No 2 Bathing Beach

Beach in Qingdao

Once reserved only for the likes of Mao and other state leaders, this sheltered cove just east of Bādàguān has calm waters good for a swim. Take bus 214 directly, or bus 26 to the Wǔshèngguān (武胜关) stop to first wander past the villas and sanatoriums scattered in Bādàguān’s wooded headlands down to the sea.