Big Wave Bay Beach
Big Wave Bay Beach
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mosto
Hong Kong, China4,107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
I came here via a short easy scenic hike from Siu Sai Wan. The last part of our hike was the descent to Big Wave Bay. It was really scenic and beautiful to see the ocean and the bay together with surfers trying to catch a wave. The sand in the beach was very nice and the beach was not crowded on a weekday. There were less than 15 surfers and swimmers. It’s not a huge bay but it’s good enough. There are a few local cafes and sundry shops open. There’s taxis and buses to take you to the city.
Written 25 November 2021
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Chris W
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Over priced eatery serving Western “junk” food. My toasted ham and cheese sandwich consisted of thick bread with thin slice of ham/cheese which didn’t even reach the edge of the bread! For HKD 55!!! Am iced coffee was HKD$50!!! No denying the view is worth it but your better off taking a picnic and eat in the actual beach or walk 50m up the road to other cheaper and more expansive local eateries which offer both western and local dishes!
Written 28 February 2023
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Rashmi R
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
You don't have to go all the way to Hawaii to experience surfing or body boarding. It's right here in Hong Kong. Big Wave Beach is located on the Eastern district & very well connected by public transport. You can take MTR to Shau Ki Wan , exit A3 and bus no 9 or you can also take a mini bus from there. Taxi is also a good option if you have young children. We took taxi from Taikoo & it cost around a 100 dollars & took us around 25 min to reach. We went on a weekend around 3:30 -4:00pm. I don't know if you hit traffic during weekdays . The transport drops you at the entrance & you will need to walk 5-10 minutes to reach the beach. On the way you will find shops ( they sell surf boards, beach mats,beach toys etc) changing areas & also lockers. There is a small restaurant , I am not very sure what they serve there. As we are vegetarians we usually take something to eat with us. The beach is very clean, like all beaches in Hong Kong. Depending on the tide you may get to experience the waves. They also have a website to give you information on that. There is also a barbecue place along the beach.

The only disadvantage is in the shower area the water is always clogged. This is not the case in other beaches. The changing rooms are not all that well maintained. Most of the beaches we have visited have decent changing rooms.
Written 3 May 2015
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Eka Margaret
Bandung, Indonesia92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I expected to see pretty beach with a good sand after my fours hours hiking, but this bay more over for a surfer. It’s not that bad also, at least my feet can feel the fresh sea water after hiking. Not so many restaurant in this place and the price a little bit expensive (for a budgeting traveler). If you want to do hiking before you end up in this bay, maybe you can prepare a simple picnic lunch and eat while you arrive there. Or if you want to see another beach that bigger than big wave bay, you can go to Sheik O Beach. Closer from this place, just use the public bus.
Written 4 May 2018
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matt80baltimore
Singapore, Singapore94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We ended our dragons back hike here. There are a handful of snack bars and a bus that runs to the mtr. Good low key option, though other spots offer more in terms of services.
Written 29 December 2017
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Tellam
Stockholm, Sweden17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not too much is known about this lovely little spot and even our own hotel receptionists in Aberdeen advised us to go elsewhere as they thought there was "nothing there and it's too far away - better spend the day in Stanley Market!"
Well after a short and inexpensive taxi ride we found ourselves in a beautiful little cove with fine white sand and a good steady beach break. Surf boards can be rented for $60 (plus $100 deposit). We didn't bother with wetsuits, even though it was November, but they too can be rented cheaply.
Body/Boogie boards are also available for $25.
There are a couple of cafés and a cheap restaurant (didn't look the best but was pretty busy)
The cafés sell beer which can be taken onto the beach.
A lovely day out and a friendly surf vibe on the water.
Minibus transport to and from Shek O is regular but so too are the taxis pulling up at dusk to whisk away those going a little further.

Needless to say I delighted in emptying the sand from my shoes in the hotel reception!
Written 25 November 2014
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Fe_Flyer
Boston, MA297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
One doesn't usually visit Hong Kong for the beaches, but when on an extended vacation, it's good to get out of the city. Big Wave Bay is surrounded by the Shek O park, making it an oasis away from the large buildings and city bustle.

