Bund Beach

Admission:

RMB 20

Hours:

10am-10pm daily

How to get there:

Cab to 421 Waima Road near Maojiayuan Road (Wàimǎ Lù jìn Máojiāyuán Lù, 外马路, 近毛家园路) in the South Bund or save a few bucks and walk 15-20 minutes (or cab) from Metro Line 9 Xiaonanmen. Also, buses 65, 576, 736, 801, 868, 910 and 928 all stop outside the port.

From Pudong, pay just RMB 0.5 for the ferry from (Yángjiā Dùlúndù Zhàn, 杨家渡轮渡站) across the river and walk about 100 m (about 100 yd) south to Cool Docks.

While visitors and residents of Shanghai still have to get out of the city to get to the seaside, they don't have to go far to get to the beach. Formerly called Sunny Beach and Rico Rico Beach, the Bund Beach is a stretch of clean sand along the Huangpu River with rentable chairs for tanning near a number of restaurants and bars. While the river is far from swimmable, inflatable pools and squirt guns sometimes make appearances and developers have plans for future wading pools.

Part of the Cool Docks development area, the strip of sand at the southern end of the Bund looking out at Shanghai's famous Pudong skyline didn't get much attention until tapas bar Rico Rico took over and started holding events (along with local eventsmiths Ice Cream Truck). Keep an eye out for the next Shanghai beach party.

Photo © Drew Bates

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