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.

The views are really worth the time and effort /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson

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

some rope climbing is needed /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson
Rocky terrain to climb over. Go slow and steady /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson

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.

It’s not all pristine beauty, however it shouldn’t deter you from going /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson
LOTS of people on the weekend /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson

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.

The trail starts here /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson
The hiking trail /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson
Can also get the bus /Image courtesy of Joe Macpherson

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