When I was in Hong Kong, I had a logical question, but Is it possible to buy here? After all, right there the sea is around! But usually, I I met the answer that there is no sea holiday in Hong Kong. As I understand, in general, very few people know that Hong Kong is a great beach holiday. A little googling, I learned that you need to go neighboring islands like Lantau Island (Silvermine Bay Beach and Pui O Beach), Lamma Island (Lo So Shing Beach and Hung Shing Yeh), or south of Hong Kong Island (Deep Water Bay Beach, Stanley Beach, Shek O Beach). If you suddenly look, then all these names to help. Some of them are Google Maps can show on their map.
Since I lived in Chunking Mansion, which is located in the very center Kowloon Peninsula, I really did not want to go somewhere far, Considering that I only had 5 days for the whole of Hong Kong. Therefore, accidentally seeing somewhere on the map about one of Last metro stations on Kowloon itself, I decided to check that there for the beach. Moreover, judging by the satellite map, the beach is there should have been. Later, I learned that many put points on cards just like that, from the bald, but I still found the beach, though not the one what was in the description on that site
The content of the article
- 1 On the way to the beach
- 2 Silver Strand Beach
- 3 Beach on the map
On the way to the beach
So, you need to get on the lilac metro line (metro map Hong Kong) almost to the very end, to the penultimate station of Hang Hau in the east of the Kowloon Peninsula. This area is called Saikun and located in the New Territories. From the station to go 10-15 minutes to sea on the street. If there is a navigator with you or a printout from Google, then the road will not be difficult to find. Plus there is still on the circular the intersection will be a pointer where to turn. The road goes first uphill, and then from the mountain. By the way, this trip is also interesting that you can see the sleeping area of Hong Kong, as well as neighborhoods without skyscrapers.
We leave at the station Hang Hau in a sleeping area
Each house has its own name
We go to the beach. Linen is drying on the small fence
Sleeping area with bike paths
Dog walking places
The bag is designed along the way for the dog
Quarter without skyscrapers
There is a religious island
Turn on Silver Strand Beach
Cars here noble ride
View from the hill to the sleeping area
Silver Strand Beach
The beach is very simple, and lovers of bounty are unlikely to enjoy it. But, if it’s about the fact that you just want to swim, and to nowhere to go far, that is it. I’m here in Moscow before the nearest beach on the Black Sea 3 hours by plane to fly, and here I took the subway and in 30-60 minutes you are already swimming. On the beach in mostly only locals who live next door in their nesting boxes and villas, I have not seen tourists.
The good news is that Silver Strand has a dressing room with warm shower and toilets. Is free! I immediately recalled the Black Sea Yes, and Thai beaches, too, there is somehow tight with it. The beach is state, admission is free, rescuers are on duty parking and sports ground. The grid from sharks is also available, and in water wooden platforms on which you can relax. true for some reason it is impossible to jump from them, although I would love to.
We are almost near the Silver Strand beach.
Most of the shore are solid rocks, which means artificial beaches
You can settle in a villa on the beach
You can’t do a lot here, but it’s for the best.
Can I swim in Hong Kong? Can!
Garbage is also there, but he is on the sidelines
Wooden platforms for recreation
Dressing room and shower
Changing room with shower inside. Fans from the heat.
Silver Strand Beach in Hong Kong
Silver Strand Hours
This stand says that the water is clean and you can swim
Can I swim in Hong Kong? Can!
Beach on the map
As I said, you need to get to the penultimate station Hang Hau on the lilac branch. We look below the map and see that there very close. You need to go towards the roundabout. First we climb the hill and there will be the same circular intersection, where there will be a pointer, where far away. We get down from the hill and we get to the parking lot next to the beach.
P.S. Of course, you should not consider Hong Kong straight, just like beach resort, but there are really a lot of beaches there, and some of they are really sharpened for a holiday by the sea. So Hong Kong – This is not only shopping and skyscrapers! Therefore, if you will be there in travel, you can not deny yourself the pleasure to swim. By the way, the beaches there are much more than listed in the first paragraph.
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