Qingdao Beaches

Qingdao Beach Qingdao Beach

Qingdao is famous for its beaches. Among them, Qingdao Beach (also the No. 1 bathing beach) is considered the best and is popular among tourists. The limpid water, wide beach, and soft sand make it ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and other marine sports.

Beach No. 1 Qingdao Beach
Number One Bathing Beach, packed with equipment rentals and amusements of all kinds, is 800 meters long and draws unbelievable crowds during the summer months.  Although surrounded by restaurants and hotels, Zhongshan Park, Huiquan Cinemas, and Small Fish Hill are all within walking distance.

Getting there:
Bus:6, 15, 26, 31, 202, 206,214, 219, 223, 228, 231, 302, 304, 306, 311, 312, 316, 317, 321, 501,  604, 605, 801 <Hai Shui Yu Chang>
Taxi: 15-20 RMB from central Qingdao

Beach No. 2
Number Two Bathing Beach, tucked away in beautiful Badaguan , occupies a small cove along the Qingdao Seaside Sightseeing Pathway.  This scenic area was popular with political figures such as Chairman Mao and other central government officials.  Huashi Villa and Zhongshan Park  are with in walking distance.

Getting there:
Bus:  219 <Zheng Yan Guan Lu> or 26, 31, 202, 206, 214, 223, 228, 231, 304, 316, 317, 321,  501, 604, 801 <Wu Sheng Guan>
Taxi: 10-15 RMB from central Qingdao.

Beach No. 3
Number Three Bathing Beach, also called Zhanshan Beach, is 400 meters long and located at the eastern end of Taiping Cape in Badaguan.Available facilities include: restrooms and warm showers (10 rmb) as well as Kiosks that sell cold drinks, snacks, bathing suits, and sand-sculpting kits.  Parralell to the beach is TaiPingJiao Yi Lu which has a few quaint restaurants and caf閟 with ocean-views.

Getting there:
Bus:  317 <Hai Liao> or 321, 228, 223, 316, 26,  225, 801, 31, 604, 202, 206 <Tai Ping Jiao>
Taxi: 8-10 RMB from central Qingdao

Beach No. 6
Number Six Bathing Beach, also called Zhanqiao Bathing Beach, is located in Qingdao's old town near the Shinan District Train Station. Zhanqiao Pier is located at the eastern end of this short strech of sand. Tianhou palace, formerly known as Tianfei Temple, is within walking distance.

Getting there:
Bus: 25, 202, 217, 304, 312, 316, 321 <Huo Che Zhan>
Taxi: 18-20 RMB from central Qingdao

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