Tai Long Wan

Tai Long Wan, Hong Kong: Hours, Address, Tai Long Wan Reviews: 4.5/5

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United Kingdom4,768 contributions
Hong Kong’s Secret Beaches
Apr 2021
Tai Long Wan is a pretty isolated spot, off the beaten track. Getting there can seem a bit daunting but what makes it worth it, are the 4 beautiful beaches and the very scenic hiking trails that take you up and over ruggedly beautiful, coastal hills. It’s a uniquely beautiful part of Hong Kong although for most tourists it will be too far out of the way, unless they have an extended time in Hong Kong.
The easiest starting point is the Sai Wan Pavilion. We caught a taxi here and later, at the end of the day, we took the speedboat from Ham Tin back to Sai Kung - a 30 minute roller-coaster ride on the open ocean, past dramatic caves and 140 million year old volcanic rock cliffs. Those who prefer a longer hike, can join the MacLehose Trail at the start of Stage 2. Alternately if you don't want to walk at all, you can catch a speedboat both ways.
From the Pavilion, it was a well-sign-posted, easy walk. It’s only 30-40 min to the first beach at Sai Wan and another 40-50 min to the next beach, Ham Tin. The track was fairly level and paved to Sai Wan and although there were some steeper stretches to Ham Tin, there was nothing really steep or challenging. It’s quite manageable for kids who are used to walking. These first two beaches have toilets, simple restaurants and stores where you can pick up drinks and snacks and hire surfboards and camping gear. We like the Hoi Fung Store on Ham Tin beach for lunch. It’s basic but they serve beer and wine, noodles and local food. The chicken wings in particular are really good.
Tai Wan Beach, the third beach around is much quieter, with no facilities and bigger waves that attract surfers. It’s only a 10 min flat walk around from Ham Tin so we went here for our swim after lunch.
* There is not a lot of shade and you can’t hire umbrellas on the beaches so take sunscreen, hats and plenty of water.
* Make sure to buy return speedboat tickets early so you don't miss out. Seats are limited and its busier on a weekend. You can go from either Sai Wan or Ham Tin but we bought ours when we stopped for lunch at Ham Tin ($150pp)
* Be aware that if the sea is rough and the wind is too strong, the boats won’t operate so you should have a Plan B and you will have to walk back out.
* A taxi from Central to the Pavilion is not cheap. It cost us over $400HKD. An uber isn’t an option because it can’t go into country parks, so it can’t take you to the pavilion. From Sai Kung back to Central it was only $250.
* It’s helpful to have a map on your phone to show the taxi driver. The pavilion is only small and relatively non-descript but it’s at the end of Sai Kung Sai Wan Rd and there’s nothing else there except a porta-loo block. In any case on a weekend, you’ll see other walkers gathering here.
Written April 29, 2021
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Hong Kong, China3,872 contributions
Wonderful series of beaches.
Apr 2020 • Couples
Whether you choose to get here by taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion and and then hiking or by speedboat from Sai Kung, visiting here is an absolute must. For the the most part, the sand is clean and soft, the water clear and clean. On all these counts, things get better further north. Overall, this series of beaches is just stunning!
Written April 17, 2020
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Hong Kong, China137,223 contributions
Beautiful Sai Wan Beach
Feb 2020
There are several impressive beaches at Tai Long Bay in the Sai Kung East Country Park coastal area. These are amongst the most beautiful and isolated beaches you will find in Hong Kong.

You'll need to allow some time to simply reach the beaches. Once you do you will rewarded with long stretches of smooth white sand, minimal rubbish and far fewer people than you will encounter at the beaches within reach of normal public transportation closer to the city. The water is clean and clear, makes for good surfing, swimming or other beach related activities with friends.

The most convenient to reach is Sai Wan Beach where you will also find a small village, lagoon area, organic farming, public toilets and convenient shop for light snacks and drinks and a couple of beach cafes. There is a camping area with BBQ pits here as well for those who want to hike in and stay overnight.

