Kwun Yam Beach

  • Kwun Yam Beach - Hong Kong
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  • Kwun Yam Beach - Hong Kong
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Training ground of former Olympic women’s windsurfing champion, Lee Lai-Shan, Cheumg Chau’s beach of Kwun Yam is a popular spot for windsurfing and kite-surfing today. This is a great place to learn, and it easy to rent equipment, as well as canoes.

Kwun Yam Beach is tucked away in a secluded cove and surrounded by picturesque green hills. The beach itself has golden sand and turquoise waters, and you will find plenty of cafes nearby.

From here you can visit the interstingly shaped “Reclining Rock” along a trail above the beach. This formation consists of five weather-worn rocks, the largest of which looks like it is about to tip over into the sea. Nearby is the “Mini Great Wall”, part of the Cheung Chau Family Trail which is slightly disapointingly neamd after the granite railings along the cliffside. Also here is the North Lookout Pavilion, the highest vantage point in Cheung Chau, and you will have incredible views when you reach this spot.

To travel from Hong Kong, you can take a ferry to Cheung Chau, and then it is only a 10-minute walk to the beach. It’s an easy trip to take to see some of Hong Kong’s natural beauty.

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