The most beautiful beach in HK, if not in Asia. Unfortunately, like most good things you have to put in some effort to get there, but once there, you will be glad you did. This is a real rural beach - no buildings to spoil the views and the mountains rolling into the sea. It is great for surfing, but a bit of a hike with the surf-board, but beware of the strong rip-tide (drownings have been common in the past). This is really where the hardy come to enjoy - many people camp out near the beach at weekends, although if you go mid-week you will probably have the place to yourself. Well, you and the wild cows!!
Take the MTR to Choi Hung; then the bus to Wong Shek Pier (only at weekends, weekdays take the bus to Sai Kung and then a taxi to Wong Shek pier), then a little out-board motor boat to the start of the walking trail; from there it's a 45 minute hike over the hill. The path is concreted, so is not too bad. Check out www.hkoutdoors.com/new-territories/tai-long-wan-sai-kung.html
It's often a cliche when you hear people talk of 'seeing the other side' of a city, but there are such contrasts in Hong Kong that it's well worth doing. Take one of the guided minibus tours that leaves from the lobby of the Peninsula hotel and get to know a few little corners of old Hong Kong; ancient houses, incense-filled temples, bustling markets and open country.
Book from travel agents
Send your feedback or queries to email@example.com