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February
32 beaches to reopen soon
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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will reopen 11 beaches in the urban areas from March 1 and 21 beaches in the New Territories from April 1.

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
Big Wave Bay Beach

Lifeguard services will be provided daily from 9am to 6pm from March to May and from September to November. During the peak season from June to August, lifeguards will be on duty from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

The 21 beaches in the New Territories are:

Sai Kung District
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Trio Beach
Kiu Tsui Beach
Hap Mun Bay Beach
Silverstrand Beach
Clear Water Bay First Beach
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
Golden Beach

Lamma Island
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Hung Shing Yeh Beach
Lo So Shing Beach

Cheung Chau
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Kwun Yam Beach
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
Tong Fuk Beach

Daily lifeguard services at the above beaches in April, May, September and October will operate from 9am to 6pm. Again, during the peak season from June to August, lifeguards will be on duty from 9am to 6pm from Mondays to Fridays and from 8am to 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.

Meanwhile, the following beaches will not be opened to the public for swimming. However, ancillary services on these beaches such as the sand areas, toilet, changing facilities and barbecue pits will still be provided. They are:

Hong Kong Island
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Rocky Beach

Tsuen Wan District
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Anglers' Beach
Casam Beach
Gemini Beaches
Hoi Mei Wan Beach
Lido Beach
Ting Kau Beach
Approach Beach

Tuen Mun District
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Castle Peak Beach

Ends/Saturday, February 28, 2004
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