Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach

Why is Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach so Special?

Qingdao’s first bathing beach is located on the bank of Huiquan Bay. It has a beach 580 meters long and 40 meters wide. It was once the largest bathing beach in Asia. Here, surrounded by mountains on three sides and lush with green trees, modern high-rise buildings and traditional villa buildings are ingeniously combined, and the scenery is very beautiful.

The water in the bay is clear and gentle, the beach is flat and gentle, and the sand is fine and soft. As a bathing beach, the natural conditions are extremely favorable.

Development and utilization

Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach, also known as Huiquan Bathing Beach, is located in Huiquan Bay of Qingdao City and can accommodate tens of thousands of people to swim at the same time. In 1984, Qingdao Municipal Government carried out a large-scale reconstruction of Huiquan Bathing Beach. After renovation, the construction area has expanded from 7,000 square meters to 20,000 square meters. More than 100 new dressing rooms with different shapes, novelty and colorful colors have become the focus of the public and tourists. The area of sand beach has been expanded from 1.18 hectares to 2.4 hectares.

History of Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach

Qingdao’s first bathing beach (once called Huiquan bathing beach) was built in 1901. At the beginning of its construction, the bathing place was reserved for foreigners. Chinese people were not allowed to enter the bathing place. Only about 100 people entered the bathing place every year.

In 1914, the bathing place was opened to the Chinese and the number of bathers gradually increased. From the 1920s to the early 1930s, some equipment was added to the bathing place one after another.

After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, the number of dressing rooms increased to more than 300.
In 1983, the municipal government decided to move 144 residents of the bathing beach, dismantle the changing rooms and rebuild the bathing beach. From March 9, 1984 to June 26, it took only 108 days to build a beautiful and unique bathing beach.

The newly-built first bathing beach has become a unique scenic area for the masses and Chinese and foreign tourists to swim, browse, rest, entertain and enjoy.

Building Facilities

All kinds of buildings in the bathing place are novel in design, unique in shape, bright in color and reasonable in layout. A fountain sculpture. New flower stands, flower galleries, empty galleries and public facilities such as catering and sanitation have also been built. In addition, the site has also been afforested. Trees such as black pine, cedar and juniper, flowers and hedges have been planted, and iron railings have been installed for more than 700 meters.

Travel Tips

The opening hours of the bathing place are usually from July 1 to September 25 each year. During this period, the bathing place provides services such as changing clothes, flushing water, storing articles and lifesaving medical treatment.

Tip: July-September is a good season for launching.

No admission fee is charged during the opening period, no admission fee is charged for changing clothes and flushing water, and no admission fee is charged for bathing in seawater!

How to get there 

Traffic: 6, 15, 26, 31, 202, 214, 219, 223, 228, 231, 302, 304, 311, 312, 316, 321, 368, 370, 411, 468, 501, 604, 605, Urban Sightseeing Line 1, Urban Sightseeing Line 3, Tunnel Line 2, Tunnel Line 6 bus get off at the bathing beach station.

Take Metro Line M3 and get off at Huiquan Square Station.

Nearby attractions

Edited by Doreen/张洋