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Address: South Side, Hong Kong, China
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Dragon's Back Hiking Tour in Hong Kong Island
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Nice place to get out of the city.

Nice place to get put of the city. Great walk, clean water, and great little places to drink and be marry. Def a place to do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tokyo, Japan
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to get put of the city. Great walk, clean water, and great little places to drink and be marry. Def a place to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many people do not realise that there are more than shopping centres and skyscrapers in Hong Kong. HK landscape is so diverse that within 40 min drive, one can reach a place as serene as Shek O. There are a few good local eateries which serve decent food at reasonable prices.

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Thank Cleetsang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

...beach on HK Island. I have been here nearly a month and wished I had found this first ! I have seen others and it had looked beautiful from the top of the Dragons back. I came down that day to Big Wave beach which was good but this is better, it also has the nicest settlement around it in... More 

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Thank Douglas G
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Shek O is a Chinese village which pre dates the British arrival and is a fascinating glimpse into the past of Hong Kong. It lies on the extreme SE tip of HK island at the end of the glorious Dragon Back trail over the mountains. The village has a strong culture with a beautiful small temple dedicated to the sea... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Great sandy beach and using it as a well deserved treat after walking the Dragon's Back. There are lots of shops nearby selling snacks, ice creams, hats, suncream, etc, so even if you weren't expecting to go to the beach, you can still get kitted out. There are outdoor showers and a toilet block nearby. Bear in mind the toilets... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Big Wave Bay Beach is located at the scenic eastern end of Hong Kong Island, close to the Dragon’s Back hiking trail. The beach overlooks a small island Ng Fan Chau in Island Bay and there are beachside café’s, changing rooms, showers, toilets, raft playground, BBQ area and crazy golf course. Board an MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station, Exit... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Took the bus to get onto the Dragon's Back (part of the Hong Kong trail) and after the trail it leads directly to Big Wave Beach. Tons of people were surfing because of the nice waves and you can have a meal/chill by the seaside. There are light buses that you can take to Shau Kei Wan MTR (10HKD) but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Feels like you are staying somewhere in Thai. Hard to believe that its only 40 min away from HK island Nice beach, good to swin and surf.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I was in Hong Kong for a series of business meetings and needed to take a few guests to explore the non-urban side of Hong Kong. I had heard of Shek O but had never visited before. We took a car from a hotel in Kowloon. The drive was a bit longer than we expected but the sights and the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I love this charming beach and small village. It has totally different atmosphere from other places in Hongkong. I will recommend this lovely place to all my friends.

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