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LCSD's beaches reopen

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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (February 25) announced that 11 beaches in the urban areas and 21 beaches in the New Territories areas will be reopened to public starting from March 1, 2003 and April 1, 2003 respectively.

The 11 beaches in the urban areas are:

Deep Water Bay Beach;

Repulse Bay Beach;

Middle Bay Beach;

South Bay Beach;

Chung Hom Kok Beach;

St Stephen's Beach;

Stanley Main Beach;

Hairpin Beach;

Turtle Cove Beach;

Shek O Beach; and

Big Wave Bay Beach.

The lifeguard services will be provided daily from 9am to 6pm from March to May and from September to November. During the peak season between June and August, lifeguards will serve the public between 9am and 6pm from Mondays to Fridays and between 8am and 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

The 21 beaches in the New Territories areas include:

Sai Kung District

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Trio Beach;

Kiu Tsui Beach;

Hap Mun Bay Beach;

Silverstrand Beach;

Clear Water Bay First Beach; and

Clear Water Bay Second Beach.

Tsuen Wan District

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Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach

Tuen Mun District

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Butterfly Beach;

Kadoorie Beach;

Cafeteria Old Beach;

Cafeteria New Beach; and

Golden Beach.

Lamma Island

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Hung Shing Yeh Beach; and

Lo So Shing Beach.

Cheung Chau

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Kwun Yam Beach; and

Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach.

Lantau Island

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Silver Mine Bay Beach;

Pui O Beach;

Lower Cheung Sha Beach;

Upper Cheung Sha Beach; and

Tong Fuk Beach.

Daily lifeguard services at the above beaches in April, May, September and October will be from 9am to 6pm. Again, during the peak season between June and August, lifeguards will serve the public between 9am and 6pm from Mondays to Fridays and between 8am and 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

All these beaches have been installed with shark prevention nets except Lower Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island and Cafeteria Old Beach in Tuen Mun District.

An LCSD spokesman said that acting on the advice by the Environmental Protection Department, four more beaches in Tsuen Wan District, the water quality of which is considered unsuitable for swimming, will not be opened to the public. However, other ancillary services such as the sand areas, toilet, changing facilities and barbecue pits will still be provided.

"These beaches include Casam Beach, Gemini Beaches, Hoi Mei Wan Beach and Lido Beach."

"Anglers' Beach, Ting Kau Beach and Approach Beach in Tsuen Wan District; Castle Peak Beach in Tuen Mun District; and Rock Bay Beach on Hong Kong Island will remain close as in the previous year," the spokesman added.

End/Tuesday, February 25, 2003

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