Shenzhen has a large number of coastal scenic spots, including Shenzhen Bay, Mangrove Nature Reserve and a 15-kilometer coastal leisure corridor in the west, with Zhongying Street, Dameisha and Xiaomeisha beaches, Sea World and Dapeng Peninsula in the east. The coastline along Dapeng Peninsula was named one of the eight most beautiful coasts in China by Chinese National Geography magazine. Shenzhen has more than 20 public beaches, some of which are linked by seaside walkways. An outdoor entertainment area, OCT Harbor, opened to the public in 2011.
OCT East, a national ecological resort occupying about 9 square kilometers, aims to provide visitors with an opportunity to escape from the bustle of city life and return to nature. Tourists can also feel tranquility at other local spots including Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, 943.7-meter Wutong Mountain, the mountainside Hongfa Temple, Evergreen Resort, Waterlands Resort, Guangming Farm, Qiniang Mountain and Fenghuang Mountain.
In recent years, Shenzhen has completed the structure of its tourism products and created a series of new cultural scenic spots through the integration of tourism resources. These new tourism destinations include OCT-LOFT, F518 Idea Land, Shenzhen Museum, Dafen Oil Painting Village, Cultural Exhibition Palace, Bantian Handmade Culture Park and Guan Shanyue Art Museum.
Shenzhen is not only a modern city with a history of reform, but also a city with an ancient civilization. New Stone Age ruins found in Xiantouling in Dapeng indicate that humans inhabited the area at least 6,700 years ago. There are 34 city-level protected sites containing cultural relics around Shenzhen, including the well-known Zhongying Street, Dapeng Fortress, Qing Dynasty Hakka architecture, Song Dynasty Young Emperor's Tomb and Chiwan Goddess Temple.