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Silverstrand Beach to reopen
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     Here is an item of interest to swimmers.

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (October 30) that Silverstrand Beach in Sai Kung District will reopen on November 1 (Thursday). The beach was temporarily closed earlier for clearance of debris and fallen trees as well as repairs of the shark prevention net and beach facilities after the typhoon.

     Fifteen beaches under the LCSD have been reopened recently. They are Butterfly Beach, Cafeteria Old Beach, Cafeteria New Beach, Castle Peak Beach, Golden Beach and Kadoorie Beach in Tuen Mun District; Anglers' Beach, Approach Beach, Hoi Mei Wan Beach and Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach in Tsuen Wan District; Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Lo So Shing Beach, Pui O Beach and Silver Mine Bay Beach in Islands District; and Repulse Bay Beach in Southern District.

     Meanwhile, other gazetted beaches in Southern, Tsuen Wan, Islands and Sai Kung Districts, including Deep Water Bay Beach which is normally open all year round, will remain closed until further notice as much longer time is needed for repairing beach facilities and damaged shark prevention nets or clearing debris due to the severe damage brought about by the typhoon earlier. Red flags have been hoisted at these beaches.

     The LCSD reminds members of the public not to go to the beaches that are temporarily closed, and not to swim or participate in other activities at those beaches for the sake of safety.
Ends/Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:30
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