Shek O Beach

Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

Shek O beach has a large expanse of sand, shady trees to the rear, showers, changing facilities and lockers for rent. It's not quiet by any means, except on typhoon days, but the laid-back beach framed by rocky cliffs is quite pleasant.

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