The Leisure and Cultural Services Department manages a total of 42 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 39 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, 6 in Sai Kung District and 1 in Tai Po 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.
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, lifeguard services will be provided at 18 gazetted beaches from July 17. Please refer to https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/common/documents/reopen_annex2_17072021.pdf for details of the beaches concerned. Lifeguard services will be provided daily at the above gazetted beaches from 9am to 6pm. The services will be extended from 8am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the peak period from June to August. Apart from the 18 gazetted beaches mentioned above, lifeguard services at other beaches will remain suspended. The public should not swim at the beaches without lifeguard services to avoid accidents.
The LCSD will adopt special measures when reopening gazetted beaches. These measures include:
• Members of the public must comply with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap 599G). The number of people in group gatherings should not be more than four;
• Members of the public must wear masks at all times when being present on beaches in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap 599I); and
• Closing barbecue sites within gazetted beaches.