Watersports in Hong Kong
Few things are better for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, than getting out on the water and seeing a whole new side of Hong Kong. Reconnect with nature and feel the stress of city life ebb away as you glide around an island, self-propelled and worry free.
Hong Kong has plenty of offerings you can find when it comes to watersports like kayaking, ranging from short 1hr trips to challenging 3-4-day kayak and camping experiences. Hong Kong’s GeoPark has plenty to offer keen kayakers. From Basalt Island to the Ung Kong group, it has plenty of spectacular underpasses and paddle-throughs, along with caves to explore for the more adventurous.
Closer to Hong Kong Island, both Lamma and Cheung Chau Islands are great for simple day trips and those keen to get out on the water for the first time. Plenty of places to stop and the offer of refreshments or a cold beer make these islands ideal for a group outing. The more adventurous could also try their hand at a night time paddle.
If it’s waves you’re after, the eastern shores of Hong Kong are where you’ll find them – particularly Big Wave Bay off Hong Kong Island or Sai Wan beach in Sai Kung make the perfect destinations for watersports. The latter is also a wonderful location to pitch a tent for the night and take in the stars with your social group.
Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP)
From Sai Kung to South Lantau, Hong Kong has plenty to offer anyone with an interest in Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Experience the serenity of Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island during sunset and see why this is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Stanley offers much more than just its famed market, it also boasts a wonderful beach for SUP. From Stanley Main beach you can head over to either Repulse Bay to the West, or Shek O for a barbeque to the East. From Sai Kung to South Lantau, Hong Kong has plenty for anyone with an interest in Stand Up Paddle-boarding to find. Experience the serenity of Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island during sunset and see why this is the fastest-growing watersport in the world. Stanley offers much more than just its famed market; it also boasts a wonderful beach for SUP. From Stanley Main beach you can head over to either Repulse Bay to the West, or Shek O for a barbeque to the East.
From Sai Kung, there is great snorkeling off Sharp Island – and SUP is a great way to get there. Most beaches have facilities or clubs where you can rent a board, so there is no need to drag one through the public transport system. Just bring your swimwear, flip flops, and friends! While you’re at it, you’ll also be getting a great full body and cardio workout – even more reason to take up this hobby.
We hope this has inspired you to organize your next big watersports-inspired social event! Why not get a group together on LetsGO so you can share the activities in your adventures across Hong Kong?
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