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Silver Mine Bay Beach has generally good water quality. The annual ranking of the beach was mostly “Fair” in recent years, it achieved “Good” ranking in 2004 and 2007. During a bathing season, the beach usually achieves the weekly rating of Grade 2, while occasionally it hovers to Grade 1 or 3. The beach was temporarily closed between November 21, 2016 and July 17, 2018 to carry out the “Improvement Works at Silver Mine Bay Beach, Mui Wo, Lantau Island” project under the Signature Project Scheme (Islands District).

Beach water quality will be affected by the surface run off or discharge from the hinterland during and after heavy rain and bathers are advised not to swim at the beach for up to three days after a storm or heavy rain.   The public are also advised not to swim at the beach until the water quality has improved.

Silver Mine Bay Beach
Beach Grading in 2021

Silver Mine Bay Beach
Breakdown of beach grading in the last three bathing seasons (2018 to 2020)

Figures may not add up to 100% due to roundings

Silver Mine Bay Beach
Long-term trend of beach water quality


Silver Mine Bay Beach is one of the five public beaches on Lantau Island. It is very close to the Mui Wo Ferry Pier, by a walking distance of about 10 minutes. The beach is enclosed in a bay and the sea condition is usually calm.

Tung Wan Tau Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island
Beach length:
210 meters
Public transport routes to Silvermine Bay Beach are:
First Ferry (Central Pier 6 --- Mui Wo)
First Ferry (Tsim Sha Tsui --- Mui Wo) available on Saturday, Sunday and holiday
First Ferry (Peng Chau--Mui Wo--Chi Ma Wan)
New Lantao Bus No. 1 (Mui Wo – Tai O)
New Lantao Bus No. 2 (Mui Wo - Ngong Ping)
New Lantao Bus No. 3M (Tung Chung Town Centre - Mui Wo)
New Lantao Bus No. 4 (Mui Wo - Tong Fuk)
Location MapLink to GeoInfo Map

Facilities & Opening Hours

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