China's Best Beaches

China's continental coastline extends for about 18,000 kilometers and there are lots of beautiful beaches for holidays. The most popular beaches around China we recommend include Sanya, Qingdao, Xiamen, Putuo Island, Beidaihe and Beihai.


1. Tianya Haijiao - Picturesque Beach Scenery

tianyahaijiao tourism zoneTianya Haijiao

2. Yalong Bay - "The Oriental Hawaii"

  • Locations: Sanya in Hainan Island
  • Features: 7.5-kilometer-long (4.7-mile-long), crescent-shaped and sunny white sandy beach.
    World-class golf course perched in the most idyllic of settings.
    Rolling green hills offering a cool, shady respite from the sunny beaches.
    Many national and international hotels.
  • Weather: It is a perfect place to escape winter cold with an average temperature of 23 °C (73 °F) in January.
  • More Information about Yalong Bay
  • Yalong Bay Holiday Tour

3. Wuzhizhou Island - The first Commercial Diving Location in China

wuzhizhou tourism zoneWuzhizhou Island
  • Location: Sanya in Hainan Island
  • Features: The sea below is excellent for surfing, and has an extensive reef.
    The areas to the north and to the west of the island are relatively flat, with sandy white beaches being the norm.
    The water along these shores is gin clear, with a visibility down to 27 m (90 ft). It is a real boon to scuba diving.
  • More Information about Wuzhizhou Island
  • Wuzhizhou Island Holidays

Recommended tour: Essence of Hainan Tour

4. First Bathing Beach

5. Gulangyu Beach - "Garden on the Sea"

gulangyu islandGulangyu Beach

6. Beidaihe Scenic Area - "the Summer Palace"

  • Location: It is located south of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, 300 kilometers (180 miles) east of Beijing.
  • Features: Beidaihe Scenic Area stretches for 13 km (8 mi) with bathing places in Bohai Bay.
    The beach is covered with fine yellow sand stretching some 100 meters to the sea.
  • Beidaihe Beach Tour

7. Putuoshan Island

8. Silver Beach

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I updated this article on March 26, 2014
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Questions and Answers About China's Best Beaches

Sue 2014-03-02
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What beach towns have a boardwalk, or have the nicest nicest beach town, with shops and restaurants?
Hi Sue, Sanya is recommended. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-04
abigail 2013-09-27
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HI 2 ladies coming from england. We are looking to arrive March 2014. What will the weather be like in March? We want to go the bejing for 3 nights to see great wall and then on to a beach for 4 nights- What beach would you recommed? thanks Abigail

Hi Abigail, the weather of Beijing  in March warms up rapidly from freezing to cool, but it is windy. On average temperature reaches 11 °C (52 °F) during the day, and at night drops to -1 °C (30 °F). Sandstorms are possible. I would recommend you Sanya for the beach. Do you want me to send you a proposal with tour in Beijing?

Simon Huang replied on 2013-09-27
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