Big Wave Bay is reached from the Shau Kai Wan MTR line. If you go to the A2 exit, there are minibuses that go directly to the beach (35 min ride) for HKD 10. Taxis will also take you there.

The beach is in a cove, surrounded by hills. I was there on a Sunday, and there was still plenty of room, even in the shaded spots up under the trees. There are free changing facilities, showers, beach umbrella and chair rental, etc. The sand is fine yellow stuff. It's lifeguarded. Local stores and street food will keep you going all day. This place is popular with the locals and tourists alike.

I reached the beach via the Hong Kong trail sec. 8 over the Dragon's Back (cf). You can use this as a starting point for a hike over the hills or back to Chai Wan station too.
Written 24 August 2014
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Jiraporn K.
Bangkok, Thailand40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Big Wave Bay
จุดนี้เป็นจุดเล่นเซริฟ์บอร์ด เบาๆเกร๋ๆที่สายฝ.และชาวฮ่องกงมานอนอาบแดด หรือฝึกเล่นกระดานโต้คลื่นกัน บ้างก็พาลูก​หลานมาเล่นชายหาด เป็นจุดพักผ่อนสบายๆของคนที่นี่
วิธีมา:
1.นั่งบัสสาย9 หรือมินิบัสเอกชนสีแดง 12 HKD มาจาก MTR​- Shau Kei Wan, Exit A
(MTR Hau kei wan, Exit A--take a bus no. 9 or red minibus route Shek-O)
2.สายโหดที่เรามา trek&trail​ from dragon's back เดินลงเขามาเรื่อยๆ รวมๆจากจุดเริ่มเทรคถึงสุดทางน่าจะราวๆ 5 ชม.เรารวมเวลานั่งพัก ถ่ายรูปวิวทิวทัศน์​แล้วนะคะ
Written 17 October 2019
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kittyivan
Edinburgh, UK461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I've been to many beaches in the Caribbean and Spain and this beach really doesn't compare. It's pretty small but it's ok for Hong Kong. The good thing is it isn't frequented by locals as Hong Kong people do not like to sunbathe so it's mainly Westerners. I really wouldn't recommend using the public toilets here. They are filthy.
Written 19 April 2019
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kasejason
Chicago, IL357 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We visited Big Wave Bay on a Saturday in late March after hiking the Dragon's Back. At first glace, the beach looked very inviting in the afternoon sun. The water wasn't too cold, so I decided to head into the waves for a little body surfing. I soon realized that this was not a great decision. There were three things working against my enjoyment of the water:
1) The water was full of plastic and other waste; 2) The water had so much seaweed that I would end up with large strands of it draping my arms any time I put them in the water; 3) The surfers on the waves were spread across the entire beach, so there was nowhere to swim without a group of surfers trying to catch a wave.

Despite those issues, I decided to make the most of my time there and still try to have some fun. I chose a spot where there were several other swimmers and began to catch some waves. After riding a few, I had finally caught a good sized wave when I felt a hard smash into my wrist. A surfer had attempted to ride the same wave and lost control of his board. It smashed into my outstretched wrist and left with me a massive bruise. I was lucky that the impact somehow missed a direct hit to my bones. This would have left me with broken bones for sure. As it was, it took me three weeks before the wrist was healed.

If you visit this beach with the intention of swimming/ body boarding, you should aim for a weekday to avoid the surfers. If you arrive on a weekend, you would probably be best off if you hang out in the really shallow water away from their boards.

Apart from the issues noted above, the beach is still quite nice. It offers lifeguards, showers, changing rooms, and clean restrooms. There are a few small restaurants in the town and easy access to buses back to the MTR. When combined with a hike along the Dragon's Back, a trip to Big Wave Bay can make for a pleasant day trip. I don't know if the seaweed was unique to the time of year in which I visited. I hadn't seen references to it before my trip, so it is possible that it was only seasonal. I am guessing that the plastic waste is probably a problem throughout the year, but that seemed to be the case just about anywhere we went in Hong Kong.
Written 15 April 2018
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