Dadonghai: A public beach for swimming, sea sports & city life
With over 258 kilometers of shoreline, Sanya is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and coastal scenery in China. The Dadonghai beach is one of Sanya’s most popular beaches and has a close proximity to the city.
Dadonghai Beach is one of the most popular tropical seaside holiday areas in Sanya. As the earliest developed tourist resort in the city, the 2.3-km-long Dadonghai Beach is just three kilometers from downtown and is easily accessible by bus or taxi.
Dadonghai has a lot to offer visitors, but it’s long clear blue sea, ample sunshine, white sand, and green trees rightly get the most attention. This beach is very popular with tourists and locals who come for the swimming, sunbathing, water sports, and people watching. Dive operators and sailing operators are available on the beach, which provides scuba diving, speed boats, luxury yachts, sail boats, ocean fishing, and even underwater photography.
Dadonghai is a popular area for young trendy types and beach lovers thanks to numerous eateries set along the fine crescent-shaped beach. These beachside bars and restaurants serving tasty snacks and drinks are mostly situated on the coconut palm-lined boardwalk – the ideal place to take in the sea breeze and enjoy a seafood meal and live music.
The resort is also home to an array of beachfront international hotels and resort chains, including Anantara, Mandarin Oriental, InterContinental, and Marriott, as well as B&B inns and hostels for travelers of all budgets, especially backpackers and the mid-range crowd.
In addition to the beach fun, the holiday beach area has a large shopping & food square with a variety of shops all within walking distance. For visitors who are looking for some fascinating food to enjoy, a wide range of dining eateries are available in the region — all at reasonable prices.
Dadonghai Tourism Zone
Address: Dadonghai Tourism Zone, Haihua Road, Sanya 三亚市海花路大东海旅游区
How to get there: Bus Route 2, 4, 8, 15, 17, 18, 19, 25 & 28, or taxi and get off at Summer Mall Bus Stop (夏日百货公交站)