Sharp Island
Sharp Island
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Brigette
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Family outing on a long weekend. Take a Sampan ferry from the Sai Kung pier (Koey/ The Plume Lady co.) ($30/person) to Sharp Island, then walk towards the Tombolo at low tide. You can BBQ at the beach which is very clean. There is a 1hr hiking trail from Sharp island to Har Mun (Half Moon) bay which is relatively hilly but well paved, suitable for the moderately fit. There are half a dozen scenic spots for photos which gives you view of the Sai Kung golf course and the Sai Kung bay islands. There is a beautiful beach at Half Moon island which has public facilities and a small kiosk. We took the ferry back and had a nice lunch at Bristobana at Sai Kung pier. The rock formations at Sharp island date back to the Cretaceous period!
Written April 30, 2023
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EmLiesel
Birmingham, UK241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We took a junk boat over to Sharp Island in December. We then walked 45mins across the island to Half Moon Bay.

The walk across the island is very up and down and it was hot work! Saying that, I would do it again, the scenery and views along the route were stunning.

Half Moon Bay is very pretty, it is prettier than the beach which the boat landed at so I would definitely recommend it.

I would also recommend taking a picnic as there is one kiosk by the boat landing but it didn't have many options.

Half moon bay is a great day out!
Written February 2, 2022
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joshd1502
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
There isn't much to do on this island but it's a great getaway from the centre of Hong Kong. The best way to get there is to get the MTR to Diamond Hill Station, and then the 92 bus from Diamond Hill to Sai Kung. Exit the bus at the terminating station - Sai Kung public ferry. There are many ferry companies to Sharp Island (don't pay more than HKD$30pp. for a return trip). Make sure you ask what time the last ferry is...
Written November 7, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,680 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Sharp Island is a popular day trip location for swimming, snorkeling and island exploring. It is located in the Port Shelter, just a couple of kilometres from Sai Kung Village and is accessible by way of regular sampan and kaito boat transportation from the Sai Kung New Ferry Pier (9am to 6pm daily). Tickets can be purchased from the various operators that line the promenade to the main Sharp Island pier (HK$30 round trip) on the north end of the island or the Hap Mun (Half Moon) Bay pier (HK$40 round trip) in the south.

The island includes two main beaches, Kiu Tsui Beach in the north and the very popular Hap Mun Beach down south. This second beach is noted for the fine quality of sand, very clean waters and beautiful scenery. Both beaches have expected facilities including showers, changing rooms, lockers, lifeguards and kiosks. Do note that during the pandemic, these facilities, like all other beaches around Hong Kong are closed.

Another island attraction is the UNESCO Geo Trail found near the main ferry pier. Here visitors can walk a nearly 500 metre trail that crosses a tombolo (land bridge) to a tiny adjacent island. The tombolo is accessible during most of the day but slightly under water during the height of high tides (>1.4 metres).

Along the tombolo and the adjacent small island there are interesting geological features which date back 140 million years when the entire area of Sai Kung was believed to be part of a super volcano. Most interesting are the quartz monzonite, locally referred to as the 'pineapple bun' rocks given their resemblance to this important and popular local food speciality.

There is a nice trail between Kiu Tsui and Hap Mun that is around 1.6 km in distance. The trail crosses from north to south, covering attractive island landscape, climbing to an elevation of around 135 metres above sea level. What makes the trail nice is that it follows a ridge much of the way, providing views of the coastline, the sea as well as other outlying islands on both sides of Sharp Island. When sky conditions are favourable, the views are really nice in both directions.

At the south end of the island, there is a boulder beach that you can explore a bit but be ready for proper coasteering the further you go south as it because rather challenging the further you go. Near the southern tip of the island there is a popular sea cave but given the difficulty navigating on foot, this is mostly a place visited by those with kayaks.

You will notice, particularly on weekends and public holidays, quite a few people camping at both ends of the island, taking advantage of the public facilities found at the two beaches. There are a few BBQ pits and tables as well. The public beach facilities include simple kiosks for food and drink purchases. However, best to bring your own drinks & snacks that you can purchase back in Sai Kung before making your way to the island.
Written February 17, 2021
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DragonPrincess
Melbourne, Australia323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is easy to get to Sharp Island. Just take one of the many ferries at Sai Kung pier. The ferries all seem to be the same price and the trip doesn't take very long.

