Repulse Bay — an Ideal Place for Relaxation

Repulse Bay's beach has become one of Hong Kong's most popular beaches because it is close to the city on Hong Kong Island and because it is relatively clean, cozy, and has good public facilities.

  • One of Hong Kong's most popular beaches.
  • An ideal place for relaxation.
  • Clean water and big white sand beach.
  • Lifeguards on duty during the season.
  • Free playground.
  • The backdrop is some of the most expensive residential apartments in the city and a small mountain.


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Repulse Bay is a free public beach, one of about 40 such beaches in Hong Kong. Swimming is popular with both locals and visitors.

Part of the reason Repulse Bay is so popular is because the water is clean. The bay is on Hong Kong Island's southern coast and so out of the way of pollution from China. The Pearl River in Guangdong Province is highly polluted and affects the water quality on many beaches. Many of Hong Kong's beaches are somewhat polluted.

Lifeguards are on duty from March through November, and the facilities like the showers and bathrooms are good and free for the public to use.


The facilities include a light refreshment kiosk, changing rooms, showers, bathrooms, a playground, barbecue grills and a beach volleyball area. There is a raft that people can swim out to.

There are also two activity rooms for groups or organizations. People should schedule to use them. There is a public parking lot that requires a fee for parking.

In addition, it is easy to find restaurants, cafés and hotels near the beach.

Taoist Gods

Repulse Bay A Taoist God near Repulse Bay

On the eastern side of the beach are two large and colorful Taoist gods called Tin Hau and Kwun Yum. Some people say that Kwun Yum was an actual person who lived in China. Fishermen and sailors worship it. Many Chinese worship these gods.

Touring Activities

  • Strolling.
  • Sunbathing.
  • Swimming.
  • Eating, barbecuing, and relaxing.
  • Have fun.
  • Walk and hike in the nearby parks and small mountains.
  • Go over to nearby Deep Water Bay Beach.

Travel Essentials

  • Location: Repulse Bay Road on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island.
  • How to go there: Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D) and alight at Repulse Bay Beach.
  • Open Times: People can go anytime, but the lifeguards have a schedule.
    1. April to May, September to October: 9am–6pm.
    2.June to August: 9am–6pm (Monday–Friday), 8am–7pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).
    3. November and March: 8am–5pm.
    4. December to February: Lifeguard services are not available.
  • Fee: No fee. Open to the public.

Nearby Attractions

  • Victoria Peak: As the highest peak on Hong Kong Island, it is the best spot to have a bird's-eye view of Victoria Harbor.
  • Ocean Park: It is Hong Kong's most popular theme park and amusement park, and it is only about three kilometers or two miles to the west.
  • Aberdeen: It is a world-famous travel spot for its floating village and floating seafood restaurants.

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