Hike the beautiful coastline of Dongchong beach
Dongxichong is a Shenzhen coastal beach hike between dongchong beach and xichong beach. It is around 6.5KM and takes around 5 hours. You can get absolutely breathtaking views of the coastline on this hike and it really really is worth it. The fresh air, sound of the ocean waves, and the majestic sweeping coastline.
There is a lot of up and down and rope/chain climbing. It can be very slippery. A lot of ‘boulder’ and rock scrambling is also required and balance can be difficult so go slow and steady. Accidents do happen here, and the rocks are very uneven. The downslopes are also treacherous and you really do need to be careful
Good level of fitness is required for this, and some hiking experience. The views, and nature really are fantastic, but some negatives. On the weekend there is a enormous amount of people, and a human traffic jam. Very annoying and a little dangerous. I can begin to explain just how many people there here on the weekend. There is also unfortunately trash everywhere here.
There is no shade anywhere, so on a hit sunny day you will be exposed. Bring lots of sunscreen and water (you can buy along the way) and bring cash too. I highly recommend this Shenzhen beach hike, it really is a must try at some point.
Chinese Name: 东冲海滩
Address: Dongyong Tourist Area, Longgang District, Shenzhen 深圳市龙岗区东涌旅游区内
My advice is to get metro line 8 to Yantian then get a taxi to Dongchong village (approx 1 hour and 200-300rmb)
End point is Xichong beach and you can take a car from there to wherever (the guys will be there so negotiate) it is unlikely to book a didi here
Start at Dongchong village and enter the trail near the community center. End point is Xichong sightseeing beach.
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