There’s more to Hong Kong than stainless steel and glass, and Deep Water Bay Beach is one of the best spots to be reminded of that. Overlooked in favour of better known Repulse Bay, this is a great spot for those living nearby for long stretches of mid-week beach lounging; catch up on your reading with no one to disturb and watch Ocean Park’s cable cars over Nam Long Shan.

Buses No. 6, 6A or 260 from Central’s Exchange Square go to Deep Water Bay. Also NWFB 65 from North Point, Citybus routes 73 from Wah Fu, Aberdeen and 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui, and green minibuses 40 from Causeway Bay and 52 from Shek Pei Wan, Aberdeen.