Sun, sea, village-life, and hiking trails…Clearwater Bay here we come! Located on the eastern tip of the New Territories, this gorgeous strip of outdoor living in Hong Kong has always been a favorite amongst families in Hong Kong. Whether you are looking to explore this area for a Sunday Funday, planning a move to this rockin’ community, or simply wanting to try a new family hike, this guide is for you!
For babies on back and little feet, the smooth hike across from the entrance at Sheung Sze Wan is always a winner. You can make it quick by walking up (20-25 minutes) the main hill and heading back down or keep going to the left, right, or up to the tallest point in the area. You can also take it all the way to Po Toi O (a perfect lunch choice). Other hikes enjoyed by families include the Clearwater Bay Park to Horse Stables and temple and beach hike.
Sheung Sze Wan Family Hike, start at the entrance across from Sheung Sze Wan (parking lot available). *Toddler, kid-friendly
Sheung Sze Wan To Po Toi O, Click here for details. *Longer hike for older kids
Clearwater Bay Country Park To Horse Stables, Start at Clearwater Bay Park (parking available), head up from parking lot or do the reverse and start at the stables and head to the Country Park. *1.5 hour hike with climbs for families
Tree Walk, located inside the park and a very easy and gorgeous walk for all ages, bring a kite! Note, it is not stroller-friendly. *Toddler and family short hike
Temple HIke, entrance on left side of Clearwater Bay Country Park. Head up and down to temple and beach. Click here for more. *Very short walk/hike to beach and temple
Pick your own seafood at Po Toi O and dine by the water. in Clearwater Bay. It's a real treat! For an adventure, ring up the lovely folks at Yau Lei Seafood to send a speedboat your way where you can zoom across to High Island for a fishy feast. St. Bart's is the area's go-to restaurant for wine evenings, group dinners, and brunching city-style. It offers indoor and outdoor seating and yummy food for all (including a kids menu). There are other options around Hang Hau Village including pizza, Thai, and more. Eat up!
Po Toi O, End of Tai O Mun Road, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
Yau Lei, High Island, Hong Kong, Website. Call +852 2791 1822 for reservations and to arrange a boat-up at Sheung Sze Wan Bay.
St. Barts Hong Kong, Shop 1, G/F, Retail Block of Mount Pavilia, 663 Clearwater Bay Road, Choi Hung, Hong Kong, +852 2791 1189, http://casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/st.-barts-clear-water-bay
T.C. Deli Shop, 10-12B G/F Hang Hau Village, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2358 2332. Pick up everything you need for your BBQ!
For an afternoon of kite flying, seaside walks, and family BBQs, head to the Clearwater Bay Country Park. During summer's low tide, head to the Sheung Sze Wan bay which transforms into a giant baby pool with shallow water for the smallest to explore. For beach play, a visit to Clearwater Bay Beach 2 will knock your socks off. Round off any activity with a visit to Po Toi O for fresh fish and more.
Clearwater Bay Country Park, Click here for more information.
Clearwater Bay Second Beach, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong. You can take bus 16 from Po Lam or 91 from Choi Hung. Note, it gets very busy on weekends and holidays so go early if you choose to go on those days.
Po Toi O, Click here for more information.
Temple Play, Click here for more information.
Visit The Horse Stables, End of Lung Ha Wan, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong, +852 6398 6241, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ceec.hk. Note, you can go through the main white gate into the public space to get the best views and there is a nice little beach and picnic spot on the other side if your keen to explore more.
The Velodrome offers outdoor play, a skatepark, a gorgeous playground, and loads of park space for picnics. The Tseung Kwan O area is also famous for biking. Bring your own wheels or rent directly at the Velodrome. For a splashing good time, head to the Tseung Kwan O swimming pool (although looks more like a water park!). A visit to one of HK's largest playgrounds is also a must!
The Velodrome, Click here for more information.
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool, Click here for more information.
Po Lam Playground, Click here for more information.
Tseung Kwan O Biking, Click here for more information.
