If you are looking for a place to play beach volleyball in Hong Kong, Lido beach in Tsuen Wan is a good place for you. It used to be one of Hong Kong's most popular beaches with breathtaking views of the Rambler Channel. However, its water deteriorated because of pollution and urbanization until it was declared unsafe for swimming and eventually closed to the public.
A few years ago, Lido Beach was reopened to the public thanks to advancement in sewerage treatment technologies which helped improved the beach's water quality. While it is not as pristine as before, some say it is safe enough for a quick dip.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong manages the beach and keeps it as clean as possible. It is usually crowded during weekends with visitors mostly relaxing and sunbathing or playing beach volleyball in the several courts that were erected there. Fewer people come on weekdays, comprised of senior citizens from the area and volleyball players who are obsessed with the game.
Aside from beach volleyball courts, beach facilities include clean changing rooms, toilets, and showers.
Lido beach also offers magnificent views of two of Hong Kong's most popular bridges: Ting Kau and Tsing Ma.
How to get to Lido Beach:
Take bus 53 from Fu Wah Street, near Tsuen Wan MTR. Red minibuses going to Yuen Long from Jordan and Mongkok also pass by the beach.