Beach in Hongkong

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Aug 10th, 2003, 06:59 PM
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Beach in Hongkong

I will be in HK in September. I understand that the weather is still hot there. If someone can help me if I can find a good nice clean beach to swim. I appreciate all your advices.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 02:11 AM
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Check out HKG island. Close to the PENINSULA Hotel is a beach which of course, is frequented by locals. But it's also impressive to have a dinner at the chinese restaurant inside this execptional building.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 06:04 AM
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Thank you Confidential for your info.

Hi Peter, I hope you are reading my messages. You have been in HK long. Please advise me more about the beach in HK. Thank you for your help.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 10:36 AM
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Hi:

There is also a fairly nice beach in the area around Stanley Market (between the Market & the Stanley Military Cemetary).

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Aug 11th, 2003, 01:02 PM
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I think the advice that most will give you is that Hong Kong is not a beach destination. There are beaches certainly, but the water quality can be very dubious for swimming, not least because of the effluent sweeping down the Pearl River from mainland China.

If you do want to swim in the sea it's generally best to head to outlying islands. For a summary of what there is, go to discoverhongkong.com and type 'beach' or 'swimming' in the search box.

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Aug 12th, 2003, 05:11 AM
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Thank you everyone for the HK beach tip. My special thanks to Peter whom I have been reading the advices from lots of time. Best regards
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Aug 13th, 2003, 02:51 AM
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There're some nice beaches in HK, but avoid going on weekends, when it's hot and sunny, the beaches are jam packed. Suggestions are South Bay, Big Wave Bay and Deep Water Bay. All on the south side of HK island.
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Aug 13th, 2003, 05:00 AM
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We were in Hong Kong five years ago. We went to Lamma island. Planned a romantic hike through the island, swim in the sea along the way, only to discover the sea has double barrier shark nets. Many warnings etc. Swim with caution.
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