Hiking & Beaches

Pak Sha Chau: The perfect place for a kayaking getaway in Hong Kong

Honestly, there is not much to say about Pak Sha Chau. It’s a small island nearby the Sai Kung Public Pier. Located just opposite the Kiu Tsui Pier. Pak Sha Chau (Chinese: 白沙洲; lit. ‘White Sand Island’)is connected to a smaller island, Siu Tsan Chau (小鏟洲), by a tombolo.

Siu Tsan Chau, and Pak Sha Chau in the background - connected by a tombolo.
Siu Tsan Chau, and Pak Sha Chau in the background – connected by a tombolo.

How to get there?

Plan A — Prebook a boat: You need to prebook and rent a boat at the Sai Kung Public Pier. There is no ferry or sampan schedule. I went with a group together with the Sole Explorers (Facebook Group). If this is too complicated for you, I would advise choosing Plan B or Plan C. Both are pretty exciting.

Tai Chan Chau, and Sharp Island in the background - which you can reach via Kiu Tsui Pier.
Tai Chan Chau, and Sharp Island in the background – which you can reach via Kiu Tsui Pier.

Plan B — Rent a Kayak in Sai Kung: You can rent some Kayak at Sha Ha in Sai Kung. From there you can reach the island easily.

Plan C — Swim over: If you are a good swimmer, you could also take a sampan or kaito from Sai Kung Town Pier to Kiu Tsui Pier. The journey should take around 15 minutes. Prices and frequency vary depending on the season. From there you can reach Kiu Tsui Beach, which is just opposite. There you can visit the Sharp Island Sand Levee (橋咀洲地質步道). Or you can swim via Tai Chan Chau and Siu Tsan Chau to Pak Sha Chau over.

Kiu Tsui Beach and the Kiu Tsui Pier
Kiu Tsui Beach and the Kiu Tsui Pier

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