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Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Most people would probably not really think of Shenzhen as a beach destination. But, Shenzhen does have some beaches, and they’re not bad when compared with some of the other places in coastal China. Granted, you’re likely to run into some heavy Chinese crowds on the weekends wearing very traditional bathing suits, the sand and the waters are probably not as nice as the nearby Hong Kong or Hainan a bit further away, but… don’t let that keep you away – the Shenzhen government tries its best to boost things up by adding public art and good facilities.

Take Da Mei Sha Seaside Park near the Dapeng Bay, for example. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. All over the beach are gigantic statues of dancing angels. It truly makes for a special beach atmosphere.

 

Here, take a look…

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

 

So, even in gloomy weather things look terrific, don’t they?

 

If you want to know a bit about the beach, Travel Guide China has a bit of promotional info:

Da Meisha and Xiao Meisha are two beaches which form the coastal scenic area on the shore of Dapeng Bay in Yantian District of Shenzhen City. This scenic area has been a popular place where people have been happy since ancient times. Nowadays guesthouses, hotels, villas and camping houses can be found along the seashore offering tourists somewhere to relax and enjoy the beautiful seaside scenery. […]

Da Meisha Scenic Area boasts Shenzhen City’s longest beach which is 1.8 kilometers in length (about 1.1 miles). The beach is wide and the sand here is fine and soft while the clear seawater is shining in the sunlight. ‘Wave Surfing on the Da Meisha Beach’ is one of the ‘Top Eight Scenic Spots’ in Shenzhen. Several groups of themed sculptures stand on the beach, depicting the aspirations for a better life of the ‘Drifting Generation’ (the young people who had unstable jobs and insecure living conditions during 1940s-1980s). However, now the sculptures have become a symbol of happiness in the scenic area. This beautiful seaside resort has golden sands and a blue sea that sets off the white sails of the boats under a sky dotted with white clouds. To the landward side there is the backdrop of green mountains where the fragrance of the coconut trees and beautiful flowers is carried by the sea breeze. […]

On the mountain near Da Meisha beach we can find Cultural Relics dating from about 3,000 years ago in the Shang Dynasty (16th – 11th century BC), such as the bronze vessels which represent the fruit of ancient civilized society and enable us to appreciate the brilliant wisdom of the ancient Chinese.

Da Meisha and Xiao Meisha Scenic Areas are Shenzhen’s two excellent bathing beaches. On sunny days, many wedding couples come to the beach to pose for their wedding photos. How romantic! It is really worth paying a visit there.

 

 

Here’s what it looks like from a nearby resort…

 

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

 

I was also lucky to be invited for a buffet lunch in the Da Meisha Sheraton, which has a private beach, and where I could take the following photos…

 

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

 

It’s quite glamorous inside as well, sort of Dale Chihuly style…

 

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

 

If you’re wondering what it looks like at night…

 

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

Da Mei Sha Seaside Park : Shenzhen

 

Lovely, isn’t it?

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