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Big Wave Bay Beach

Latest Beach Grading : Grade 2 (Fair)
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The annual ranking of the beach has been maintained as "Fair" or "Good" since 2008. During a bathing season, the beach mostly achieves Grades 1 and 2, while occasionally it hovers to Grades 3 and 4.
During and after periods of heavy rain, many beaches are likely to be more polluted than the beach grades suggest. Bathers should avoid swimming at beaches for up to three days after a storm or heavy rain.
The public are also advised to avoid swimming at "Grade 4" beaches until the water quality has improved.

Big Wave Bay Beach
Beach Grading in 2020

Big Wave Bay Beach
Breakdown of beach grading in the last three bathing seasons (2017 to 2019)

Figures may not add up to 100% due to roundings

Big Wave Bay Beach
Long-term trend of beach water quality


Big Wave Beach is a popular beach located at Shek O on the eastern part of the Hong Kong Island. Apart from bathers, the beach also attracts surfers particularly during the winter when the easterly gales bring strong waves at sea.

Location: Big Wave Bay Road, Shek O
Beach length: 86 meters
Orientation: Southeast
Public transport routes to Big Wave Bay Beach is
First Bus No. 9 (Shek O --- Shaukeiwan)
Location MapLink to GeoInfo Map

Facilities & Opening Hours

Please visit the Leisure and Cultural Services Department Website or call the Beach Office for details: (


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