Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Swimming Lamma Island

One of the popular attractions of Lamma Island is Hung Shing Yeh Beach.  It's where you go when you want to spend time relaxing, picnicking with family, or just want to get in a refreshing swim after a long hike.

It's an easy beach to find, just follow the signs and it'll lead you to the beach.

You know, you've hit Hung Shing Yeh Beach, when you see this snack and beverage kiosk on the right.  It's a great place to pick up some honey glazed barbecue corn!  (This is probably my favorite thing to get at Hong Kong Disneyland too.)

The corn is 18 HKD, but they also have barbecued pineapples, which I might try on another day.

I don't know what it is about corn, but it's just always heavenly to bite into.


At the back of the kiosk is a little sitting area, where you can also rent space to barbecue your own lunch.  It also leads to Hung Shing Yeh Beach. 

Before you actually get to the beach, there are kiosks where you can pick up some beach gear:  sunscreen, straw hats, umbrellas, swim suits, and beach toys.

We actually went on a hike before we headed down to the beach for a quick swim.  This beach has the usually Hong Kong beach facilities:

1.  Shower stalls
2.  Changing rooms
3.  Bathroom area
4.  Lifeguard stations
5.  First aid station
6.  Snack and Beverage kiosks
7.  Nearby picnic/bbq areas

There are also a few little spots of shade for those who prefer to be out of the sun.

The sand is a lithe grainy, but that's normal, I feel.  I think the most rocky sand I've ever walked on was probably up in Tuen Mun.

The beach sort of rests alongside the power station/treatment facilities.

There are areas of the beach that kids might find nice to explore, like this little river that lets out to the ocean.

There is also a bit of rocks and boulders that can be climbed on both sides of the beach.  They're great areas to explore as well.

To the side of the beach, which also heads over to Sok Kwu Wan, there is a little barbecue area, with really nice tables and benches.

Here's another view of the power station from the rocks to the side of the beach.

It's pretty hot these days.  So, it's always a great idea to head down to the beach and splash around in the water.  It's especially great to be able to have water and cold drinks accessible through out the day at this beach!

Right now, since school is still in session, it seems like Lamma Island isn't as crowded as usual.  So, I would take full advantage of taking a trip out here, if not to chill on the beach, perhaps to take a little hike and explore the island!