Deep Water Bay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Deep Water Bay seen from Ocean Park cable car.
Deep Water Bay Beach.
View of Brick Hill and Ocean Park across Deep Water Bay.

Deep Water Bay (Chinese: 深水灣) is a bay on the southern shore of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. The bay is surrounded by Shouson Hill, Brick Hill, Violet Hill and Middle Island.

Beneath the hill of Violet Hill is a beach, Deep Water Bay Beach. The bay is reachable by Island Road, a road connecting Repulse Bay and Wong Chuk Hang.

Deep Water Bay is the landing point for SEA-ME-WE 3, TGN-IA and TVH submarine telecommunications cables.

History[edit]

The bay is mentioned on an early colonial map of Hong Kong 1845.

Deep Water Bay Beach[edit]

Less known to tourists than the adjacent Repulse Bay, Deep Water Bay Beach is nonetheless very popular among local people. A pathway connecting the two beaches, Seaview Promenade allows joggers and walkers alike to exercise alongside the seashore while admiring the stunning sea view.

Changing rooms, shower facilities and barbecue pits are available under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

There are two restaurants: Copacabana and Coco Thai. Closed as of April 2011

Conservation[edit]

Deep Water Bay Valley was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 2008.[1][2]

Transportation[edit]

Buses No. 6, 6A or 260 from Central's Exchange Square go to Deep Water Bay. Also NWFB 65, Citybus routes 73 and 973, and green minibuses 40 and 52.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°14′N 114°11′E / 22.233°N 114.183°E / 22.233; 114.183