If you're craving sun, sea and sand Hong Kong has no shortage of great options when it comes to beaches. However, in my experience, one stands out above the rest. Ham Tin.
Perhaps not Hong Kong's most accessible beach, but it's secluded location means it's away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier beaches which are closer to the city.
To get to Ham Tin, you have two options. The easiest route is to head to Sai Kung and take a speed boat from the ferry. This will cut down the time and effort it takes (also the speed boats are great fun) but it will cost you around $120HKD each way. The speed boat from Sai Kung takes about 30 minutes.
If you really want to earn your beach day then it is possible to hike to Ham Tin. You will still need to first get to Sai Kung Town. From there you can take bus a white minibus, R29, from the bus hub all the way to the last stop, Sai Wan Pavilion. From Sai Wan Pavilion you can follow the hiking trail. The first stage of the hike will take around 45 minutes and lead to to Sai Wan village which has a beach of it's own and refreshments. To make it from there to Ham Tin beach will take around 1 hour 15 minutes, but the views on the journey make the effort well worth it.
Once you're there enjoy the white sand and clear blue water. There are a couple of stores at the back of the beach selling food and drinks as well as tickets for the boat back to Sai Kung.
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