Hap Mun Beach

Hap Mun Beach, Hong Kong: Tickets, Tours, Address, Hap Mun Beach Reviews: 4/5

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,423 contributions
Quality beach on the south end of Sharp Island
Feb 2021
Hap Mun Bay (Half Moon Bay) Beach is one of the two notable beaches on Sharp Island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park of Sai Kung. It is located on the south end of the island and is accessible by way of frequent sampan and kaito service from Sai Kung or by way of a hiking trail from the north of the island.

The bay is shaped a bit like a half moon, which you can make out clearly from the higher elevation points along theSharp Island trail. The beach itself is usually very clean, has fine sand and water quality about as good as you will find around Hong Kong. Hence, this is a very popular beach for Hongkongers particularly in weekends and public holidays. The beach area is rather small, which results in very crowded conditions here during warmer months of the year.

There are changing rooms, showers, public toilets, in season rafts (April to October), lifeguards, BBQ pits, refreshment kiosk that are open during normal times. Unfortunately, our beaches are closed down during the pandemic including Hap Mun Beach. However, they should open up someone later this year.

Note: Sampan and kaito service to Hap Mun Beach (HK$40 return ticket) takes around 15-20 minutes each way. You can also take similar boat service to the main Sharp Island pier on the north end of the island (HK$30 return ticket) and then hike the 1.5 km trail to Hap Mun Beach.
Written February 16, 2021
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DragonPrincess
Melbourne, Australia323 contributions
Small beach which gets very crowded, No kiosk
Jun 2019 • Couples
After the nice hike over Sharp Island we arrived at the tiny little beach in a pretty setting. It was only about 10:00am but we found the beach quite crowded. Ferries stop here as well as at the other end and it seems the majority of people coming from Sai Kung get off at this end of the island. We only stayed an hour as by then there were hundreds of people sitting anywhere and everywhere, wherever they could and long queues for the changerooms and toilets.

The beach has a roped off area for swimming and two floating pontoons. I must say that the water quality is not the cleanest. The first 10 metres of water had much vegetation and plastic floating in it.

If you are looking for a drink or an inecream forget it. There is no kiosk here or even a tap. According to the lifeguards there used to be one but it looks unlikely to be opened again. They dont think there is any funding for it. We hiked back across the island and got a cold drink at the other end at the kiosk there. We also had a far less crowded beach to enjoy.
Written July 13, 2019
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Paulgallagher
Hong Kong, China39 contributions
Really looking forward to the renovations
May 2019 • Couples
Great beach that takes a little while to get there but is so worth it when you get there. They are redeveloping much of the infrastructure and services around the each including new fences, footpaths and BBQ pits. Id imagine it should be finished this Summer 2019. They also need a new vendor to take over the refreshment kiosk so make sure you bring supplies with you. Id say it will be awesome once its finished and there is a new shop in place. Hopefully they stock beer too!
Written May 21, 2019
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AndyWatson
Scotland193 contributions
Small and limited facilities
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a small sandy beach with beautiful clear water. It's reached by a 20 minute sampan ride from Sai Kung waterfront. There are showers, changing facilities and If what you want to do is swim or sunbathe it is ideal. If you're there to watch and look after the towels, there's nowhere to sit and the snack bar is 'temporarily' closed. We were there on a Friday afternoon during the school holidays and it was not too busy.
Written April 26, 2019
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A1bs
Hong Kong, China59 contributions
Tiny beach
Apr 2019 • Family
For a trip to the beach in HK. I would normally go Shek O. It was a novelty to visit Hap Mun beach as you need to take a boat from Sai Kung pier, it cost HK$50 per person for a return trip. The boats were quite regular every 20-30 mins.

The beach itself was small and narrow, but wasn’t too busy. The sand was fine similar to Shek O. There was surprisingly quite a bit of litter in the water. Also they seemed to be some work expanding the beach, as a section of it was closed and labourers clearing rocks.

Maybe it was early in the season, there were no shops open. The showers need some maintenance as most of the showers were dribbling water.
Written April 23, 2019
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Niki
Songshan, Taipei124 contributions
Paradise
Aug 2018 • Solo
In a crowded city like HK, it’s hard to believe that there’s a beach paradise like this. Although the transportation is not convenient, but totally worth it, there are lot of boats that travels between Sai Kung and the beach which are not expensive. The beach offers snacks, drinks and even kinds of equipment you need for swimming and sun bathing, the water is quite deep but crystal clear, an unforgettable experience and a holy ground.
Written September 9, 2018
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Snowdrop
Hong Kong, China38 contributions
A Paradise in HK
Jul 2017 • Family
Clean beach and beautiful view, but be careful if you go there with kids. There are lots of the pointed rocks in the beach that may hurt your feet.
Written April 30, 2018
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AHW852
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
Clean beach, but facilities can't keep up with the crowds
Jun 2017 • Couples
Great swimming beach easily accessible with a scenic 15-20 minute boat ride from Sai Kung Pier. The water and beach were clean and surrounded by lush green hills.
We went on a Sunday and there were lifeguards, umbrella hire, showers and a small snack shop.
The beach is quite narrow so people get very crammed in, especially at high tide. With only three showers, there were long queues by 3pm.
If you can get there on a weekday, I bet it's paradise!
Written June 11, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,423 contributions
Quality beach at Sai Kung
Sep 2015 • Solo
Hap Mun is a small beach area found at Sharp Island near the fishing village of Sai Kung. You can reach this beach spot by way of the sampan boat journey which you can arrange easily at the Sai Kung Promenade. There are quite a few ladies with signs pointing tourists to the sampan boats.

Sand quality is as good as what you will find in Hong Kong and the water quality has been nice when we have visited. The beach is good for swimming, snorkelling and we've managed to find a few crabs and decent seashells in the area between the beach and the pier.

Overall, Hap Mun is a good little beach but not particularly convenient for the vast majority of people visiting HK. There are similar options on Lantau Island, Repulse Bay and Hong Kong Island that are likely much closer to where you will be staying and spending time during visits. However, if you plan to be in Sai Kung for a day and want to enjoy a sampan boat ride, some time at Hap Mun Beach can be rewarding.
Written January 3, 2016
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