For little ones, take a visit to the free playroom inside the Velodrome! Dedicated to BMX inspired fun, there is plenty of room for babies and kids to explore, toss, turn, and roll. If the kids get bored early, head outside to explore the rockin' Velodrome Park!
Kids Playhouse, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/kidsplayhousetkohongkong
Velodrome Indoor Playroom, Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. Parking/Taxi: Park at the parking lot in front of the Velodrome and across from Tseung Kwan O Sports ground). MTR: It's closer to Hang Hau MTR, so get off here and walk over.
Many families enroll their kids in schools throughout Clearwater Bay, Sai Kung, and the New Territories. For pre-school, popular choices include Sunshine House in Clearwater Bay, Garden House, and Abacus (ESF). Additionally, The Woodlands Sai-Kung is very popular and offers bus services all over the area. Nord Anglia opened their early years campus in Sai Kung offering families an excellent through-school option. Hong Kong Academy (HKA) offers playgroups for kids ages 2-3 at their stunning campus in Sai Kung.
Preschools, Playgroups, And Kindergartens In And Near Clearwater Bay:
Sai Kung Playgroups: Hong Kong Academy (HKA) Playgroups (ages 2-3)
Many of Hong Kong's international schools have recently set up new campuses in the New Territories and surrounding area. The closest international school is Clear Water Bay School (ESF) with a campus for early years on up. Hong Kong Academy offers full bus service to their Sai Kung Campus and is very popular with families in the area. New comers close to Clearwater Bay are Shrewsbury (Po Lam), French International School (Tsueng Kwan O) and Nord Anglia International School (Lam Tin). Popular International schools frequented by families living in Clearwater Bay are below.
International Schools In And Near Clearwater Bay Hong Kong:
Clearwater Bay And Area, ESF Clearwater Bay
Kowloon Bay: Kellett International School
Sai Kung: Hong Kong Academy
Tseung Kwan O And Po Lam: Shrewsbury School, French International School (Early Years, Primary, Lower Secondary)
Lam Tin: Nord Anglia International School
*For grocery shopping: Fusion (Clearwater Bay) and Taste (Tseung Kwan O) and Yata (Tseung Kwan O). You can also pick up meats, wine, and more at Feather And Bone. TC's Deli (+852 2358 2332) is very popular with residents seeking meat for BBQs. Many residents order their food for delivery. Check out the Little Steps guide to fish and meat delivery here.
*Shopping: There is not a lot of shopping in the area but hey - not why people live here. Gap, H&M, and more shops are located in nearby Po Lam. For everything else, you can head to East Point City and Popcorn Mall in Tseung Kwan O.
*Medical: For emergencies, go to Tseung Kwan O hospital. For doctors, dentists, physios, and more in Clearwater Bay - book up at Clearwater Bay's OTC&P.
*Pampering: For manis/pedis + Princess manis/pedis, book up at Nail House (+852 2719 8718). For facials and massages, head to Sense Of Touch in Tseung Kwan O (valet parking available), and for quick massages).
*Real Estate Agents: Contact Dom from OKAY (+852 6119 1961) who will sort you with fabulous family homes. Also, Kelly (+852 6182 0277) is a great resource in the area.
This community is packed with after-school options for babies, toddlers, kids and teens! Clearwater Bay Country Club and ESF offer a wide-variety of activities including gymnastics, soccer, dance, and more. For dance, a popular choice is Southern School Of Dance. Unique activities include horse riding lessons at CEEC, ice skating lessons at nearby Mega Ice, and all age soccer programs with Sai Kung Sharks.
Sai Kung: Anastassia's Art House, Bricks 4 Kids, Swiss Art Studio, Lighthouse Playroom, Russian Ballet School, Tina's Dance Studio, Music Horizon, Grand Piano, Playball, Asia Pacific Soccer School, Sai Kung Sharks Football, Garden Farm Golf, HKJC Kau Sai Chau Golf Club, Multi-Sport, Blue Sky Sports Hub, Hebe Haven Yacht Club