There are two places to be dropped off at Sharp Island. We took the ferry to Kui Tsui which is at the end of the island closest to Sai Kung. After buying an icecream at the kiosk we hiked across the island to the other swim area - Hap Mun Bay. Didn't enjoy that beach much as it was very small and incredibly crowded and so hiked back.
The hiking path is well marked and not difficult. After hiking back we stayed at Kui Tsui and swum in the roped off area. The beach there was very quiet, most people were around the corner at the Tombolo side. Water quality was quite clean.
Written July 13, 2019
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Coastliners_HK
229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
Went on a weekday and it was lovely and quiet, the sampan cost HKD200 for the return trip. We made the trip with 2 and 5 yr olds who both loved it. Go at low tide and allow 3 hours for a steady walk from drop-off, over the tombolo (low tide walk way) and to to the rock pools on the far side of the little island and back. The best rock pools are to be found on the far side of the little island, the water is very clear; we saw sea cucumbers and crabs galore. The kiosk at drop-offighy not be open so take water and snacks.

Enjoy!
Written October 30, 2014
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Neale1810
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK2,729 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We paid to go on a boat ride to the island from Sai Kung pier - 30 HKD each. The boat ride was about 12 minutes going over but got a ‘speedboat’ on the return journey so was less than 5 minutes.

It was a lovely day with no clouds so took some nice photos of the surrounding islands from the boat. There isn’t really much to do when you get there but walk along a beach. The tide was in when we arrived so couldn’t walk to the neighbouring island which is accessible at low tide.

Views were great and glad we made the trip.
Written December 29, 2017
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smcnm6
Belfast, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We had originally booked a tour with viator but they let us down. They cancelled the day before but we did not receive the email until we were at the pier. We were so disappointed as we had been looking forward so much to this trip. I had spent ages researching the best tour to take and we had made our way there ourselves via the MTR and mini bus which was really easy.
We had a phone number for Vaitor but could not get through. Eventually about 20 or more minutes after the tour was due a really kind lady from Kitty tours offered to phone the number for us and we were informed the trip had been cancelled. The person on the phone seemed very unconcerned and unapologetic.
The people on Kitty tours offered to take us to sharp island for 50HKG each – they even walked us round to the boat and were so lovely. So we had a brilliant time on Sharp island. The tide was out so we walked over to the smaller island and had a lovely time. Thank you so much Kitty tours!!!
It is a good idea to go earlier tand you want to do the tour as it is nice to have a look around all the piers and fishemen before you go.
Written July 15, 2017
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Navinpat
New Delhi, India131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
It is a nice and calm Beach in sai kung, just an hour from tsim sha tsui. You can take a bus need to change 2 from tsim TSA tsui bus no 5 and change to 1a or no 92 to the Sai kung tang shui beach. It is a 10 minutes ferry to the island from Sai kung tang shui where bus drops you. Sharp island is a very calm and relaxing place as not many people know about it. Take a dip in very clear water, there is just small area with sand rest of the island is rocky. Unwind relax and enjoy the weather. Sai kung tang shui has lot of eating joints selling sea food, Chinese, Thai food @ local seafoods.
Though the water was very cold and temperatures very low. I njoyed the visit very much.
Written March 27, 2016
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Chris655
Hong Kong, China37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
So you can really get here unless you join so sort of boat tour. If you easily get sea sick, you might want to avoid or take some med before boarding. Only a small portion it's accessible to tourist and the major "only" attraction are the "pineapple bun rocks", which as you guessed it, shapes like the top of a pineapple bun.

The rest the accessible island is peaceful and quiet and not commerialized. You are given 30 mins to explore before you herded back to the boat. The boat tour go to multiple islands and places which is actually quite nice. If you have a few hours to spare during a weeeknd I'd recommend it.
Written February 13, 2016
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