With a vast coastline on the west coast of Haikou, sailing in Hainan is a dream come true, possible all year round, for those who love taking to the water.
The island’s capital city is also an adrenaline-pumping place for marine sports such as windsurfing. Its pristine waters, white sand beaches and mild weather make it a perfect location for enjoying water sports.
Haikou has been attracting increasing numbers of enthusiasts who fly here for training and competition, while enjoying some time in a tropical paradise.
Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, this is a destination built around its natural marine environment, providing plenty of opportunities to indulge in a wide variety of activities at all levels.
In fact, sports tourism has become a major focus for Haikou, so you will not find a shortage of experiences and opportunities.
Once in Haikou, you can rent sports equipment locally, check out what facilities are available near where you’re staying and remember to set your alarm clock to rise early to make the most of your days on the water.
Then, after using up all your energy why not sit back and relax while enjoying the unforgettable views of the sun setting along the coastline.
If you’re looking for a place for sailing and to practice some water sports go no further than the Xixiu Beach Park. Located in the intersection of Binhai Avenue and the Changxiu Road, in Haikou city, it is mostly a beach area even though it has the word park in its name.
Right next to this beach, you’ll be able to find the National Sailing Centre. As the seawater in this part of Haikou’s coastline is stable, this is a hotspot for sailing training and for competition.
The coconut trees in the area also invite you to take some time to relax and enjoy the magic sound of the waves.
The strong winds and waves in the west coast of Haikou make this the most sought-after place for kite surfing and windsurfing lovers, looking to enjoy some thrilling adventures in great marine conditions and surroundings.
For those who are more interested in sailing, you won’t be disappointed. Here, you’ll find everything you need from rental equipment to private lessons for you to brush up and master your skills at sea.
As this is also the spot where China’s national sports teams train, rest assured you’ll be welcomed by top professionals during your visit and that you’ll have plenty of things to experience.
If sailing and windsurfing are your thing, head for Haikou’s Xiuying District.
Following the relocation of old warehouses, in 2005, the abandoned Sinopec Quay in Haikou was later transformed into a sports tourism complex-taking on the title of National Sailing and Windsurfing Training Base Public Wharf.
Currently, this is the largest public wharf in Asia and it has been renewed in complete harmony with the local natural and exotic surroundings.
The area includes a national sailing and windsurfing training centre and water sports facilities for locals and visitors to exercise.
If you visit the wharf you will also find several other attractions to experience and enjoy.