Round up your closest friends and family to enjoy a sizzling feast at one of the many fantastic outdoor barbecue sites across Hong Kong.

Fabulous public barbecue sites are dotted around Hong Kong’s sprawling beaches and serene country parks but for those who prefer a little exclusivity, private barbecue sites are a must! Discover our selection that will bring you to the New Territories, to Stanley or Sai Kung.

Whitehead Barbecue — Private barbecue, Ma On Shan

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Who says that barbecues are just about cooking?! Whitehead Barbecue on the Ma On Shan coastline is the closest thing we’ve got to a barbecue resort, perfect for larger group bookings and special events. Enjoy their decadent Seaside Villas, complete with karaoke sets, mahjong, and a superb golf driving range for a memorable day out.

  • Directions: From Wu Kai Sha MTR station, walk 20 minutes along Lok Wo Sha Lane. Parking is available. 
  • Open: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 11pm; Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays, 10am to 12am
  • Facilities: Toilets and accessible toilets are available. Seaside Villas host 10-40 people, and come equipped with Mahjong, karaoke, and a golf driving range!
  • Barbecue: Barbecue pit area seats up to 2,500 people. Enjoy the a-la-carte menu and special barbecue sets which include charcoal, honey, barbecue tools, nets, and tongs. No outside food or beverage.
  • Pet-friendly: Yes.
  • Price: A-la-carte and special sets for 5+ people from $750. Prices increase on weekends and with group size. Seaside Villas provide sets for 10+ people from $2,988. 

Whitehead BBQ, No. 1950, Whitehead, Ma On Shan | +852 2744 8188

Tai Mei Tuk BBQ King — Private barbecue, Tai Po

Entrance of Tai Mei Tuk BBQ King
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Kitesurfing, cycling, strawberry picking, an animal petting zoo – oh, and barbecues! Tai Mei Tuk BBQ King is kitted out for a full day in the sunshine in the heart of picturesque Tai Po. There’s a fabulous range of barbecue food, curated by the venue’s experienced chef, and all-you-can-eat options for the foodies among us.

  • Directions: Alight at Tai Po Market MTR station, then take bus 75K or 20C straight to the barbecue site. 
  • Open: Mondays to Thursdays, 8:30am to 7:45pm; Friday, Saturday, and public holiday eves, 8:30am to 9:45pm
  • Facilities: Toilets and accessible toilets are available. Shelter is provided. Kitesurfing and cycling activities on offer at cost. 
  • Barbecue: 2,000 people capacity for the barbecue site. No outside food or beverage.
  • Pet-friendly: No.
  • Price: Order your ingredients on their website, and purchase your own barbecue for $600. 
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Tai Mei Tuk BBQ King, 202 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po | +852 2662 6222 or +852 9883 0185

Beach BBQ King — Private barbecue, Sai Kung

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Sai Kung’s Beach BBQ King is the ultimate beachside venue for a private barbecue. Their signature BBQ Buffet and a-la-carte menus are jam-packed with local and international favourites. Four-legged friends are especially welcome, and children eat half-price, so there’s absolutely no excuse not to swing by this season for a delicious meal in the sun after a junk boat trip or a day kayaking off the most beautiful shores in Hong Kong.

  • Directions: Alight at Choi Hung MTR station, then take bus 1 or 1A to Sai Kung Town Hall. From there, it’s a 15-minute walk to Sha Ha Village, shop 9. Parking is available.
  • Open: Everyday from 1pm to 10pm
  • Facilities: Toilets and showers are available on Sha Ha beach. Shelter is provided.
  • Barbecue: 300 barbecue seats. Enjoy the BBQ buffet or a-la-carte dining.
  • Pet-friendly: Yes. 
  • Price: BBQ Buffet: Mon-Thurs: $198pp, Fri: $218pp, Sat/Sun $238pp (half-price for children). Barbecues and equipment from $68. A-la-carte prices vary. 

Beach BBQ King, G/F, 9 Sha Ha Village, Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung | +852 2792 1600

Stanley Main Beach — Public barbecue, Stanley

Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong
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Stanley Main Beach is a popular seaside haunt for both tourists and experienced locals from all over Hong Kong – and for a very good reason! Nestled right next to the promenade and Stanley market, you’re never too far from your favourite bars, shops, and supermarkets which makes for a completely hassle-free and family-friendly day out. 

  • Directions: Take bus 260 or 6X from Central (Exchange Square public transport interchange), or bus 73 from Cyberport. 
  • Open: 24/7
  • Facilities: Toilets, accessible toilets, and shower blocks provided. There are plenty of bars and supermarkets for supplies across the Stanley beachfront. Stanley Plaza is also home to plenty of lifestyle, fashion, and hobby stores, which makes for a fun and varied day out. 
  • Barbecue: 13 barbecue pits along the beach. Charcoal not provided. 
  • Pet-friendly: Yes.

Shek O Main Beach — Public barbecue, Shek O

Shek O Village
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For a scenic barbecue experience, look no further than Shek O’s spectacular Main Beach. Located between two breath-taking viewing points, it’s perfect for budding photographers and the perfect spot for a romantic date night. For families and friendship groups, you’re just a short walk away from the Shek O Mini-Golf course – what’s not to like?

