Golden Pebble Beach Tourist Area, or Jinshitan National Holiday Resort, is situated about 60 kilometers northeast of downtown Dalian. Thanks to the grand coastline, it has become a 5A-class National Tourist Attraction in 2010.
Golden Pebble Beach, as it has been called, is well-known for its distinctive beach where perched pink reefs, golden stones and featured cracked stones. Although the beach seems to earn its reputation for the stones, sands covering the seashore are quite fine and smooth.
Golden Pebble Beach is also known as “Stone Garden”, as it holds rocks that imitate different animals, like camels, monkeys, turtles, dinosaurs, tigers and birds.
Dalian Golden Pebble is a multi-facility complex, being built into a domestic tourism mecca with a lot of theme parks including Golden Pebble Golf Club, Hunting Club, International Yacht Club, facilities for skiing, shooting and so on. The main attractions in Golden Pebble Beach are China Martial Arts Hall, Movie and TV Arts Center, Waxwork Museum, etc.
As an ideal coastal resort for tourists to escape the heat in summer, Golden Pebble Beach hosts various interesting ceremonies and activities every year, including the International Beach Culture Festival, International Winter Swimming Festival and Grape Garden Party.
Location: Jinshi Road, Economic and Technological Development/Jingji Jishu Kaifa District, Dalian
Admission Fee: Free for the beach. If you visit the nearby attractions, you could buy different kinds of joint tickets which prices from CNY100 to 185.
Opening Time: The Beach is open all day.
Waxwork Museum: 08:30-16:30
Dalian National Geopark of China: 08:00/08:30-16:30/17:00
Mao Zedong Memorial Hall: 08:30-16:30
Telephone: (86) 0411-87900241
How to go: You can take the light rail Line 3 from the depot on the east side or Triumph Plaza. From the beach station, you need to walk about 10 minutes or you could take a tourist shuttle bus (CNY20, about 30 minutes) to get there.