Repulse Bay is located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. It is a popular beach and arguably the most beautiful on Hong Kong Island. There is a shark netted area to swim and there are often life guards on duty. It’s a great spot to relax, unwind and get away from the busy city.
There are a number of bus routes on Hong Kong Island that travel to Repulse Bay via Island Road. We’d suggest taking the Deep Water Bay Beach stop to access the Seaview Promenade, a delightful walk along the bay that continues on to Repulse Bay.
The small temple below is your landmark to knowing you’ve got off at the right stop!
Deepwater Bay Beach is quieter than Repulse Bay, it doesn’t have the facilities, shopping and restaurants nearby, but it is a gorgeous spot nevertheless. The Seaview Promenade is a beautiful way to not just take in the sea views, there are so many different plants and flowers to enjoy along the way. The promenade is well maintained, perfect for going for a walk with the family (dogs are allowed), or riding the bike with the kids. It’s not a challenging walk and is mostly flat the entire way however, there are no drinking stations along they way, so make sure you’re prepared if it’s a typical hot and humid Hong Kong day. The bay is a popular spot for locals to go fishing (we watched these guys for ages), take the boat out or practise dragon boat racing skills. As mentioned the promenade takes you all the way to Repulse Bay. The Bay is super clean and has plenty of trees providing some lovely shade not so far from the waters edge. There is a great children’s playground, lots of restaurant options and plenty of shops to explore.
At the very southern end of Repulse Bay Beach prominently on display overlooking the sea, are two statues of Kwun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) and Tin Hau (Goddess of Sea) which stand 10 metres high. There are also many other colourful deities representing many folk gods.