The best part about Hong Kong is that it never gets too old on you. It’s hard to say that you’ve seen it all, there’s always something new. So, with an agenda to explore Hong Kong, we set out to discover one of its longest beaches, Pui O.
Look at how pretty it is.
Mui Wo to Pui O Hike
Our original plan was to take the ferry from Central Ferry Pier to Mui Wo (ferry schedule) and then walk down the main road, which is an easy walk. Nothing too hectic; just a good Sunday morning walk.
However, once we got to Mui O we decided to take the Lantau Trail Section 12 to Pui O. So instead of walking, we were now hiking 10 kms. The initial part of the hike from Mui O isn’t that hard. So, we assumed that this is what the whole trail would be like. We obviously had no idea about the terrain as we obliviously set off to Pui O.
Mui Wo to Pui O Hike Route Map
The trail was much harder than we had anticipated and obviously we hadn’t come prepared to hike from Mui Wo to Pui O. There were times when the opportunity to walk onto the main road presented itself to us. But we didn’t cave. We stuck to our new plan, and continued onto our hike, which despite its difficulty, did offer some beautiful views.
After running away from feral buffaloes and 2.5 hours later, we glanced upon Pui O beach. And I had to admit that the beach wouldn’t have looked as beautiful as it did, if we had just taken the shortcut. We were made to toil and labour to get to the beach and we clearly found ourselves appreciating its beauty and serenity far more!
Pui O Beach
Pui O beach in Hong Kong is easily one of my favourite beaches in Hong Kong. Located on the eastern part of Lantau Island, the beach runs along shoreline of Pui O village. The first thing that struck me about Pui O beach was how long and empty the beach looked. My previous references were Stanley beach, Shek-O beach and Big Wave beach. All of them seemed tiny in comparison and extremely crowded (maybe because they’re on the Hong Kong island).
There’s a fun fact about Pui O beach – because of the surrounding rocks in the area, the sand on the beach is black and yellow. It may not look that impressive on the ground, but it does make for a spectacular photo from the sky.
Things To Do On Pui O Beach
Pui O is a popular destination for hikers, campers and beach-goers alike. The Pui O camping site is located right on the beach and offers campers beautiful views of the sunset. The nearby barbecue area is also quite popular among the locals.
We were absolutely exhausted after hiking all day long and so we decided to take a taxi back to Mui Wo. The ride back hardly took us 10 minutes. If you’re ever thinking about getting away to a really amazing beach in Hong Kong, I’d highly recommend Pui O. Even if you don’t end up hiking to it, it’s still worth visiting!