Something different for a Friday night, and a fab way to wake up on a Saturday.
After work, with headlamps to light the way, we hiked about 2 hours through Sai Kung Country Park to Ham Tin Wan, pitched our tent, had a picnic for dinner and fell asleep under the stars. Sunrise at about 5.30am was a stunning wake up call, and then I set off for Sharp Peak while the summer’s day was yet to blaze. The rest of the day was lazy: food at On Kee Store on the beach (tel: 2328 2262), reading and napping, dipping in the clear blue bay, strolling across the soft sand, and then a sunset speedboat (tel: 9800 3601, Mr Man Tsam for booking) back to Sai Kung Town for a Thai dinner. Perfect.
Endless summer – literally.
What an unexpected lovely warm beach day again! This time on Lamma’s Lo So Shing beach, sandwiched in the middle of a hike. Sandplay, swim and snack. Absolutely lovely relaxing day out with my little one. I love winter in HK but beach weather in November is great too.
I’d heard of Trio Beach some time ago and been wanting to go for the past couple of years but never went. On today’s unusually hot November day – 32 degrees C the beach thermometer read – I finally made it there. And what a beautiful day for it!
Trio Beach is located in Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan) in Sai Kung. It’s quite a hidden gem, with fine soft sand, very clear waters and (at least today) very few people. There are two options to get there: a HK$10 boat ride from Pak Sha Wan pier, or a tiny, easy hike in from Che Keng Tuk Road off Hiram’s Highway. We hiked in and took the easy way out, finishing off at Hebe One O One Bar & Restaurant with a sundowner.
It’s a perfect beach for kids: clean, calm waters, a shaded playground, good shower/changing facilities, and, during beach season (April to October), there’s a little refreshment kiosk selling not only food but also umbrellas for shade. We took shade under the broad shadow of the lifeguard tower. Little M thoroughly enjoyed herself, splashing around in the water and playing in the sand.
It was a nice change from the usual beaches of the southside (Repulse, South Bay, Stanley, Chung Hom Kok, Shek O, Big Wave Bay) and much more accessible yet just as beautiful as the famous Sai Kung beaches of Long Ke, Sai Wan, Ham Tin, etc. From home in Happy Valley, the cab ride was about HK$170 and took about 30 minutes. We’ll definitely be back again very soon.
She climbs on me as I lay on the beach mat while flipping through a magazine. Fidgeting and rolling around, she finally finds a comfortable position.