Brush off those buckets and spades and take your kids to Trio Beach in Sai Kung. While this hidden treasure of a beach is small, it is child-friendly with all the facilities you need, including a refreshment kiosk and shower rooms. The best part – it is super easy to access and you can get there via ferry and you can hike there too. Explore away, kiddos!
Tips & Tricks:
Getting There: Sampans leave Pak Sha Wan Pier in Sai Kung regularly and cost HK$20 per person for a return ticket. Boats are clearly signposted, so you can’t go wrong. Just remember to take the same boat back or you will be charged again.
Beach Fun: After a short journey, you will arrive at a beautifully clean sandy beach with (almost) crystal clear waters to match. The lusciously soft sand is perfect for building castles and the shore is only a stone’s throw away – ideal for keeping a close eye on your water babies as they splash about in the sea. As with most Hong Kong beaches, shady areas are few and far between but don’t worry… umbrellas are available to hire from the kiosk.
Go Early: Clued-up families with young children will already know that the best time to hit the Hong Kong beaches is early in the morning when temperatures are cooler and the masses have not, well, amassed. At lunchtime, hop back on the boat and head to the Pier for some delicious food at Padstow’s!
This quaint and quiet beach with its luscious white sand and clear water is a hidden gem in the New Territories and easy to reach. It's a perfect outing for families from Clearwater Bay or Sai Kung!
Families with young kids. Toddlers can potter on the sand or paddle by the shore, all in safe proximity of mom and dad.
According to the Environmental Protection Department, Trio beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Hong Kong, which makes it perfect for crawlers and curious kids.
By Bus: Take the 1A minibus from Choi Hung MTR or 101M minibus from Hang Hau MTR.
By Taxi or Car: Pak Sha Wan Pier, Sai Kung.
Sampan: Stop at Pak Sha Wan, where a sampan will take you on a 10-minute journey to the beach.
Hiking: Take a taxi or minibus No. 101 to Lions Nature Park in Sai Kung. Follow Che Keng Tuk Road to the end, then take the path flanked with trees.