It may not seem like it when the main areas of Hong Kong are Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, but entire region actually consists of over 260 islands of various sizes. With that many islands, it should come as no surprise that city has a lot of sun-kissed beaches to choose from. For many, none are more pristine than those found in Sai Kung. But with so many to choose from, it’s easy to lose precious sunbathing time when deciding where to go.
Luckily, we know just the perfect island for your first ever Hong Kong beach trip, and that’s Sharp Island (or Kiu Tsui). With two beaches that offer very distinct experiences. The first is a Hap Mun Bay, which is popular for its clean waters and BBQ facilities. So don’t forget to bring some charcoal and food if you want to have a day at the beach complete with firing up your own grill. If you do forget to bring any, don’t worry as there are kiosks offering snacks and refreshments available.
But for the more adventurous, Kiu Tsui beach has a tombolo that appears during low tide. This natural bridge connects to the neighbouring Kiu Tau Island, where people are free to explore its lush greenery. Of course, there are other activities visitors can do on Sharp Island such as snorkelling in the large coral colony south of Kiu Tau Island, hiking along trails and learning about the island’s geology.
Getting to Sharp Island is easy enough, all you need to do is get off at Choi Hung MTR and take Exit C. From there hop onto minibus 1A to Sai Kung and get off at the last stop. Once at the waterfront promenade you will see Sai Kung Public Pier, where there are regular service ferry (or kaito) and ask to go to Kiu Tsui beach or Hap Mun Bay. Happy sunbathing!