Scenes at Sea: Hong Kong's Best Summer Spots to Dock Your Junk
July 30, 2023
As summer heats up in Hong Kong, there’s no better way to cool off than to embark on a junk trip and experience the breathtaking waters and bustling beaches that the city has to offer. Most junk boats depart from Central, Aberdeen or Sai Kung, and Hong Kong has a hand full of destinations for junk trippers to drop their anchors. Here are the top summer spots for you to let your junk boat captain know, for planning the perfect route for your upcoming junk trip.
Among the popular junk party hotspots in Hong Kong Millionaire's Beach is one of the most famous spots to drop your anchor. Located in Sai Kung Country Park, this beach is only accessible by boat or a long hike, making it the perfect spot for those seeking adventure and seclusion.
While the beach can get crowded during the summer, its unique location allows for junk swapping and blasting loud, festive music. Additionally, the area is home to freshwater lagoons and hidden coves, adding a touch of excitement to your junk trip
Long Ke Wan
Long Ke Wan in Sai Kung is a bay nestled between the volcanic hills of Hong Kong’s UNESCO Global Geopark. The beach, often called Long Ke Wan Beach or Long Ke Beach, has been referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by CNN. Its remote location makes it almost impossible to arrive by land, therefore it is the perfect spot to dock your junk at, and for exploring this exotic and stunning beach.
With its calm waters, it is perfect for all kinds of water sports. The destination not only provides a perfect beach experience but also geological wonders of the volcanic hexagonal rocks. With such a claim, it’s hard not to want to dock at this beach.
Hong Kong's islands are some of the best places to visit for junk tripping, and Cheung Chau must be one of the best ones to check out. Alongside the port, numerous seafood and handicraft vendors offer the opportunity to explore the island's culture.In addition to the cultural experience, Cheung Chau provides an excellent beachside experience for you to have fun on the sand and waves. Junk trippers can also enjoy the island's serene atmosphere and stunning views from the comfort of their boat.
Located on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is one of the most popular beaches in the city. With its calm waters and fabulous views, it’s easy to see why so many choose to dock in Repulse Bay for the day.
As one of Hong Kong's longest developed beaches, Repulse Bay offers numerous amenities, including showers, changing rooms, and lifeguards on duty. When you need a break from the sun, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby to grab a bite or a drink. Stop for a coffee, or even lunch and cocktails, at one of the many modern seafront restaurants.
Po Toi Island
Take a junk trip to the southernmost island of Hong Kong. Po Toi Island, and witness some of the most extravagant geological sceneries in the city, including strange rock formations and idyllic landscapes.
Located on the South China Sea, it offers amazing coastal views of the waters as well. For junk trippers, feel free to take a dip into the caves and rocks by the sea, provided you keep an eye on safety, as well as enjoy the large patches of grass along the island for a fun-filled day.
Big Wave Bay
If you're looking for something a bit more secluded, head to Big Wave Bay on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. This beach is popular as it has a laid-back vibe that's perfect for a lazy day in the sun.
The waves can get pretty big here, so it's not the best spot for swimming. However, it's an excellent spot for surfing, and junk trippers can have fun in the waters while exploring the surrounding hills' stunning scenery.
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