BEACH BUMMING
(includes a part of Stage 3 of the MacLehose Trail)

The Sai Kung Peninsula is renowned for its scenic beauty. Situated at the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula, Tai Long Wan is headed by
two magnificent beaches, Ham Tin and Tai Wan. The Hong Kong Tourist Board describes Tai Long Wan as 'the jewel in the peninsula's
crown', with 'an expansive bay with long, white sand beaches ringed by hills and headlands'.

Big words indeed, but - for once - the description is spot on. Indeed, it might even be a slight understatement!  Getting to the beaches,
however, involves a number of bus rides and a beautiful walk along well-maintained village paths.

Alighting at a crest in Sai Kung Country Park, we are able to enjoy the views over Long Harbour as we slowly wind our way down to the quiet
village of Chek Keng. Peeking through the windows and doors of some of the abandonned houses, we try to imagine what life might have
been like in rural Hong Kong not so long ago.

Next we climb up the valley between Sharp Peak and Tai Mun Shan. The steady climb is rewarded by the spectacular panorama of Tai Long
Wan and its beaches. Less than 30 minutes later, you will find yourself on the sands of the middle beach, Ham Tin Wan, getting ready for a
swim...

Following this refreshing dip we enjoy a nice cooked Chinese lunch at a small café. Suitably rested, we then head over to the western beach,
Sai Wan, for a refreshment - and perhaps another quick swim - before tackling the last incline of the day.

The walk involves only 3 small hills in total, but the last one can feel somewhat zapping.  However, it IS the last one and there will be a taxi
awaiting you at the top to take you into the heart of Sai Kung town and it's many re-hydration spots….
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
12 km
 
Difficulty:
4 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 410 metres
Loss: 430 metres
Price:
HK$240
 
Highest Point:
145 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
5 hours
Walking: 3.5 hours + Breaks: 1.5 hours
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:20 am
at Choi Hung Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
4:00 pm
at Choi Hung Railway Station
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 4:30 pm  
on Hong Kong Island / in Kowloon
     
 
Food & Drink:
Refreshments at café on Ham Tin Wan beach (6 km) - not included.
Lunch at restaurant on Sai Wan beach (9 km) -
not included.
 
Note:
Check Beach Bumming (Sunday) for details on tours run on Sundays and Public Holidays
Sai Kung Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Chek Keng bay and village, Sai Kung Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Ham Tin Wan and Sai Wan in Sai Kung Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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