarian dishes.
Beach facilities include changing rooms, showers and toilets. There are also lifeguards on duty from April to October. The beach has shark prevention nets.
Cheung Sha Beach can be reached via ferry from Central Ferry Pier 6 to Mui Wo. Then, take bus 1 or 2 to Cheung Sha Beach. Alternatively, take MTR to Tung Chung, and then at the terminus grab bus 11, 23 or A35 to Lower Cheung Sha Village.