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Address: Boao Jade Belt Beach, Bo'ao Town, Qionghai 571435, China
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A Lazy Sandy Beach with Souvenir Stalls

We took a 10 min ride ferry from Boao forum building to the beach. The weather was windy and there are several souvenir stalls you can purchase some goodies back for your... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Guinness world record for narrowest island beach between river and sea, according to tour guide. V interesting indeed to see the contrast. Interesting geography. Really hot. Many stalls selling pineapples, sunhats. Many beach motorbikes. Don't get ripped off like us. Shld be rmb50 for 30min, 2 pple on it. Gd to try the bike to go around. Charged us 100.... More 

Thank Belinda L
Taipei, Taiwan
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118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We headed to the town of Bo'ao in the afternoon, not to visit the Boao Forum for Asia, but its Jade Belt Beach [玉帶灘]. The beach is where three rivers flow into the South China Sea, so it is where saltwater and fresh water meet. We took a 10-minute ferry ride to reach the beach. It was very windy so... More 

Thank Jeffrey L
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Before reaching the beach, there will a guide in the boat explaining the place and it's quite fun. This beach actually is not so bad with the sea water and fresh water meeting together at the beach. Was quite disgusted with the vendors holding the sea turtles under the hot sun touting for customers to take pictures with the turtles.... More 

Thank skybluesng
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Just on the beach off Boao we came across this sea food restaurant called Sea Story. The decor, decking etc was all built from recycled fishing boats and littered around it were old boats put to rest.Unfortunately our schedule didn't allow for a meal but we stopped for a drink and took some photos. If I come back to Hainan... More 

Thank Mika-Keskitalo
Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We took a 10 min ride ferry from Boao forum building to the beach. The weather was windy and there are several souvenir stalls you can purchase some goodies back for your friends. (The more you buy, the more you save). Dont forget to have your picture taken with the leatherback sea turtle or if you are a little more... More 

Thank CayLalita
Dalian, China
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37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Very nice beach, has to be reached by boat and you get bothered by people wanting to get you to have your photograph taken with turtles and alligators. Too many people to be really enjoyable

Thank Pat D
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

a short boat ride from asian forum building drops you off on this beach, which is filled with people selling fruit and trying to get you to take photos with sea turtles and a crocodile for money. the beach itself is rough and quite a lot of litter in places. nothing to see

1 Thank Jayfreck
Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

It's just nothing but a boat ride. The beach separates the the river and the sea which makes 2 different colors of sands of beaches. The boat rides takes a few minutes only (I think 10 mins more or less). Spending money and time is not worth it there. Better choose somewhere else to make your trip more interesting.

1 Thank WMThu
Shenzhen, China
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162 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Filled with hawkers and people exploiting and abusing Sea Turtles. You can hold one and take a photo but these animals are being abused and held captive until they die. This is blatantly illegal as they are a protected species and are endangered. Take a pass on this one. You take a boat taxi there and are immediately set upon... More 

1 Thank Batikh
Hebei, Hebei, China
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Wind was decent and we were a long way from most tourists, although had to dodge a few locals scraping for shellfish. Locals don't seem to mind kites as much as some westerners. Beach is nice away from the crowds.

Thank Jason B

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