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The 8 Best Private Beaches in Hong Kong (That We Locals Often Keep to Ourselves)

We’ve all been there: scrolling through beach recommendations for Hong Kong only to see Repulse Bay pop up again and again. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a lovely spot, but for our last outing, the Happy Hongkonger team and I were itching for something a bit more… exclusive.

So, we packed our beach bags and set off on an adventure to find the best private beaches in Hong Kong. And because we’re feeling a bit generous, we’ll let you in on the top places we found so you don’t have to torture other locals to find them!

Don’t worry though – all of our entries include instructions on how to get to the beaches if you’re starting from the city. Let’s get going!

Lo So Shing Beach


Lo So Shing Beach is nestled in the quieter part of Lamma Island. While the beach is secluded, it actually has a lot of facilities to make group outings much easier. 

This beach is all about chill vibes and peaceful moments, even on the busiest days. You can even take things up a notch by renting out a terrace atop the refreshments kiosk for your exclusive beach bash.

To get there, board a ferry from Central Ferry Pier 4 to Sok Kwu Wan. Then, follow the Family Walk path and turn left at the hilltop pavilion. Continue downhill for approximately 15 to 20 minutes until you arrive at Lo So Shing Beach.

Lo Kei Wan

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For adventure-seekers in Hong Kong, Lo Kei Wan on Lantau Island is a treasure waiting to be discovered. This beach isn’t your typical stroll-by-the-sea destination. It’s more of a hike through forested hillsides to reach a secluded paradise.

Although it’s not the easiest beach to access, the effort pays off big time. Imagine soft, pristine white sands and clear waters all to yourself. The place’s seclusion makes it perfect for solo camping too (or with friends – that also works!).

To get to Lo Kei Wan, head to Tung Chung Town Centre and take bus route 11, 1, or 2. Get off at Shui Hau Village and hike along Stage 9 of Lantau Trail towards Shek Lam Chau for 25 minutes.

Hap Mun Bay Beach


Among the best private beaches in Hong Kong is this gem called Hap Mun Bay Beach in Sai Kung, also known as “Half Moon Bay.” And yes, the sunsets here are truly breathtaking – we recommend you take a nice camera with you!

This secret hideaway is surprisingly well-equipped, so you can try various activities throughout the day. They have all the beach basics, from showers, to gear rentals, and a cozy beach shack – you won’t need to bring a lot for a day here. 

When you’re on the water’s edge, look out for unique rock formations that resemble pineapple buns! If you’re up for classic beach activities, building sandcastles is always a winner. 

To see this beach, simply go to the Sai Kung Ferry Pier and rent a sampan or take a kaito ferry to Hap Mun Bay. It’s as simple as that.

Tong Fuk Beach

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If you’re an explorer at heart, Tong Fuk Beach is your kind of secret haven. Nestled near the renowned Cheung Sha Beach, this lesser-known gem might not be on everyone’s radar unless you’re a local or a Google expert.

Imagine a shoreline with crystal-clear waters and a unique blend of white and black sand that adds an extra touch of allure. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you bump into some wild cattle – it’s a signature feature of this beach.

But what’s truly special? It’s a peaceful and often deserted spot, offering a clean and serene setting where you might just find yourself as the sole sun-seeker. The best part is that it’s relatively empty even during peak summer months. 

While basic facilities and barbecue pits are available, a short trip to Tong Fuk Village nearby is perfect for grabbing a meal or drinks to savor on this serene beach.

To get here, get to Tung Chung Station and take bus 11 to Tai O or bus 23 to Ngong Ping. Then, simply get off at Tong Fuk Beach.

Trio Beach

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Another gem in Sai Kung’s collection is Trio Beach, a small but stunningly clean paradise. This beach might be tiny, but its appeal lies in its seclusion. You can only reach Trio Beach via a short hike or a sampan ride from Pak Sha Wan (Hebe Haven).

The sand is unbelievably soft, and for a moment, you might just forget you’re in Hong Kong. That’s until you’re captivated by the breathtaking views of HKUST campus and Clear Water Bay. 

Don’t worry about amenities – there’s a refreshment kiosk on-site for drinks. But for other stuff such as beach gear, you’ll have to bring that yourself.

To get to Trio Beach, head to Pak Sha Wan bus stop in Sai Kung. Then, walk to Pak Sha Wan Pier. Afterwards, hire a sampan for a 10-minute ride to reach Trio Beach.

Turtle Cove Beach

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Tucked away on the southside of the Tai Tam Reservoir, Turtle Cove Beach is a picturesque blend of blue waters and golden sands. 

While you’ll find showers and occasional lifeguards, don’t expect any beach shacks or shops here. So, make sure you have all the beach essentials before dragging your crew here!

On sunny days, this 230-feet wide beach sparkles, inviting you for a refreshing splash or swim. You can even lounge on the raft and soak up the serene atmosphere. 

For the adventurous souls, a one-hour trek can lead you to the Tai Tam Reservoir from here.

To get to Turtle Cove, take bus 14 from Sai Wan Ho or minibus 16X from Chai Wan Station, and get off at Turtle Cove (Redhill Peninsula or Pak Pat Shan Road. Walk along Tai Tam Road toward Stanley and look for the steep steps leading down to the beach.

Pebbles Beach

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Forget about sand and swimming – Pebbles Beach is unlike any other beach you’ve seen. Don’t expect lifeguards or picturesque views in the distance; it’s just the sea and nothing more.

It’s so secluded that there’s no cell phone service (you’ll have to bid bye-bye to real-time IG stories for a bit!). That’s part of its charm, really.

You can buy real seashells that you can take home as souvenirs. And here’s the curious part – there are quite a few cows around, looking for snacks. We’re not quite sure how they got there, either!

To get here, head to Wong Shek Pier in Sai Kung (not Sai Kung Pier, they’re different!). Then, hire a speedboat or take a kaito ferry from Wong Shek Pier to reach Tap Mun.

Chung Hom Kok Beach

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Tucked away as an alternative to the popular Stanley Main Beach, Chung Hom Kok Beach lies west of Stanley Market. It’s a hidden spot and you might miss the entrance if not for a slightly worn-out sign pointing down a narrow set of steps. 

Facilities like barbecue pits and showers are available, but are often unused, so that’s one less thing to worry about. The beach itself offers a quaint view of Ocean Park to the northeast and Lamma Island on the northwest horizon.

For those seeking a perfect sundown scene, bring along some beers and consider climbing onto the boulders on either side of the beach for that Instagram-worthy shot. 

To get here, take bus 6, 6X, or 66 from Central or minibus 16A from Chai Wan and get off at the Chung Hom Kok Beach stop. From there, simply follow Chung Hom Kok Road past the Royal Bay Houses – keep walking until you see a staircase on the left side of the road.

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