How do I get to Shek O beach?
GETTING THERE – MTR Island Line to Shau Kei Wan Station exit A3 then from nearby Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus take number 9 bus* (approx every 15/20 mins) for Shek O. Get off at the junction of Shek O Road with Big Wave Bay Road (at a sharp U-turn) from where it is about 10 minutes walk to Big Wave Bay Village and beach.
How long is Shek O beach?
|Shek O Beach|
|Coordinates||22.228796°N 114.250859°ECoordinates:22.228796°N 114.250859°E|
|Patrolled by||Leisure and Cultural Services Department|
How do I get to Shek O from Central?
You can also take the express bus X9 from Central (next to Star Ferry or Central Exchange Square) to Shek O only Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays in the evenings.
Is Repulse Bay open?
Repulse Bay Beach, Middle Bay Beach, Stanley Main Beach, Big Wave Bay Beach and Silver Mine Bay Beach will reopen, with lifeguard services from 8am to 5pm daily until November 30. (Lifeguard services will be suspended from December 1, 2020, to February 28, 2021.)
How do you hike to Shek O?
Take Exit A3 and look for bus number 9 to Shek O at the Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus. Hop onto the bus and wait for your stop “To Tei Wan, Dragon’s Back”, which should be 11 stops ahead. Keep an eye on the name of the stop in the bus, or watch for other hikers alighting together.
How long is the Dragon’s Back hike?
2-2 1/5 hours
The Dragon’s Back forms Stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail, a 50km route starting from The Peak and ending in Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan in Shek O. Dragon’s Back itself is 8km with a ascend of less than 300m. You can expect to finish this walk in 2-2 1/5 hours, or 3 hours with stops.
Can you swim in Hong Kong beaches?
OPEN WATER SWIMMING IN HONG KONG Hong Kong has a lot of beautiful and easily accessible beaches. Some beaches are popular for various water activities while some are more quiet and good for long-distance training.
How do you get to South Bay Beach Hong Kong?
How to get there:
- Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D) and alight at Repulse Bay. (45 mins)
- Take a taxi from Repulse Bay to South Bay (10 mins) or by walk (30 mins)
Are all beaches in HK closed?
In view of the severe COVID-19 epidemic situation, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced that all gazetted beaches will be closed from tomorrow until further notice to reduce crowds from gathering and avoid transmitting the virus.
How difficult is Dragons back?
The Dragon’s Back hike is one of the easiest hikes to navigate because it is so damn popular. You pretty much just follow the crowd. The general route for the hike starts at Shek-O. There is a big sign at the trailhead and it’s where the bus stops.
How hard is Dragon’s Back hike?
It’s easy to access, easy to complete, very scenic and ends at a beautiful beach (if you want it to). For many people, the Dragon’s Back Hike is their induction to hiking in Hong Kong. It’s also a great way to see the other side of Hong Kong – the side with no skyscrapers, lush trees, sandy beaches, and the sea.
Are there sharks in Hong Kong waters?
Sharks are rarely encountered by swimmers and divers in Hong Kong, and the species that still persist in Hong Kong are largely harmless.
Why is beach water so dirty?
Rainfall and Beach Water Quality Beach water can deteriorate soon after heavy rainfall through increased polluted surface-water runoff. Beaches in areas with inadequate sewerage or high population are more susceptible to heavy downpours.
Where is Turtle Cove Beach?
Located northeast of Stanley, on Hong Kong’s south side, Turtle Cove is a bit of a misnomer. There have been no recent sightings of endangered green turtles nesting here—rather, the only known site left is on Lamma Island’s Sham Wan beach.
How do I get to big wave beach?
Probably the easiest way to get to Big Wave Bay Beach is to take the bus from Shau Kei Wan. Hop onto the Island Line (blue coloured line) and head east towards Shau Kei Wan Station. Take Exit A3 and then look for bus number 9 to Shek O.
What beaches are open HK?
The barbecue facilities at gazetted beaches under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD) are now closed until further notice….Public Beaches on Hong Kong Island.
|Hong Kong Island||7. Stanley Main Beach #|
|8. Hairpin Beach !|
|9. Turtle Cove Beach #|
|10. Shek O Beach #|
What is Shek O Beach in Singapore like?
The Shek O Beach is a sandy public beach that attracts large crowds over the weekend. The water quality at the beach is constantly ranked “Good”, and the lack of waves makes it a rather peaceful beach. If you prefer the waves or want to surf, that’s what Big Wave Bay Beach is for.
What is Shek O in Hong Kong?
Shek O, Hong Kong. Shek O, in ancient times was called ‘Shiao’ – literally meaning the rock concave. It sits in the southeastern corner of Hong Kong Island, facing the South China Sea. As well as a beach, Shek O includes the Shek O Country Park and Cape D’Aguilar.
Where to go to Shek O peak in Hong Kong?
Near Dongya Village on the Shek O Road, there is a secluded trail, which connects Dragon’s Back. Along the path up to Shek O Peak, one can enjoy the scenery on both sides and the panoramic beauty of the sea and hills.
Where is Shek O Country Park in Hong Kong?
The rest of the peninsula, from the north, right down to the tip at Cape D’Aguilar, is covered by Shek O Country Park. I’ve often found that taking first-timers to Hong Kong to Shek O, through the Dragon’s Back Hike gets the best response.