  • Directions: Take bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan MTR station. Parking is available. The more athletically inclined among us can hike over the Dragon’s Back trail for a well-deserved feast!
  • Open: 24/7
  • Facilities: Toilets, accessible toilets, and shower blocks are available. You’re also only a stone’s throw away from Shek O Lovers’ Bridge viewpoint, Tai Tau Chau island over the footbridge, the Shek O Mini-Golf course, and plenty of beachside bars. 
  • Barbecue: 39 barbecue pits are up for grabs. Charcoal not provided. 
  • Pet-friendly: No. 
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Tai Hang Tun Barbecue Site — Public barbecue, Clearwater Bay

Tai Hang Tun Public Barbecue Site
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Fancy a break from the beach? If so, Tai Hang Tun Barbecue Site in the Clearwater Bay Country Park is perfect for being one with nature. You can even bring a kite to fly at the Tai Au Mun Kite Flying Area or continue a short way up the hill to Lobster Bay Viewing Point. 

  • Open: 24/7
  • Facilities: Toilets and accessible toilets can be found at the Tai Au Mun Public Toilets complex. It’s a quick walk up to the Lobster Bay Viewing Point, or downwards to the Tai Au Mun Kite Flying Area in Clearwater Bay Country Park. This site is a true hidden gem. 
  • Barbecue: 72 barbecue pits. Charcoal not provided. 
  • Pet-friendly: Yes. 
  • Directions: From Hang Hau MTR station, take bus 16 or 103, then walk 15-20 minutes. Bus 103M also runs from Tseung Kwan O MTR station. Parking is available. 

Butterfly Beach Park — Public barbecue, Tuen Mun

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Combine your barbecuing with another of Hong Kong’s favourite outdoor pastimes: camping! Pack your tents and supplies and make your way down to Butterfly Beach Park in Tuen Mun for an evening or long weekend. With 80 barbecue pits up for grabs, this serene site is perfect for cooking with a big group of friends. 

  • Directions: Take bus 962X from Queen’s Road Central (HSBC Main Building), or bus E33 from Tung Chung MTR station. Parking is available.
  • Open: 24/7
  • Facilities: Toilets and accessible toilets are available. Kids can enjoy a dedicated play area, and a fitness corner for the elderly is set up on-site. You can also take a stroll along the beachfront to the Butterfly Beach Goddess of Mercy shrine, try your hand at bowling at the nearby Mei Lok bowling centre, or wander through the palm trees at Butterfly Beach Park. 
  • Barbecue: 80 barbecue pits and a nearby camping site for overnight stays. Charcoal not provided.
  • Pet-friendly: No.
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Upper Cheung Sha Beach — Public barbecue, Lantau Island

Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau
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Pack a beach ball and your best bikini for a classic beachside barbecue at Lantau’s Upper Cheung Sha Beach. The sea is perfect for a dip in the sweaty months. It’s also very close to several beach bars and casual restaurants for drinks and tasty nibbles for when you empty your cool box. Cheers!

  • Directions: Regular ferries run from Central (Pier 6) to Mui Wo (Lantau), then take bus 1, 2, or 4 to Lower Cheung Sha Village, followed by a 5-to-6-minute walk to Upper Cheung Sha Beach. Otherwise, hop off at Tung Chung MTR station and take bus 11 or 23 to Lower Cheung Sha Village, then walk to Upper Cheung Sha Beach. Parking is available. 
  • Open: 24/7
  • Facilities: Toilets and accessible toilets are located behind the beach restaurants or in the Lower Cheung Sha Village Public Toilet complex. Changing rooms and showers are available. Shelter is not provided. Volleyball nets are set up along the beachfront, so don’t forget to bring a ball! 
  • Barbecue: Make sure you’re on time – only 7 barbecue pits are available! Charcoal not provided. 
  • Pet-friendly: No.

Ma On Shan Country Park — Public barbecue, New Territories

public barbecue pits ma on shan
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If you don’t mind the hike, Ma On Shan Country Park has five excellent barbecue sites Shui Long Wo, Kei Ling Ha, Nai Chung and Ma On Shan Village, so you’re never short of choice. Take in the scenery and abundant greenery at some of these lesser-known barbecue locations – and keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready for spotting local wildlife! 

  • Directions: Hop off at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, then walk for about 45 minutes. Alternatively, bus 286C runs from Cheung Sha Wan MTR station, again followed by a 40-minute walk. Be sure to wear your hiking boots for this one! 
  • Open: 24/7
  • Facilities: Toilets and accessible toilets located at the Ma On Shan Village barbecue site. This area is surrounded by picturesque viewpoints and hiking trails for an adventurous day out. 
  • Barbecue: You’re in luck! Choose from the Shui Long Wo, Kei Ling Han, Nai Chung, and Ma On Shan Village barbecue sites within Ma On Shan Country Park. Charcoal not provided. 
  • Pet-friendly: Yes. 

When it comes to outdoor barbecue spots in Hong Kong, there is something for everyone, with literally hundreds of spots. Please remember to take your rubbish home and follow current social distancing rules. Happy cooking!

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