Made up of three islands, Macau is blessed with a selection of beaches. One of the best, on the furthest Island of Coloane, is Hac Sa Beach – meaning black sand beach. To reach the beach you’ll need to take a bone-rattling bus journey from Rua do Campo, as of summer 2007, buses 26a and 15 make the journey, although this is subject to change. Hac Sa is at the end of the journey.
The beach itself is around four kilometres long, meaning you won’t find your nose in someone else’s swimsuit, and also has a convincing selection of amenities. Beach bars, picnic places, as well as hire facilities for water-skis and other water-bound activities make Hac Sa a popular location for sun-seekers.
Another reason for the beaches popularity is the location of the famous Fernando’s restaurant, which spills onto the beach. Arguably, serving the best Portuguese food outside of the home-country, Fernando’s has garnered an excellent reputation for its laidback nature, friendliness and outstanding food. Get the full story in our Fernando’s restaurant review. Remember Fernando’s has a policy of no reservations, so be prepared to wait, albeit with a jug of Sangria, before eating.