Can I swim in Hong Kong - on the example of Silver Strand Beach

When i was at Hong kong, I had a logical question, is it possiblehere to buy? After all, right there the sea around! But as a rule, I met the answer that there is no holiday at sea in Hong Kong. As I understand it, very few people know that there is a great beach holiday in Hong Kong. A little googling I learned that you need to go to neighboring islands, such as 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 search, all these names help. Some of them are Google Maps can show on their map.

Since I lived in Chunking mansionthat is in the very center of the peninsulaKowloon, I really didn’t want to go anywhere far, considering that I only had 5 days to go all over Hong Kong. Therefore, accidentally seeing somewhere on the map near one of the last metro stations on Kowloon itself, I decided to check what the beach was. Moreover, judging by the satellite map, the beach was supposed to be there. Later I learned that many people put dots on maps just like that, from the bald, but I did find the beach, though not the one that was in the description on that site. :)

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On the way to the beach

So, you need to get on the lilac metro line (subway map of hong kong) almost to the very end, to the penultimate stationHang Hau in the east of the Kowloon Peninsula. This area is called Saikun and is located in the New Territories. From the station walk 10-15 minutes to the sea along 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 a pointer at the roundabout where to turn. The road goes first to the mountain, and then from the mountain. By the way, this trip is also interesting because you can see the sleeping area of ​​Hong Kong, as well as neighborhoods without skyscrapers.

We leave at the station Hang Hau

We leave at the station Hang Hau in the sleeping area

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Each house has its own name

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We go to the beach. Linen is drying on the small fence

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Sleeping area with bike paths

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Colorful cleaners

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Dog walking places

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The bag is designed along the way for the dog

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Quarter without skyscrapers

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There is a religious island

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Turn on Silver Strand Beach

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Cars here notable ride

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View from the hill to the sleeping area

Silver Strand Beach

The beach is very simple, and bounty lovers are unlikelylike it. But, if we are talking about the fact that you just want to swim, and not to go anywhere, that’s it. I am here in Moscow to the nearest beach on the Black Sea for 3 hours by plane to fly, and then I took the subway and after 30-60 minutes you are already swimming. On the beach, mostly only locals who live next door in their nesting boxes and villas, I have not seen tourists.

I am glad that on the beach Silver Strand isdressing room with warm shower and toilets. Is free! I somehow immediately recalled the Black Sea, and Thai beaches, too, there is somehow tight with it. The beach is public, admission is free, lifeguards are on duty, there is a parking lot and a sports ground. The grid from sharks is also available, and also in the water there are wooden platforms on which you can take rest. But for some reason it is impossible to jump from them, although I would love to.

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We are almost near the Silver Strand beach

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Most of the coast of solid rocks, which speaks of the artificial beaches

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You can settle in a villa on the beach

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You can't do a lot here, but it's for the best.

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Can I swim in Hong Kong? Can!

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Garbage is also there, but he is on the sidelines

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Wooden platforms for recreation

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Dressing room and shower

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Changing room with shower inside. Fans from the heat.

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Silver Strand Hours

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This stand says that the water is clean and you can swim

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Can I swim in Hong Kong? Can!

Beach on the map

As I said, you need to get tothe last station of Hang Hau on the lilac branch. Look below the map and see that there is very close. You need to go towards the roundabout. First we climb a hill and there will be the same roundabout, where there will be a signpost, much further. We get down from the hill and get to the parking near the beach.

P.S. Of course, we should not consider Hong Kong as a beach resort, but there really are a lot of beaches, and some of them are really sharpened for a holiday at sea. So Hong Kong is not only shopping and skyscrapers! Therefore, if you are there on a trip, you can not deny yourself the pleasure of swimming. By the way, there are much more beaches than listed in the first paragraph.

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