Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Silver Beach - Beihai, China

We had planned to bag some beach time at Beihai.  I originally had my eyes on Weizhou Island, 36 nautical miles off the coast of Beihai.  It turns out it would cost us $85 US just to make the roundtrip, due to the government ferry monopoly.  And it wasn't certain whether there is lodging right on the beach.

We opted for a hotel right on the beach at Silver Beach in Beihai.

We are pleasantly surprised!  The beach has a lot of activities: wildlife viewing, clamming, fishing, night shrimping, jet skiing, speed boating, swimming, umbrella lounging, beachcombing and tourist watching.  Since it is HUGE L-shaped sandbar, there is plenty of room for everyone and lots of shells for Sun-Ling to pick up.

The view from our hotel room.
Silver Beach - Beihai, China

The touristy part of the beach.
Silver Beach - Beihai, China

A local foraging for shellfish.
Silver Beach - Beihai, China

Sun-Ling shelling.
Silver Beach - Beihai, China

The tropical waters.
Tidal Pool - Silver Beach - Beihai, China

Wildlife.
Silver Beach - Beihai, China

Sand dollars.
Sand Dollars - Silver Beach - Beihai, China

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anytime some one else is enjoying a beach day, I am jealous!! Cathy

Kathy Wilhelm said...

Fabulous photos - just love the "wild life" and the sand dollars. I'll have to move Beihai up the list.