I hate to say it, but nice beaches are hard to come by in Hong Kong. The city's dense population and disregard for the environment means most of Hong Kong's beaches are overcrowded and super polluted. These dirty beaches are great for socializing and catching a tan but if you really want to have a quality beach day (which in my opinion means peaceful relaxation and lots of swimming) you have to travel far from Central.
Yesterday Justin and I made the journey to Sai Kung to find a nice beach. We left Central early in the morning and arrived in Sai Kung center an hour later. From there we took the number 94 bus to the edge of Sai Kung Country Park and walked the rest of the way to the beach. We arrived at Long Ke Wan after 2 hours of walking along the paved MacLehose Trail Stage 1 (we took a taxi home along the same trail we walked, which was very fast and only cost about HK$100). Long Ke Wan is a beautiful beach with clean water, big waves and no crowd. It was lovely and well worth the trip.
|A shady area with grill pits and space to pitch a tent!|
|Clean sand and clear, inviting water!|