Located in Huizhou (China), Xunliao Bay 巽寮湾 is a tourist area in the eastern part of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong. Xunliao Bay is honored as a dazzling pearl among Guangdong coastal areas.
In order to visit this place, I joined to a hiking group arranged from Shenzhen. The bus dropped us near Xiashan Pu 下山埔 and we walked about 25 minutes to the first beach to start coasting. The total distance of the hike is about 12km and may take around 6 hours
Continuing walking through the beach the hike begins with its first rocks. 70% of the coast are pure rocks, so better to bring sport shoes with a good grip, since some rocks along the way are a bit slippery. Sun block is also a must for this place, the sun is strong and just few shelters or shades will be found on the way
The other 30% of the way are beaches and trails. Perfect for a better landscape
Climbing up to some of these trails will offer a better views of the bay and the offshore seascape. The trail is well marked by hikers to don’t get lost despite is really hard to.
We spotted few sections with slight difficulty. Slippery rocks and slopes help to get out of the flat land routine, since basically all the way is quite similar.
Along the way there are several beaches where to rest, sunbath, swim or collect shells for your relatives. Seems that this coast is famous for its beaches and shells, so it’s also a good moment to get some to back home
Finishing the hike, we reach to the last beach before getting into the boat towards the port. The sunset made this place worthy to hike. Romantic moment whether you are with your relative or for some photo shoot to conquer romantically a guy/girl 😉
After a break and taking shots of the sunset, we ended near the port. We board to the boat before taking the bus towards Shenzhen
Journey from the starting point to the ending point
If you are looking for a different place to disconnect and away from mountains and city, maybe this place is not a bad choice after all.
- Location: Xunliao Bay 巽寮湾 @ Huizhou, Guangdong
- Time spent: 6-7 hours + 4 hours journeys
- Season: End of October
- Weather conditions: Sunny & windy, 22 degrees
- Difficulty: 3/5
- Score: 7.5/10