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Full lifeguard services to be provided at gazetted beaches during swimming season
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (March 29) that full lifeguard services will be provided at 37 gazetted beaches from April 1. Swimmers are urged to take heed of water safety while having fun.

     The 37 gazetted beaches are:
Hong Kong Island:
District            Gazetted Beach
Southern         Big Wave Bay Beach
                      Chung Hom Kok Beach
                      Deep Water Bay Beach
                      Middle Bay Beach
                      Repulse Bay Beach
                      Shek O Beach
                      South Bay Beach
                      St Stephen's Beach
                      Stanley Main Beach
                      Turtle Cove Beach

New Territories:
District            Gazetted Beach
Islands            Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach
                      Hung Shing Yeh Beach
                      Kwun Yam Beach
                      Lo So Shing Beach
                      Lower Cheung Sha Beach
                      Pui O Beach
                      Tong Fuk Beach
                      Upper Cheung Sha Beach
Sai Kung         Clear Water Bay First Beach
                      Clear Water Bay Second Beach
                      Hap Mun Bay Beach
                      Kiu Tsui Beach
                      Silverstrand Beach
                      Trio Beach
Tsuen Wan      Anglers' Beach
                      Approach Beach
                      Casam Beach
                      Hoi Mei Wan Beach
                      Lido Beach
                      Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach
                      Ting Kau Beach

Tuen Mun        Butterfly Beach
                      Cafeteria New Beach
                      Cafeteria Old Beach
                      Castle Peak Beach
                      Golden Beach
                      Kadoorie Beach

     Silver Mine Bay Beach in Islands District has been temporarily closed for "Improvement Works at Silvermine Bay Beach, Mui Wo, Lantau Island" under the Signature Project Scheme (Islands District). The beach is expected to reopen in mid-2018.
     During the swimming season (from April to October), lifeguard services will be provided daily at these beaches from 9am to 6pm. The services will be extended from 8am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the peak period from June to August.
     The LCSD urges the public to observe water safety and swim at the beaches only when lifeguard services are available. Please stay out of the water when a red flag is hoisted.
Ends/Thursday, March 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00
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