Trio Beach (三星灣 in Cantonese) is one of the few beaches that is easy to get to in Sai Kung. Along with ease of access, the other thing I love about the beach is that it’s hidden from plain sight. Although the beach is situated close to the main highway and Pak Sha Wan, it’s tucked away behind the headland that forms the Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan) harbour. So when you’re on the beach, no civilisation is in sight (except for HKUST). It’s a perfect beach to spend your day at – soft sand, clean water, and easy to reach.
How To Get To Trio Beach
There are two ways to get to Trio Beach, a 30-minute hike, or a 10-minute sampan (boat) ride. Both options require you to reach Pak Sha Wan (Hebe Haven) first.
Option 1. Hike To Beach
If you’re in the mood to get some exercise as you get to the beach, why not hike it? The hike to Trio Beach is really easy, with no major climbing involved. The trail is about 3 km long and should take you roughly 45 mins to complete. Just follow these steps:
- Take bus number 92 (Diamond Hill to Si Kung), 96R (Diamond Hill to Wong Shek Pier), or 792M (Tseung Kwan O to Sai Kung), to the Tai Chung Hau bus stop.
- Alight here, and walk ahead for about 300 metres till you reach Che Keng Tuk Road.
- Walk down Che Keng Tuk Road for about 1 km. Follow the signs for SKIP (Sai Kung International Pre-School).
- Right next to SKIP, you’ll notice the start of the trail.
- Stay on this trail till you see a signpost for Trio Beach asking you to turn right.
- Stay on this trail for another kilometre till you approach a small gate.
- Turn left at the gate and you’ll be at the BBQ pits.
- Follow the steps down to the beach.
If you hate instructions, and rather have Google Maps show you the way, click here to open the route.
Option 2. Take A Sampan
You can also take a sampan (small boat) to Trio Beach. Sampans are fairly frequent on holidays and should cost you HK$ 20 for a round trip, or HK$ 10 for a one-way trip. If you buy a round-trip ticket, ensure that you return on the same sampan, or you will have to pay again. Again, follow these instructions:
- Take bus number 92 (Diamond Hill to Si Kung), 96R (Diamond Hill to Wong Shek Pier), or 792M (Tseung Kwan O to Sai Kung), to the Pak Sha Wan bus stop. Or you could also take minibus numbers 1, 1A, 1S, 2, 12, or 101M to the Pak Sha Wan bus stop.
- Once you alight, walk back towards Pak Sha Wan Pier (aka Hebe Haven Pier). It’s the pier with hundreds of boats and yachts.
- Once at Pak Sha Wan Pier, wait for the sampan which takes you to Trio Beach.
- The journey takes roughly 10 minutes and brings you right onto the beach’s Pier.
Mix It Up!
It’s possible to hike one way, and then take the sampan back.
And here’s a quick video of the beach to showcase its beauty!
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Trio Beach, Sai Kung
One of the first things that struck me about Trio Beach is how small it is. Don’t get me wrong, it’s big enough to accommodate the busy weekend crowd. The beach itself has some of the softest sand, and cleanest water. It makes for quite an inviting beach!
The headland behind the beach makes it feel very secluded, and away from civilisation. The only buildings that are visible are those of the HKUST campus far away. From the beach, you get a clear view of Clearwater Bay.
Sadly, there are no dogs allowed on the beach.
The small beach does pack in plenty of facilities, that include
- 20 BBQ Pits,
- Changing room,
- Playground, and a
- Refreshment Kiosk that serves snacks, and drinks (no meals).
A chilled-out beach in Sai Kung
There are plenty of beautiful beaches to choose from in Sai Kung, including the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong – Tai Long Wan. Trio Beach may not be as grand as some of them, but it has plenty going for it. It’s easy to reach by foot or boat. It’s close to civilisation but feels far away. And it’s got good quality water and nice sand. So, why not head there this weekend?
Oh, and once you’re done with the beach, I’d suggest stopping by Padstow Restaurant & Bar for a drink before you head back home.