Safety at the Beach

Beaches are extremely popular in Hong Kong. Here you can learn about the general safety issues to consider when going to the beach, the warning signals you might see, how to stay safe at the beach and other information that might be important when you decide to head out to the sun and sand.

What to Expect at the Beach

Hong Kong’s beaches are ideal places to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Lifeguard services are provided at 38 out of the 41 gazetted beaches managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department at the following times.

Map of Gazetted Beaches on Hong Kong IslandMap of Gazetted Beaches in the New TerritoriesLifeguard Service Hours at BeachesBeach informationWater Safety and Warning SignalsDos and Don'ts at BeachesGeneral Safety AdviceSafety Advice on How to Avoid Short Attack

Beach Water Quality

To ensure that you can obtain the latest information on beach water quality before heading out to the sun and sand, all public beaches are monitored. Further information on beach water quality, monitoring and the associated gradings is available on the link below.

Beach Water Quality

Weather Information for Water Sports

As a final consideration to ensure your safety on the beach, you can access weather information specifically collated for water sports enthusiasts. The Hong Kong Observatory developed a website displaying weather information for water sports.  Real-time weather observations as well as weather forecast generated from high-resolution computer model are available on the website for reference by users.

Weather Information for Water Sports
Last review date: November 2016