A couple of weekends ago, we took advantage of a rare sunny weekend here in Hong Kong (someone explain to me why it’s raining so much this year?!) and went hiking from Dragon’s Back Hike Trail to Big Wave Bay Beach.
We set off relatively early (8am) hoping that we would arrive to the beach just in time for lunch. We took the MTR Island Line to Shau Kei Wan station. From there, we took the bus number 9 to Tei Wan, where the trail starts.
The path from Dragon’s Back to Shek O Peak is actually very pleasant and I love the fact that it is not paved. It had rained the previous day so we had to be extra careful not to faceplant in the mud. Along the way, we spotted beautiful butterflies, chirpy birds and pretty flowers here and there. The views of Shek O island were absolutely breathtaking.
Two hours later, we finally made it to Big Wave Bay. I had heard of this place before, but it was actually first time for me! In my opinion, it is more relaxed than Shek O Beach and attracts a cooler crowd (aka surfers). Over there, you can grab lunch, rent a beach umbrella, chairs and even unicorn floaties!
After a jolly swim sesh, we then enjoyed a well deserved siesta and chillaxed for a few hours.
Would I visit Big Wave Bay again? Absolutely, yes! Would I hike there again? Probably no… the hike felt sooo long and by the time we arrived to the beach we had lost a bit of momentum. I recommend packing all your essentials, food and drinks instead and get there by bus or taxi for a relaxing day at the beach.
Travelling to Hong Kong? Make sure you check out my recent Hong Kong Guides: Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy Spots, Sheung Wan District, Tai Hang District, Quarry Bay as well some day trips ideas like Tai O Fishing Village and Peng Chau Island. Oh, and if you’re into coffee, here’s some blogposts about my favourite cafes in the city: Elephant Grounds, Winston Coffee, Polygon Cafe.
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