Covering an area of roughly 5000 square meters, Cheoc Van Beach is a white sand beach that sits in a small bay located at the south end of Coloane Island. It is accessible through the road linking Coloane Village to Hac Sá. This beach is surrounded by green hills and offers a gorgeous view to the sun setting on the horizon at the end of the day. A popular spot amongst locals to spend a day by the sea, it is under lifeguard surveillance during the summer, making it safer for swimmers plus extra reassuring for those with small kids.
There are a few fun and pleasurable ways for beach goers to spend their time at Cheoc Van Beach. The beach features a nautical sports centre where sports gear may be rented plus different classes with an instructor may be booked. These classes include canoeing, windsurf and sailing. Changing rooms are available next to the sports centre. For those wishing to freshen up without a dive in the sea, there’s an area with outdoor showers too. In addition, an unassuming cafe – Cheoc Van Café – serves refreshments and a selection of local snacks.
Towards the end of the beachside pathway in Cheoc Van Beach, some palm trees offer a much needed shade during hot summer days. These shaded areas are the perfect spot to spread out a mat and set up a picnic while the kids play freely in nature. Near the palm trees lies La Gondola, a well-loved Italian restaurant that has one of the best alfresco dining areas in town. La Gondola is open throughout the day, every day of the week. Beside the restaurant lies Cheoc Van Swimming Pool, without a doubt one of the top public swimming pools in the city. Sitting right on top of the bay and backed by green hills its location is just stunning.
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