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China, Guilin, Yangshuo village, Li river
Yangshuo is an iconic attraction near the Guilin town. It's the birthplace of backpacking in China. Karst mountains form a unique pastoral scenery, which can compete with Tuscan hills. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (239 votes)

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Japan, Yurigahama beach
Yurigahama is a sandbank located a mile to the east of Yoronjima island in Japan. It is completely covered by the water during the high tide. However, this place is popular among tourists. Shallow lagoon is good for swimming in the clear water, sand is white, and the coral reef has great snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (29 votes)
China, Hainan, Wuzhizhou island, beach
Wuzhizhou is a small paradise island near the Hainan island in China. There are excellent sandy beaches and large artificial reefs with good diving. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (256 votes)
China, Hainan island, Yalong Bay, beach garden
Yalong Bay is the best beach in Hainan island in China. There are lots of hotels, so do not expect to find any privacy. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (585 votes)
China, Hainan, Boao kite beach
Boao is a kite beach of Qionghai town in Hainan island, China. The northern coast is green with luxury resorts and kitesurf schools, while south end is a popular sandbank known as Jade Belt Beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (246 votes)
China, Shenzhen, Xichong beach, tiki huts
Xichong is one of the best beaches in Shenzhen, China. Entrance fee is much cheaper in comparison with other beaches. If you walk a little along the coast, it is possible to find a quiet place without crowds. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (112 votes)
China, Hainan, Riyue Bay beach, palms
Riyue Bay (Riyuewan) is the best surfer beach on the east coast of Hainan Island in China. Good wave attracts surfers from all around the world, while beautiful coastline with palms is perfect for sunbathers. The beach don't suffer from crowds, as it's located far the popular Sanya district. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (138 votes)
China, Hainan, Dadonghai beach, sand
Dadonghai is a popular beach in the south of Hainan island in China. The sheltered bay protects water from strong waves, while classical landscape with palm trees can be found near some luxury hotels. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (60 votes)
Japan, Yoron, Udonosu beach
Udonosu is a laid back beach in the west of Yoron island, Japan. There is white sand with occasional rocks ashore, as well as good entry into the water. Sometimes there are strong waves, so be careful with children. The beach has no shadow, nor shops with food, but the snorkeling is good enough. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (9 votes)
China, Shenzhen, Xiaomeisha beach
Xiaomeisha is a beach to the east of Shenzhen in China (50¥ entrance fee). In comparison with the neighboring Dameisha beach, it's more beautiful, cleaner and with less people. However there is still crowd in good weather, and you have to pay for everything. There is also Shenzhen Ocean World near the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (213 votes)
China, Beihai Silver Beach (Yin Tan)
Beihai Silver Beach is one of the best beaches in China. Strange, but it is really a great beach in all respects. The only bad thing about it are incredible crowds. However, the beach is very long, so you may just walk enough to find a relatively secluded place. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (86 votes)
China, Hainan, Shimei Bay, Le Meridien beach
Shimei Bay is a surfer beach for the rich men in the Hainan island of China. Upscale hotels offer highest level of luxury. However, the coastline is not so good in comparison with more democratic Riyuewan beach located nearby. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (130 votes)
China, Xiamen beach, palms
Xiamen is a large city in China - not far from Taiwan. There are a lot of nice beaches in the southeast of the island, but sea water is usually dirty. For a clean and quiet beach it is better to move to the neighboring Gulangyu island. Xiamen is also considered to be one and the best places for kitesurfing in China. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (319 votes)
China, Shenzhen, Dameisha beach
Dameisha is a popular beach in the eastern suburbs of Shenzhen in China. The coastline is beautiful with white sand and good amenities. However, during the high season it's overcrowded with tons of trash, so even regular cleanup don't help. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (150 votes)
South Korea, Hyeopjae beach, sandbank
Hyeopjae is an excellent beach on Jeju island in South Korea. Black rock formations with white sand look spectacular, and give an opportunity to swim and to snorkel. During the low tide, pleasant shallow water is exposed in the central part of the beach, which is very good for young children. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (27 votes)
China, Qingdao, Golden Beach (Huangdao)
Golden Beach is one of the best beaches in Qingdao, China. It's slightly remoted from the city center, however, there is an incredible crowd of locals in July and August. It is better to come here in the afternoon, when most of the tourists start to walk away. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (44 votes)
South Korea, Jeju, Hamdeok beach
