The Leisure and Cultural Services Department manages a total of 41 gazetted public beaches in Hong Kong. With the exception of 3 beaches that are temporarily closed, shark prevention nets have been installed at all the remaining 38 public beaches, of which 10 are in Southern District on the Hong Kong Island, 9 in Islands District, 6 in Tuen Mun District, 7 in Tsuen Wan District and 6 in Sai Kung District.
Information of Beaches
For information on water quality of public beaches, please visit the webpage of Environmental Protection Department.
For the latest information on public beaches (such as hoisting of red flags), please visit our webpage on Press Releases.
The Silver Mine Bay Beach in Islands District will be temporarily closed from 21 November 2016 to carry out “Improvement Works at Silvermine Bay Beach, Mui Wo, Lantau Island” under the Signature Project Scheme (Islands District). The beach is expected to reopen in mid-2018.
All facilities on the beach will be closed and the lifeguard services will also be suspended. For safety sake, members of the public are reminded not to swim at the beach.
During the closure period, members of the public may go to other beaches on the Lantau Island which include the Pui O Beach, Upper Cheung Sha Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach and Tong Fuk Beach. For enquiries, please call the Islands District Leisure Services Office at 2852 3220.