Tourists admire cliffs near Zhongmu village, Weizhou Island, China. The volcanic island offers a variety of historical, natural and geological sights. Nearby Beihai, a former treaty port, also has its charms. Photo: Martin Williams

‘China’s best beach’, and a volcanic island that rocks: Weizhou and Beihai – what to do and see

  • Silver Beach is just one of the attractions in Beihai, a former treaty port in southern China that offers a glimpse of 19th century life for Europeans there
  • Weizhou Island is China’s youngest extinct volcano, and its raw geology is a draw, as well as its beaches and seafood
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Tourists admire cliffs near Zhongmu village, Weizhou Island, China. The volcanic island offers a variety of historical, natural and geological sights. Nearby Beihai, a former treaty port, also has its charms. Photo: Martin Williams
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