Hamdeok is an excellent beach near the airport of Jeju island in South Korea. There are few sections, so if there are too many people around you, just walk a little to the left or to the right. There are black rocks and white sand, as well as a number of palms, - that can be rarely found on other beaches of the island. Sea water is always calm and shallow, so this place is perfect for families with children. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (46 votes)
South Korea, Jeju, Jungmun beach
Jungmun is a popular beach in the south of Jeju island being one of the best in South Korea. High hills come close to the sea, making unusual and beautiful landscape. During the high tide, there are usually strong waves, while at low tide you can chill out in a shallow water at the east end of the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (34 votes)
Taiwan, Penghu, Shanshui beach
Shanshui is a good beach in the south of Penghu island in Taiwan - not far from the airport. In winter it is a great surfer's spot, while summer time is fine for sunbathing and swimming. It can be crowded during the weekends, as it's one of the best beaches in Taiwan. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (44 votes)
Japan, Ishigaki island, Kabira Bay beach, boats
Kabira Bay - the best beach in Ishigaki island in Japan. There are always lots of boats ready to take you on a scenic tour around bay islands. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (89 votes)
China, Shanghai, Putuoshan isl, beach
Putuoshan is a popular tourist island nor far from Shanghai. There is Mount Putuo - one of the Buddist sacred places, as well as many good beaches. There are crowds of tourists - especially in the weekends and national holidays. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (116 votes)
China, Qingdao, Beach No 1 (Huiquan Bay)
Beach No. 1 is the most popular beach of Qingdao in eastern China. The beach is beautiful with good amenities, but in high season it is very overcrowded. Thus it's dirty both on the beach, as well as in the water. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (32 votes)
China, Weihai International Beach
Weihai International Beach is a popular beach in Weihai town located 100 miles to the north-east of Qingdao in China. The beach is good in all respects, but extremely overcrowded. And it is not very "international", as there are a lot of foreigners in all famous beaches of China. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (40 votes)
China, Hainan, Sanya Bay beach, palms
Sanya Bay is a city beach of the Hainan island capital in China. It would be a perfect beach with palm trees, if not a large number of high-rise buildings. Most of the tourists here are the local Chinese. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (309 votes)
Taiwan, Penghu, Jibei isl, sandspit
Jibei is a small island in the north of Penghu archipelago of Taiwan, known for its sandspit. The beach is good, but as it often happens, aerial view is more impressive than it is in the reality. During the high season there are a lot of motorized water activities, that is not very good for a pure relaxation. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (119 votes)
China, Zhuhai beach, water edge
Zhuhai is a city in China just near Macau. The coastline is clean, while the water is dirty. There are relatively no many holidaymakers. Xianglu Bay is the most famous beach in town. For the clear water without crowds you should travel to the islands: Hebao, Dong'ao and Wailingding. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (162 votes)
Japan, Okinawa, Zamami island, Furuzamami beach, view to the south
Furuzamami (Furu Zamami) - best beach in Okinawa prefecture. The beach located in a small Zamami island (southwest of the main island). / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (289 votes)
China, Shanghai, Shengsi, Sijiao island, beach
Shengsi is the nearest to Shanghai good beach. It is located on the Sijiao island of the Shengsi archipelago - to the east of Shanghai. The island has several beaches including Golden Sand Beach in the north and Nanchangtu in the south. Sea water is clean, and the shore is not overcrowded due to the poor transport accessibility of the archipelago. In addition it is a great place to eat fresh seafood. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (269 votes)
Hong Kong, Repulse Bay beach
Repulse Bay is the best city beach in Hong Kong. Soft sand and trees give a comfort to sunbathe, and high-rise buildings form a beautiful landscape. Sea water is calm and comply with all sanitary norms. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (76 votes)
China, Beidaihe beach
Beidaihe is an ocean beach closest to Beijing - the capital of China. It's hard to believe, but there is a relatively nice beach not far from Beijing (though not the best even by the standards of China). A little to the north there is also the place (Shanhaiguan), where the Great Wall meets the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (215 votes)
China, Hainan, Tianya Haijiao beach, palm
Tianya Haijiao is a popular recreation area in the south of Hainan Island in China. There are a lot of huge rocks, that form a landscape looking like Seychelles islands. There are also areas with beautiful palm trees. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (897 votes)
Taiwan, Penghu, Aimen beach
Aimen is the longest beach on Penghu island, Taiwan. It is a popular spot for picnics and all kinds of water activities. But if you walk a little further to the north, you'll get to a secluded beachfront Lintou Park. It is also beautiful, but the bottom is not suitable for swimming due to sharp corals. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (15 votes)
