Only 20 minutes away from Central by bus costing less than USD $1, Repulse Bay has long been a popular sunbathing destination for locals, although most wouldn't be able to afford homes in this part of the city. The long beach in a protected bay has shower facilities, lifeguard service, and shark prevention nets
The southern part of Hong Kong Island is hilly and green with mostly lowrise homes that have sea views.
A closer look at the beach reveals a busy weekend crowd thanks to the blue sky.
The building with the hole in it is part of the Repulse Bay Complex, which has 8 residential towers in total on the former site of the Repulse Bay Hotel that was demolished in 1982.
A short flat walk leads to Deep Water Bay, a smaller, less-crowded beach also along the bus line and even closer to the city. You can see the paved path along the coast below.