Updated: Aug 17, 2020
A short, easy hike that ends at Big Wave Bay. It's the perfect way to start your morning, and then reward yourself with a beach day!
Difficulty Rating: 3/10 (The path is well-paved, with a short sprint of steps going up, and then down to the beach)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cell Service: 5/5
Instagrammability: 5/5 (Throughout the hike, you can see beautiful views of the beach on your left)
How to get there:
Once you get off the bus, head towards the children's playground (Siu Sai Wan Promenade) that is opposite Fullview Garden.
Go towards the public toilet. In front of the toilet, you will see stairs going up (image 1), with a sign that says "Siu Sai Wan Sitting Out Area" (image 2). That is the start of the hike.
Follow the signs that say "Leaping Dragon Walk".
Once the steep hill climb is over, turn slightly left and follow the sign that says "Cape Collinson Correctional Institution"(image 3).
Then, after walking just a few steps, you will see a large map (image 4), and steps going up. Walk up the steps and follow the sign towards Big Wave Bay.
Continue walking up. When you're about halfway there, you will see a sign that says "View Compass". We definitely recommend taking this small detour as you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Hong Kong.
Keep following the path towards "Big Wave Bay", and eventually you descend down to the beach.
We finally got to do a mother-daughter hike (got our moms high ;)
The hike ends right at the gorgeous Big Wave Bay beach. Spend the rest of your day cooling down by taking a dip or grabbing a beer. There are also quite a few small local restaurants on and around the beach.
To get back, you can take either the minibus or the double decker to Shau Kei Wan MTR from the beach carpark on top.