With a greater number of Rolls-Royces per capita than some other city on the planet and a larger number of high rises than New York City, Hong Kong is brimming with shocks: in spite of its notoriety for business astuteness, the city isn’t all tall structures. A fruitful universal exchange and fund focus, Hong Kong is additionally home to an astonishing cluster of obscure shorelines. Why recognize the solaces of cosmopolitan living and the casual pace of resort life? In Hong Kong, you can have everything.
Advance north on the shore of Sai Kung, the twin shorelines of Clear Water Bay are a most loved among the contracted yacht swarm. Try not to give the adjacent “throws out” a chance to put you off—there is bounty in Clear Water Bay for the specific reveler. Between First Beach and Second Beach, it’s First that is the littler and less frequented—stop here for clear water, advantageous showers, and grill pits. Prime for unwinding, the sand here is some the gentlest on the island—simply ask local people.
Take your straightforwardness at this Clear Water-adjoining bequest in one of four rooms sprawling crosswise over 3,449 square feet of current outline. Far reaching windows offer electrifying all encompassing perspectives of the sailboats and slopes dabbing the skyline. Or on the other hand fall for the insides of this light-overflowed, negligible Buena Vista estate, with open-idea front room and detached drenching tub. The genuine prize, nonetheless, is the point of view from the housetop sky deck, ignoring the verdant precipices and the crystalline waters past.
Tai Tam in Hong Kong, photo courtesy of Terry Sze/ Shutterstock Inc.
Translated to ‘Big Pool’, Tai Tam is one of Hong Kong’s most highly-sought-after residential areas, and home to one of its most secluded sections of coastline: Turtle Cove Beach. Enjoy crowd-free stretches of golden sand surrounded by lush tropical canopy, shuttered away from the stresses of city life.
Perfect for families, this 4–bedroom, 3–bathroom property spanning 2,583 square feet of living space comes complete with a modern gourmet kitchen, spacious family room with floor-to-ceiling, water-facing windows, and plenty of space to entertain guests after spending a day lazing about nearby Turtle Cove Beach.
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The coastal town of Stanley is home to a lively main beach along the southeastern shore of the Stanley Peninsula, and is a popular spot amongst windsurfers and water enthusiasts looking to escape the urbanity of the city center. Waterfront activity peaks with the spectacle of the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships with more than 3,500 paddlers taking part each year. Those on the hunt for a less populated option should make the journey to the smaller St. Stephen’s Beach, 15 minutes on foot from the village.
Weekends are best spent perusing the nearby Stanley Market and the seafront promenade overlooking Stanley Bay before retreating to a relaxing and sun-filled afternoon on the beach. Located just a stone’s throw away, this tranquil 3–bedroom, 4–bathroom villa offers a choice spot to indulge your guests. Decant a bottle from your private wine cellar and enjoy a glass on the rooftop terrace, overlooking sweeping views of the waterfront.
Deep Water Bay
Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay in Hong Kong, photo courtesy of Molly Brown NZ / Shutterstock Inc.
Not far away, a cliffside villa with secluded rooftop terrace boasts commanding bay views. Turn your gaze indoors, and you’ll find premium finishing touches—including white marble—that strike a harmonious balance between modern and classic. Embrace this property’s soothing whites and smoky grays, and you’ll be floating away—whether on a beach or tucked in at home.
Home to the one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods on the island, the sheltered Deep Water Bay Beach lies within close proximity to all the comforts of modern resort life, including the trifecta of country club, golf club, and yacht club. The Seaview Promenade connecting Deep Water Bay Beach with Repulse Bay Beach is ideal for walkers, runners, and cyclists alike.
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Easy access makes this southern beach one of the island’s most frequented. With its relaxed resort feel, it’s no surprise that the shores of Repulse Bay feature some of Hong Kong’s most impressive coastal homes. Sunbathers looking for a little less of the high life can take a one-mile walk to the secluded South Bay Beach, where quiet, sand, and rustling trees are the height of luxury.
Contemporary design aficionados will appreciate the distinct architectural interest and sleek, modern interiors of this secluded Black’s Link property overlooking Deep Water Bay. Staircases with glass balustrades lead from the main floor up to the rooftop observation deck, boasting a front-row seat to one of the most prized views on the island.
With more than 450 miles of coastline, the beautiful beaches of Hong Kong are never hard to find. You just have to know where to look.