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By Zilia Tam | July 3rd, 2024

While summer sets in full blast, there is no better time to plan a getaway to the beaches and nearby shores.

As a city on the central coast of Guangdong, Shenzhen’s beach and seaside havens have something to delight every type of traveler. In this travel guide, we’ve curated a selection of the top seaside locales in Shenzhen worth visiting this season!

Dameisha Beach

Dameisha Beach
Dameisha Beach

Situated in scenic Mirs Bay, Dameisha Beach is one of Shenzhen’s largest and most lively beach destinations. Known for its energetic atmosphere and diverse array of activities, it offers a high-energy beach experience for visitors.

At Dameisha Beach, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, from swimming to more thrilling activities like horseback riding and parasailing.

Adding to the romantic ambiance are iconic landmarks like the Everlasting Love Stone at the end of the Plank Road and the Wish Tower at the center of the beach, making it an idyllic getaway for couples.

Transportation:

Bus:
Take bus b703/ b961 and get off at Haibin Bath (Haibin Yuchang) Station
Take bus 308 and get off at Haibin Bath Three (Haibin Yuchang ③) Station

Metro:
Line 8 (Dameisha Station) 

Point to Note:

Online booking in advance is required: Search the public account [Shenzhen City Affairs Guide] (深圳城事攻略) on WeChat, follow it, and send the message [Limited Lines] (限行) in the dialog box to complete the reservation.

Judiaosha Beach and Dapeng Fortress

Judiaosha Beach. Photo: Trip.com / official
Judiaosha Beach. Photo: Trip.com / official

Situated on the eastern coast of the Dapeng Peninsula and surrounded by hills, Judiaosha Beach is widely regarded as one of Shenzhen’s most beautiful beaches. The beach is renowned for its fine, white sand that has earned it the local nickname “Silver Beach.”

For those seeking an array of thrilling activities, the New Sports Ocean Sports Centre adjacent to the beach offers a diverse range of options, including sailing, yachting, kayaking, and even exhilarating water motor racing. 

Dapeng Fortress. Photo: Government website
Dapeng Fortress. Photo: Government website

In the same Dapeng district as Judiaosha Beach, the historic Dapeng Fortress also offers visitors a glimpse into Shenzhen’s history. Originally built in 1394 to protect the area from pirates, the fortress has since evolved into a charming, walled village filled with boutique stores showcasing locally made souvenirs and art.

Transportation:

Bus:
PJ4: Huangbeiling Metro Station ④, Guangling, Judiaosha, Yangmeikeng
PJ6: Huangbeiling Metro Station ④, Guangling, Jiaochangwei, Dapeng Fortress

Yunhai Park

Yunhai Park. Photo: Government website
Yunhai Park. Photo: Government website

Located in Yantian District, Yunhai Park offers a 4,000-square-meter grassland for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities like picnics and walks. The park’s crown jewel is the Yunhai Forest Service Station, an important ecological initiative that offers views over the Yantian Port from Maluan Mountain at an elevation of 380 meters. Visitors can take in the stunning vistas of Shenzhen’s natural landscapes from this point, seamlessly connecting the park’s verdant greenery to the nearby coastline. 

Transportation:

Metro: Line 8 to Haishan Station, Exit B and walk along Haishan Road to take a shuttle bus

East Lake Park

East Lake Park. Photo: By Huangdan2060 - Own work, CC0
East Lake Park. Photo: By Huangdan2060 – Own work, CC0

East Lake Park features a vast artificial lake perfect for boating, as well as 12 distinct scenic areas to explore. Highlights include the Rhododendron Sculpture Garden, the city’s only all-azalea garden, and the charming white European-style castle at the zoo entrance, which serves as a picturesque photo backdrop. Beyond the stunning natural landscapes, the park also offers cultural and recreational amenities like a calligraphy and painting gallery, tennis courts, and fishing areas. 

Transportation:

Metro: Take Line 2 and get off at Liantang Station (Exit C)

Sea World Culture and Arts Center

The Sea World Culture and Arts Center is a stunning architectural showcase located amidst lush greenery on a panoramic waterfront site, featuring a minimalist design. The Center’s simple yet striking white palette, abundant use of glass, and high ceilings create an airy, light-filled ambiance that highlights the visual impact of the art exhibits within. 

Transportation

Metro:

  • Take Line 2 and get off at Sea World Station (Exit A)