Repulse Bay Beach is a crescent-shaped beach in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. It is located in Repulse Bay, one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Hong Kong known for its posh residential condominiums and luxury hotels. The name of the bay was derived from the fact that it was the site of a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates.
The beach was extended artificially which is the reason why the sand closer to the shore is coarser than that further away. One of Hong Kong's oldest bus routes (starts from Central) was built to serve the area in the 1900's when the beach was just starting to be promoted as a tourist destination. This bus route and other forms of public transport continue to make the beach easily accessible today.
Its accessibility, spectacular panoramic views and extensive facilities make the Repulse Bay Beach one of the most popular beaches in Hong Kong. It is also one of the most crowded beaches in the city. Facilities include showers, bathrooms, parking spaces, lifeguards and safety shark nets. Popular activities include sunbathing, swimming and other water sports. The temperature of the waters ranges from 16 to 26 degrees all year round making it an ideal destination in which to escape the heat.
Other nearby tourist attractions include a lighthouse, the lifeguard clubhouse which was constructed in a traditional Chinese style, the Kwun Yam Shrine featuring huge statues of the Queen of Heaven and the God of Mercy and The Repulse Bay which sits on the former site of the Repulse Bay Hotel. The building is known for its square "hole", purportedly added for Feng Shui purposes. Other beaches in the area include Deep Water Bay, Middle Bay and South Bay.
Repulse Bay Beach is located at Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island. It can be reached by taking Bus No.6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus in Central. A taxi ride from Central can also take you there in about 20 minutes.
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