A cozy beach village on Hong Kong Island
Shek O is a beachside village on the south of Hong Kong Island. Seen from the hill above, the popular seaside destination of Shek O looks like a picture-postcard image of an ancient Chinese community. Its ambience is still traditional and rustic, in dramatic contrast to the millionaires’ mansions on the surrounding hillsides and headland. Shek O has a wide selection of outdoor dining restaurants. A little to the north is Big Wave Bay, which is in a more rural setting, and is Hong Kong’s only designated surfing beach. Suggested to visit during weekdays (if possible) as it is relatively packed by the locals during weekends.
Facilities: Changing rooms, shower area, lifeguards and shark nets, beach umbrella rental, open air restaurants, barbeque area
How to get there:
- Bus 9 from MTR Shau Kei Wan Station Exit A3 bus terminus and get off at the Shek O Bus Terminus. (30 mins)