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13 Hong Kong beaches still closed ahead of the weekend

Written by
Douglas Parkes

The massive palm oil spill that first afflicted Hong Kong beaches last week is continuing to affect them this weekend. Time Out Hong Kong contacted the affected beaches and the following told us they are all still hoisting red flags:

• Hung Shing Yeh, Lamma
• Lo So Shing, Lamma 
• Deep Water Bay Beach, Southside
• Middle Bay, Southside
• Repulse Bay, Southside 
• South Bay, Southside
• Chung Hom Kok, Stanley
• St Stephen's Beach, Stanley
• Turtle Cove Beach, Stanley
• Upper Cheung Sha, Lantau
• Lower Cheung Sha, Lantau
• Pui O Beach, Lantau
• Tong Fuk Beach, Lantau

Officially, a red flag means the beach is ‘closed’ with no life guards on duty and swimming not advised. Officials said the status of certain beaches could change over the course of the weekend, so check beforehand if you’re planning any beach trips this weekend.

If you need further recommendations for great beaches in Hong Kong, check our guide to Hong Kong’s top 10 beaches. Sai Kung is currently the area least affected.

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