Soak up some rays at the best and most secluded beaches Hong Kong has to offer. Pui O Beach and Silvermine Bay are both on Lantau Island, but Pui O Beach with its pristine countryside and Kwun Yam Bay Beach on Cheung Chau are really the true hidden gems that offer the best of Hong Kong beaches for 2010.
This hippie beach in Lantau, called Pui O beach has fine yellow and black sand and is one of the few left pristine beaches left in Hong Kong. While you’re there, visit Hong Kong’s beach-side dining establishment. Or better still, ask the restaurant to set up a camp at the beach for you to stay a night there.
Avoid the summer crowds in Cheung Chau and head to the popular island’s smaller, more pleasant Kwun Yam Bay Beach and rent a kayak from the beach-side bar. Make your way around the island, which should take around two hours of solid padding. On your way back, stop at tranquil Italian Beach (Po Yue Wan) and Coral Beach (Tung Wan Tsai).
Silvermine Bay is also one of the best moon-shaped beaches and scuba diving spots in town. A ten minute walk away from the Mui Wo Ferry and pier with a hotel right next to the beach, its definitely a choice for relaxing after seeing the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. While you’re there, walk through the serene fisherman’s village and see that most of the villagers have vacated since the fishing industry’s heyday.