GRASS ISLAND [TAP MUN]

Updated: Jan 19

Grass Island is a sleepy fishing village off of Sai Kung popular for both day trips as well as camping. In case the name didn't give it away, Grass Island does indeed have vast grassland which is rare in Hong Kong, but perfect to set up camp. Although we only went for a day trip, we will surely be back for camping!

Difficulty rating: 2/10 (The path is completely paved, with only a few flights of stairs in the beginning)

Duration: 1 hour (The island itself is small but gorgeous, so you can spend a lot more time chilling on the grass or the pebble beach, and it is really popular for camping too!)

Cell Service: 2/5

Instagrammability: 5/5 (Great views of crystal blue waters, however, we went on a slightly cloudy day, so the mountains on the other side of Sai Kung were hidden from our view)

How to Get There:

Weekdays

Weekends

The ferries to and from Tap Mun are about once every two hours, and the ferry schedule can be viewed here.

Hiking Directions:

  • Get on the ferry to Tap Mun from the left side of Wong Shek Pier (image 1)

  • After getting off the ferry at Tap Mun**, follow the signs to Yung Shu Village (image 2).

  • Walk up the stairs (image 3), and you will pass by a basketball court and eventually reach an open promenade. Walk through the promenade and take the exit behind the small hut (image 4).

  • Then, follow the directions towards Balanced Rock (image 5).

  • After passing the Balanced Rock (image 6), you can either complete the trail by following the directions towards Tin Hau Temple or take a small detour and go to Pebbles Beach (image 7). We highly recommend stopping by this beach as the water is crystal clear!

  • After returning from pebbles beach, follow directions towards Tin Hau Temple (image 8) to complete the trail. Then, follow the directions back to the pier to leave the island.

**Be sure to check the ferry schedule at the pier to see what time you can leave the island

Also, check out this gorgeous place captured through Jack Lo's lens!


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