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 20 gazetted beaches from June 30. Please refer to https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/common/documents/annexI_list_of_reopen_b.pdf for details of the beaches concerned. Lifeguard services will be provided daily at the gazetted beaches covered in the list from 9am to 6pm. The services will be extended to 8am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the swimming season from June to August. Lifeguard services at other beaches will remain suspended except at the gazetted beaches covered in the list. Members of the public should not swim at the beaches without lifeguard services to avoid accidents.