Golden Sand Beach is located in the southeast of Phoenix Island ( Xue Jia Dao薛家岛) and requires a ferry from Qingdao Ferry Terminal coupled with a bus ride to get there. However, the extra effort is definitely worth it. 3,500 metres long and 300 metres wide, the beach boasts soft golden sands stretching from east to west in a crescent shape. Whether you believe it or not, it is claimed to be the “No.1 beach in Asia”, while the more modest claim it’s the most beautiful beach in China at the very least. The beach is divided into several zones such as special bathing areas, children’s land, sports area, shopping area and so on. Visitors can enjoy a bunch of fun activities such as yachting, speed boating, volley ball and football, as well as sunbathing under the azure skies of course.