Note: The easiest way to Sai Wan Beach by foot is 2.2 km hike from Sai Wan Pavilion. There is a public bus (29R) that makes this journey from Sai Kung Village. Otherwise, you will pass through the beach as part of Stage 2 of the MacLehose Trail. It is 6.6 km from the trailhead at the High Island Reservoir East Dam. Boat rides can be arranged as well directly to/from Sai Kung Village.
Written March 16, 2020
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands69 contributions
Simply the best
Feb 2019
Having grown up in Sai Kung, I feel particularly attached to this amazing beach. It's grown in popularity over the years and gets a lot more crowded, but it's worth it. I usually get there from Sai Kung town by bus and then taxi to 'the pagoda' in Sai Kung Country Park. From there it's a 45 min 'hike' to Sai Wan beach, also beautiful. And then another 45-1 hour over the headland to Tai Long Wan. Treat yourself to a breathtaking boat ride back to Sai Kung (20-30 min). Totes worth it.
Written April 30, 2019
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Hong Kong, China83 contributions
Great beach
Jul 2018 • Family
Went for 1st time and will return definitly.. from Sai Kung took taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion cost $110, then 45min walk to village and another 10-15 mins to 2nd beach.. went on weekday, very quiet only a few trekkers walking past going hiking (nutters)... beach was great and was high tide pefect swimming and relaxing (check tide times before you go)... trek back is hard mostly up hill (remembering how easy it was now coming) so take alot of water i reckon 1.5 ltr per person for whole day out is ok.. and save energy for that trek back... have a nice day
Written July 17, 2018
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Kevin H
Hong Kong, China15 contributions
Great Day Out!
Jun 2018
The place is beautiful and a great escape from the hustle and bustle from Hong Kong. Me and my partner got a boat trip from Sai Kung Pier which cost around 150 HKD to get you out to Tai Long Wan area. We went to one of the more secluded beaches called Ham Tin and from there we hiked a 15 trail to the beach further round which was even more secluded. If you do this i would suggest buying a parasol at the Tai Long Wan restaurants and carrying it 15 mins to the next beach as there is no restaurants or shops on the next beach. Food at the restaurants in Tai Long Wan is pretty good too! Chicken Sewat and Sour wit rice. Food varieties are limited but tasty!
Written June 10, 2018
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Singapore, Singapore217 contributions
Best hike ever in HK!
Apr 2018 • Couples
Mind-blowing as this was one of my best hikes in HK so far ! It might be alittle far away to get to but it's definitely worth the time and effort . You can easily take a MTR to Hang Hau and we caught a cab to the Sai Wan Pavilion where our hike started for abt $200HKD, alternatively you can catch a mini bus as well. The 45 min hike to the first beach wasn't too difficult except for a pretty steep slope towards the end, and you'd descend upon an amazing beach with huge waves and a couple of restaurants, however it was pretty crowded over the Easter weekend with many Chinese tourists so we continued our hike to Ham Tin beach, another hour or so from the first beach which was alot more challenging as we had to cross a mountain to get there.
The view was way better than the first and you can catch a speedboat back to Sai Kung Pier instead of hiking back for $150HKD/person but make sure you book a spot early enough over the weekends. Depending on weather it can really be quite a bumpy ride :P
I know there are many hiking trails in HK but trust me this one is highly recommended for a day trip!
Written April 1, 2018
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Sydney, Australia144 contributions
Beautiful hike to HK's best beaches
Apr 2018 • Family
Came here for second time this week. Lovely trek starting at end of stage 2 Maclehose trail (Pak Tam Au), then walked in reverse to Ham Tim. Second and Third beaches much less crowded and worth the extra effort. Ate lunch, swam in the waves then walked out to San Wan Pavillion for taxi out (hint - book it 1km from end before you lose coverage). About 15km in total and a nice round trip alternative to going straight in and out. Oh, and there's a nice set of rock polls close to Sai Wan that are worth a look.

Last time we camped overnight at Ham Tim - that was great too.

One of my favourite places in Hong Kong for sure!
Written April 1, 2018
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Rhode Island25 contributions
Epic corner of Hong Kong.
Mar 2018 • Solo
I was on a 30km trail run on the maclehose trail today for the first time when I found this incredible little place. It was cloudy but the beach is amazing. Make sure you head into the small town of Tai Long and visit Albert Cham at the Tai Long Farm Culture Project. He is fascinating an on the weekends run a small organic cafe of locally grown produce. He is also the kindest man and gave me a glass of his fresh squeezed juice sweetened with his own honey which I could not pay for because my cash had fallen out on the trail somewhere. I’ve been to HK many times but never to Sai Kung and Tai Long is authentic and remote. I can’t wait to come back on a clear day.
Written March 3, 2018
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Uncrowded beautiful place
Sep 2017 • Friends
We went there at the end of September, hiking was a bit tough, but mostly because of the outside temperature, takes about 40mins-1hour. The scenery is so breathtaking during hiking so you just stop every time to take pictures)
There were several tents rather far from the beach and only 1 chinese guy swimming and that's all! No people at all. Some tourists came to take pictures, but when we were swimming we were the only group of friends in the sea) That's great! The beach is so clean, white sand, big waves are such a fun! The rocks are so scenic that we spent an hour taking pictures) The last bus goes from Sai Kung at 6 (around 6), so plan your time because somewhere there is no signal to call taxi. Attached picture is a view during hiking
Written October 19, 2017
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