As much as I wanted to spend more time in this beautiful place, I wasn’t able to when I got an SMS from my Venezuelan friend, Luis on my way to Shau Kei Wan. He wanted to have brunch with me before his flight going to the Philippines so I went back to meet him. But what was originally planned as a quick brunch turned out to be another day of a long interesting conversation with my cup of coffee while he had a few glasses of mojito after brunch.
Around 4pm, I had to tell him to go on his flight so I could also take a quick trip and see the Shek O beach. It was one of the places I really wanted to go to as part of my HK itinerary. So I couldn’t take a pass on it, even a short trip would be just enough.
Shek O is located on the D’Aguilar Peninsula on the south-east corner of Hong Kong Island. It is considered to have the best beach on the island. With its clean fine golden sands in a scenic location sheltered by a rocky headland the beach is popular among surfers.
The view from Shek O road along the Dragon’s Back trail was amazing – the mountains and the sizzling view of the beach. It sure did captivate everything of me.
It was a bit crowded even if it was a Tuesday, so I just walked around the village down to the sea shore and felt the sea breeze brushing on my skin. I wanted to stay longer but I had to go back to Tsim Sha Tsui to meet my friends for dinner since I was about to come home the next day.
Now, this is one of the many reasons why I want to go back to Hong Kong. It’s a city with so much things to do especially if you love trekking.
How to get there:
Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station then go Exit A3.
Shek O is served by Shek O Road, which connects Tai Tam Road to Stanley and Chai Wan. You will have to take Bus Route 9 from Shau Kei Wan down to Shek O Beach. In my case, I came from the Tsim Sha Tsui station so I had to get down Admiralty Station and took the train going to Shau Kei Wan which only took me not more than 30 minutes going down the Shek O Road.