If you are looking for a place where you can spend some quality time with your family and friends, and of course, your doggie, then there are some excellent options for doggie-friendly beach areas in Hong Kong, where you get to spend time with your fur-kids and they can swim to their hearts’ content.
Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed on HK’s gazetted beaches, managed by LCSD, and we are advised to follow their advice by NOT taking dogs to the beach, throwing sand or stones or spitting!! [http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/culture/recreation/water/safetyatbeach.htm].
Taking that on board, there are a few little sweet spots that a little birdie told me about which may be worth to investigate……
Shek O, Stanley and Sai Kung are activity hot spots for you and your dog! Not only do they have accessible beaches, but also dog-friendly facilities for the important serving of tasty morsels and recovery beverages! Access is easy by taxi. Not all taxis will take pets, but with persistence, you’ll find your cabbie.
Stanley Ma Hang Park at the end of Stanley promenade (past Murray House) is a moderately sized beach where lots of dog lovers go. There is also a shopping centre, Stanley Plaza, and restaurants nearby where your doggies are more than welcome to join you. Sometimes they might even get a treat or two from the waiters when it’s not busy, but for sure, they will attract lots of attention and head scratches if you’d like! Stanley Main Beach, near the sailing schooland dragon boats is another spot with many a doggie frolicking in the waters.
Shek O ‘Back Beach’ (actually Rocky Bay Beach) is behind the old bus terminus and down through the back of the village. A super little outdoor pub serving refreshments.
There is another sneaky find near the inlet at the Tai Tam Harbour, just alongside Hong Kong International School, off Tai Tam Reservoir Rd.