Silver Mine Bay Beach – very relaxed and just a short walk to the amenities of Mui Wo.
Cheung Sha Beach – accessed by taking a ferry from Central to Mui Wo and then a bus, 1, 2 or 4. The longest stretch of beach in HK with good swimming and if you’d rather not take a picnic, food is available from The Stoep , High Tide or Lantana Italian Bistro.
Why not grab a group of friends and have a night away in Teepee at Palm Beach? A campsite with a difference, there are either bush tents or teepees available, and with BBQ’s and a camp fire to toast marshmallows, it’s a fun and easy way to escape city life. For full info, see here.
Pui O Beach – if you really want to escape the crowds, then Pui O is the place to go. Camping is permitted (although you will have to take everything you need as this is wild camping).
One great reason for visiting Pui O is to sample Mavericks bar, restaurant and board shack located right on Pui O Beach. Award-winning executive chef, Austin Fry, serves simple, quality beach food and drinks in a stunning space featuring large scale artworks by some of Hong Kong’s leading young artists.
If you want to throw a party with a difference, then the Mavericks event team can organise anything from a casual beach barbecue or a private chef’s dinner. With deck chairs and sun loungers on the beach, it makes for the perfect spot for sundowners this summer.
With some of HK’s best beaches, there are several water sports providers on Lantau. Options include surfing, kayaking, kite boarding, surfing, dragon boating and outrigging – here are some options:
If you want to try paddle boarding, kayak surfing or windsurfing, Palm Beach Watersports Centre offers instruction and gear for hire.
Want to give dragon boat racing or paddle boarding a go? Then the South Lantau Paddle Club is the place for you.
Kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and surfing lessons and kit hire are available at Long Coast Seasport.
Shui Hau is the biggest mud flat in Hong Kong and is a very popular spot for clamming and kiteboarding. To find out more about kiteboarding, contact the Kiteboarding Association of Hong Kong.
Fun For Kids
Treasure Island-Global Adventures located in Pui O is an outdoor, adventure and environmental education centre. If you want your kids to be part of the next generation of Hong Kong wave riders to learn to catch the waves, then why not send them on a surf camp this summer.
Ark Eden is run eco day camps throughout the school Easter and summer holidays and are inviting children to join their green team, learning to play in nature, and become ambassadors for the planet.
The Lantau Trail is 70 kms of well marked paths with good amenities. One of the most popular hikes is section 1 and 2 of the Lantau Trail which goes over Sunset Peak and gives amazing views over Tung Chung and beyond. The best thing about this hike is that you can finish it on Cheung Sha beach and head to either The Stoep, Lantana or High Tide for a well deserved meal and beer or if you are ending your walk in Tong Fuk try The Gallery.
There are numerous other trails and hikes all across Lantau Island. For more information see here
Mui Wo is a popular starting point for mountain biking in Lantau and the best place to ride is the Chi Ma Wan peninsula. Just one point to note – to ride on Lantau without risking a fine, you need to obtain a license from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.
So who needs to hop on a plane, when lovely Lantau is just a ferry ride away!