When you arrived in Repulse Bay you will hardly believe that you are in a big metropolitan city like Hong Kong. Repulse Bay is famous among locals for the wide beach and it is great to enjoy a day off in a resort-like setting like this. Don’t forget your towel and your swimming trunks if you want to stay for a swim and/or sunbath.
The main reason of being popular might be that Repulse Bay beach can be easily accessed by bus and public transportation (similar to the Stanley Main Beach). Another fact is that this beach has extensive facilities like showers, bathrooms, parking spaces, lifeguards and safety shark nets for swimmers. To my opinion the beach is popular due to its beautiful sand, large open spaces for tanning and swimming in combination with the great panoramic views of the ocean and horizon.
Repulse Bay is also known as one of the most expensive residential districts. There are nice real estates and buildings along your way and if you look behind you, you will see a very special designed building with a hole in the middle. Feng Shui rules say that in order not to block the dragon’s way behind the building and give him access to the ocean the building needed to be constructed this way. In summer weekends, here can be very busy. But other times, here is peaceful and quite.
Hong Kong has many other pretty and popular beaches with great sands and pleasant views. To know more about where these beaches are and what facilities they provide on the beaches, you can read our article “Hong Kong Top Beaches“.
Tin Hau Temple
Tin Hau Temple is a temple dedicated to protectors of the fishermen. It is one of the oldest temple in Hong Hong, where has the skin of Hong Kong’s last wild tiger. Besides, there are two huge statues of Tin Hau and Kwun Yum (Guan Yin) as well as a Chinese style garden leading down to the beach. Make sure to cross the little bridge – Longevity Bridge. It is said your life will be prolonged for three more days each time you cross the bridge.
Insider Tips: Hong Kong has over 70 Tin Hau Temples spreading around almost everywhere in Hong Kong. If you wonder why Tin Hau Temple is so popular, because she is believed to be the “Goddess of the sea” protecting the fishermen and sailors working on the ocean as well as the residents in the coastal areas. Tin Hau is actually a English translation of Cantonese which is commonly called Mazu in Taiwan and Fujian China. Besides this Tin Hau Temple in Repulse Bay, other popular Tin Hau Temple for tourists are the Tin Hau Temple on Temple Street, Tin Hau Temple in Tai O, Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen as well as the Tin Hau Temple on Lamma Island. If you paid attention, when you take MTR, you will notice there is one station called “Tin Hau”.
How to Get to Repulse Bay and nearby attractions:
Please refer to the article “Stanley and Repulse Bay” for the information.
Map and Locations of Repulse Bay and nearby Attractions