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Spend your weekend with your toes in the sand, diving in and out of waves and cooking on an open flame; we’ve rounded up the best beach camping sites in Hong Kong.

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Long Coast Seasports, Lantau Island

Highlights: If pitching a tent isn’t up your alley, Long Coast Seasports offers beach-front glamping options happy to play host for a weekend of sun soaking and sea splashing. With breakfast and an all-access pass to its variety of  watersports equipment and facilities, simply show up and enjoy all that’s on offer.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Tung Chung and then hop on New Lantau Bus No. 11, 11A or 23 at the Tung Chung Bus Terminus, alighting at Lower Cheung Sha Village.

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Long Ke Wan Beach

Highlights: Tucked away in Sai Kung East Country Park, Long Ke Wan Beach is a picturesque stretch of white sandy beaches, perfect for pitching a tent. Though there are barbecue pits and tables, you’ll need to ensure that you bring your own overnight gear, food and drinks for the duration of your stay.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Choi Hung Station and board minibus 1A to Sai Kung Town. From there, you’ll need to take a taxi to East Dam (High Island Reservoir) and hike along the MacLehose Trail to Long Ke Wan — roughly 20 minutes.

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Ham Tin Wan

Highlights: Albeit not the easiest camping spot to get to in Hong Kong, those seeking out gram-worthy sunsets and sunrises won’t regret making their way along the MacLehose to get there. One of several beaches in the Tai Long Wan district, those hoping to hit the waves can hire surfboards nearby to the campsite as well as tents and sleeping bags for those who would rather pack light. Firewood can also be bought from the nearby store, but this sells out quickly, so be sure to get there early if you’re hoping to cook a few sausages in the evening.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Choi Hung station and take minibus 1A to Sai Kung Town. From here, take minibus 29R or a taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion and follow the path to Sai Wan — roughly 40 minutes.

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Pui O Beach

Highlights: Easily accessible by ferry, Pui O camping site is right on the beach and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Complete with barbecue pits, toilets, changing rooms and shops that sell food and drink, simply pack the necessitates and top up as the day goes along.
How to get there: Take the ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then catch bus 1 or 4 from the ferry pier to Pui O.

Note: In light of Covid-19, Pui O camp site is temporarily suspended, but be sure to check back here for updates and to make booking for when it reopens. 

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Tai Wan Beach (Big Wave Bay)

Highlights: Another stunning beach in Sai Kung Country Park, the more secluded Tai Wan Beach is a firm favourite amongst those looking to set up camp with friends far from the city, but still have some comforts like toilet facilities and access to food and drink. 15 minutes from Ham Tin Beach, you can also rent a tent and other camping equipment when you arrive so that you won’t need to hike down to the beach with all of your gear. The beach is also dog friendly, so need need to leave your pup at home this time.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Choi Hung station and take minibus 1A to Sai Kung Town. From here, take minibus 29R or a taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion and follow the path to Sai Wan — roughly 50 minutes.

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Lexi Davey
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A typical ‘third culture’ kid, Lexi spent the best part of her life between Hong Kong and Malaysia. A self-confessed heliophile with a thirst for travel and adventure, she moved home to foster a career in digital editing and lifestyle copywriting. Loves include: commas, nervous laughter and her rescue pup, Wella