Pricia Resort Yoron beach
Pricia is a hotel beach on Yoron island in Japan. Entry into the water is convenient, while there is a good snorkeling on the house reef. If you walk a little to the left behind the rocks, there is another beach - a long one and completely secluded. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (7 votes)
Hong Kong, Cheung Sha beach, low tide
Cheung Sha is a chain of long beaches in the south of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The beaches are surrounded by beautiful mountains, popular among hang gliders enthusiasts. We recommended to swim only in areas protected by the shark nets. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (29 votes)
China, Qingdao, Shilaoren beach
Shilaoren is the longest beach of Qingdao in China. It's relatively remoted from the downtown, so there are no many people (by the Chinese standards). Sea water is not quite clear and suffers from strong tides. Recent years another problem occured: lots of algae washed to the coastline from the ocean. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (35 votes)
Taiwan, Kenting beach, view to the east
Kenting - the best beach in the south of Taiwan. It's almost always quite warm here due to the tropical climate. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (202 votes)
Taiwan, Baishawan beach, view to east
Baishawan (White Sand Bay) - is a beach in the northern Taiwan near Taipei. The beach is nice with light sand and trees, and not so overcrowded as Fulong. During the low tide you'll have to walk a bit to the depths, as the water becomes shallow. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (99 votes)
Macau, Cheoc Van beach (Bamboo Bay), rocks
Cheoc Van - is a small beach in the south of Macau. In general, it's not too bad for a city beach. And there are usually no many people. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (51 votes)
China, Shandong, Rizhao beach
Rizhao is a city in the south of Shandong province, China. It is not wide known as a place for a beach holiday. However, the northern shore has good beaches, and these are relatively deserted. Recent years, the algae attacked the coast, - quite like as in the neighboring Qingdao. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (63 votes)
Hong Kong, Shek O beach, view to left
Shek O is a nice beach in the southern Hong Kong. Formally, this is a city beach. But it is a true wild nature with beautiful scenery and without highrise buildings. As a consequence, there is always a lot of people, - especially on weekends and when the weather is good. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (77 votes)
Japan, Okinawa, Tokashiki island, Aharen beach, view from the top
Aharen - a great beach in Tokashiki island in Okinawa archipelago. There is also good snorkeling here. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (158 votes)
Taiwan, Hualien, Jici beach
Jici is a surfer beach with black sand in the east of Taiwan. Usually there are strong waves, but sometimes the water can be calm making it possible to swim safe. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (52 votes)
Hong Kong, Cheung Chau island, Kwun Yam Wan beach
Cheung Chau is a small island in the south-west of Hong Kong. There are few good beaches and authentic atmosphere of the old China. Kwun Yam Wan is the best beach of the island, - it's located on the east bay, just behind the helipad. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (18 votes)
Hong Kong, Tai Long Wan beach, aerial view
Tai Long Wan - beach near Hong Kong. Located in the National Park and includes several bays. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (126 votes)
Japan, Okinawa, Minna-jima beach, Jetski
Minna-jima (Minnajima) - beach in tiny island of the same name, located near the western coast of the Big Okinawa island. The water is perfectly clear, and the sand is almost white. / read more » /
Rating: 6.8 (125 votes)
China, Dalian, Fujiazhuang beach
Fujiazhuang is the best beach in Dalian city located in northeast China. It looks nice with good transportation from the downtown, and there is no such a crowd like in the central city beach. Please note that Dalian is not a place for a beach holiday, so don't expect too much. / read more » /
Rating: 6.8 (49 votes)
Macau, Hac Sa (Black Sand Beach), stairway
Hac Sa - is a long beach with black sand in the south-east of Macao. In recent years, great works have been done to save the waterfront, - white sand was added everywhere. As a result, the beach lost its authenticity, but it became much more beautiful. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (396 votes)
Hong Kong, Stanley main beach
Stanley is a beach in the south of Hong Kong. There is also St. Stephen's Beach located nearby, on the opposite side of the peninsula. Stanley district has many attractions, as well as few beautiful hiking trails in the surrounding hills. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (118 votes)
South Korea, Sokcho beach
Sokcho is a popular city beach in South Korea. It's rather mediocre, but quite Ok to spend a weekend by the sea. Near the central entrance to the beach, there are usually a lot of people, so it makes sense to walk a little to the south. Iconic Seorak Mountain is located not far from the town. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (141 votes)
South Korea, Udo island, Seobin beach, walking
Seobin - beach in Udo island. It's the only coral beach in South Korea. / read more » /
Rating: 6.5 (67 votes)
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