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Repulse Bay

Listed under Beaches in Hong Kong, China.

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Far from repulsive, this bay is one of the most spectacular in Hong Kong. The name comes from pirates being ‘repulsed’ by the British Fleet, and not ‘cause they were ugly or smelly, probably because they once had a ship stationed here called the HMS Repulse. Post pirates and at the beginning of the 20th Century the bay was developed into a beach to go with the Repulse Bay Hotel – now a shopping mall. These days it’s an upmarket residential area with nice conveniences for visiting swimmers.

If you have sensitive toes you might notice that the sand on the shore is rougher than the sand further away – the secret is that the beach has extended and extra sand has been brought in.

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