Stanley Main Beach

Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

Stanley Main Beach is crammed with sun-worshippers, passing windsurfers, and a few serious swimmers. Dragon boat teams practising here on weekends paddle 5km east to To Tei Wan and back. You can rent kayaks, SUP boards and other water sport equipment at Hong Kong Aquabound Centre.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island attractions

1. Old Stanley Police Station

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This two-storey colonial building in Stanley Village is Hong Kong's oldest surviving police station and is now occupied by a Wellcome supermarket. You…

2. Stanley


This crowd-pleaser is best visited on weekdays. Stanley Market is a maze of alleyways that has bargain clothing (haggling is a must!), while Stanley Main…

3. Tai Wong Shrine

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This small shrine near the western end of Stanley Main St serves as a reminder that Stanley was once a fishing village, if nothing else.

4. Tin Hau Temple

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At the western end of Stanley Main St, past a tiny Tai Wong shrine and through the Stanley Plaza shopping complex, is a Tin Hau temple. Though built in…

5. St Stephen’s College Heritage Trail

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WWII history buffs can visit the beautiful campus of St Stephen’s College, which sits right next to Stanley Military Cemetery. Founded in 1903, the school…

6. Murray House

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Across the bay from Stanley Main St stands this three-storey colonnaded affair. Built in 1846 as officers’ quarters, it took pride of place in Central, on…

8. Stanley Military Cemetery

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South of Stanley Market, this cemetery for armed forces personnel and their families is a highlight in Stanley. The oldest graves, dating back to 1843,…