Chill at Sharp Island hiking & swimming Sharp Island, Hong Kong
Not far from Sai Kung, Sharp Island is another one of Hong Kong's hidden treasures. Known for its gorgeous beaches strewn with rocks and hiking tracks, Sharp Island is the largest island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park and an ideal day trip away from the crowds.
You are spoilt with two distinct beaches to choose from on Sharp Island – Hap Mun Bay and Kiu Tsui Beach. Take a boat to the beach of your choice from Sai Kung, lay out your towel and soak it all up. Tsui Beach is the larger of the two beaches and stretches along the western shore of Sharp Island. Right next to the beach is a tombolo (coastal sediment deposit at the coast where one or more sandbars that connect an island to the mainland) named Kiu Tau. You can walk over the tombolo during low tide.
If you plan to spend the entire day, take yourself a packed lunch. There are showers close to the pier, with a shop selling food and drinks. You can also swim in the sea near the pier, and they have a life guard there.
If you're interested in geology and want to learn more about this fascinating region try the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region Tour.
- Getting out of the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and soaking up this stunning natural beauty
- Swimming in the pristine waters
- Enjoying a picnic in virtual isolation
- Exploring the rock formations and tombolo
- Bring a packed lunch – apart from a small shop at the pier selling food and drinks, there’s nada
Take one of the many ferries from Sai Kung pier.
The ferry/kaito schedule varies from operator to operator, but most run at every 30 minutes. A round-trip should cost around HK$ 40/person.