We had lovely weather over the Easter holidays (I guess it stopped today!) so we decided to take Lina out in her stroller, and one of the easiest and best walks with a baby is from Deep Water Bay to Repulse Bay. Just ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Island Road and walk to the end of the beach, where the BBQ area is. Behind the BBQ area is the start of the Seaview Promenade.
It’s just 1.5km along the waterfront, but with some scenic views. During the walk, you can enjoy the view over the two bays and you can also see Middle Island with the Royal Yacht Club.
Some parts of the walk are nicely shaded…
… and then you turn a corner and see the massive buildings of Repulse Bay. The curved building is the background is “The Lily”, one of the most expensive developments in Hong Kong.
Why Repulse Bay is called Repulse Bay is still unknown. But what is known is that in the 1910s, Repulse Bay was developed into a beach, and the Repulse Bay Hotel was built in 1920. To attract swimmers, a bus route from Central to Repulse Bay was created, and the beach was extended artificially. There used to be a famous Repulse Bay Hotel, which was demolished in 2 stages during the 1970s and 1980s. Now there is a big new shopping complex, called The Pulse.
The walk ends at Repulse Bay Beach, but you can continue on to The Pulse and the Kuan Yin Temple with the Tin Hau statue at the other side of the beach.