Hung Shing Yeh Beach

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Hung Shing Yeh Beach
洪聖爺灣泳灘
Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Lamma Island.jpg
Hung Shing Yeh Beach in 2011
Map showing the location of Hung Shing Yeh Beach
Map showing the location of Hung Shing Yeh Beach
LocationLamma Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°13′08″N 114°07′08″E / 22.21889°N 114.11889°E / 22.21889; 114.11889Coordinates: 22°13′08″N 114°07′08″E / 22.21889°N 114.11889°E / 22.21889; 114.11889
Length150 metres
GeologyBeach
Patrolled byLeisure and Cultural Services Department

The Hung Shung Yeh Beach (Chinese: 洪聖爺灣泳灘) is a beach on Lamma Island, Hong Kong.[1] It is the most popular beach on Lamma Island. The beach is equipped with toilets, showers and changing rooms. It is also protected by shark net. The beach overlooks the Lamma Power Station.

History[edit]

On 11 March 1979, about 100 Vietnamese refugees aboard the Skyluck freighter jumped ship and swam to Lamma Island.[2] About half of them were picked up at sea by police, while the other half mainly landed at Hung Shing Yeh Beach. They were all captured by the police.[3]

The beach building was completed by the Regional Council in 1997/1998. The new structure comprised changing rooms, toilets, a first aid room, a staff office, a catamaran store, a lifeguard lookout, and waste treatment facilities.[4]

Features[edit]

  • BBQ pits (9 nos.)
  • Changing rooms
  • Showers and toilets

Transportation[edit]

The beach can be reached by walking for about 30 minutes from the Yung Shue Wan ferry pier.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leisure and Cultural Services Department - Beaches and Swimming Pools". Lcsd.gov.hk. 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-04-21.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "The Faces of Irregular Migrants: Photograph Collection". University of British Columbia. 2001.
  3. ^ Wong, Eileen (12 March 1979). "Refugees leap overboard in protest swim". South China Morning Post. p. 1.
  4. ^ Pau, S.H. (5 July 1996). "This project will help the public". South China Morning Post. p. 20.

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