Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau

Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau Island

Lower Cheung Sha Beach, on South Lantau, is one of Lantau’s many beautiful locations. It boasts long, wide beaches and easy, safe swimming.

There’s a row of restaurants and coffee shops offering a wide choice of food and drink, with relaxed, friendly service, 7 days a week.

Here’s the entrance to the restaurants from the car park:

Entrance way to the Lower Cheung Sha Beach restaurants, Lantau Island

This is the view along the beach from just below the car park, looking East:

Lower Cheung Sha Beach

And this is from the same spot, looking in the opposite direction:

Lower cheung Sha Beach, Lantau Island

This is from just past the restaurants, looking back towards the car park:

Lower Cheung Sha Beach with restaurants on the left

As you can see, Lower Cheung Sha Beach is still un-developed. It’s a peaceful location and if you go there during the week you will have the place pretty much to yourself. These pictures were all taken mid-week.

At the weekend, of course, it becomes a bit busier – but it’s still a welcome break from the hustle of Hong Kong Island..!

There are seven licenced restaurants, five of them on the beach, and a couple of coffee shops (all on the left in the image above).

At weekends it gets busier, and some of the restaurants move tables out onto the beach:

Tables and chairs on the beach at Lower Cheung Sha Beach

Little Field, Lower Cheung Sha Beach

Tucked away at the end of the row of restaurants is a treasure: Little Field.

Little Field opened in October 2019. It is a relaxed café, where the owner, Diana Tang, runs workshops on different types of cooking: baking, mostly but other types as well.

She will bake bread to order (it’s scrumptious!) and she imports and sells organic olive oil from Portugal.

The setting is beautiful. The seating is outdoors in a large (for Hong Kong) garden that boasts a fish pond (with plenty of inhabitants!):

Fish in the fish pond at Little Field, Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau

There are discreet tables beside the pond, away from the main area if you prefer a bit more seclusion, and the beach is about a 30 second walk away.

If you’re planning a workshop or an off-site event Little Field is a great location. Get in touch with Diana – she would be delighted to help. WhatsApp her on +852 9837 9283.

Once you get to Lower Cheung Sha Beach you will need to walk from the car park past the restaurants and shops (about a minute) and look to the right – the picture at the top is your destination!

Getting to Lower Cheung Sha Beach

Located on South Lantau, you will need to take public transport to get to Lower Cheung Sha Beach, unless you have a Lantau car permit. Here are the options:

  1. Ferry to Mui Wo (from Pier 6 in Central) and then a bus. Numbers 1 (Tai O), 2 (Ngong Ping) and 4 (Tong Fuk) all pass Lower Cheung Sha and you’ll need to get off at the 4th stop after the roundabout. Take care, because the first stop is about 20 yards past the roundabout (it’s the only roundabout on that road), so it’s easy to miss! The bus terminus at Mui Wo is right in front of the ferry terminal
  2. Taxi from the Mui Wo ferry terminal
  3. MTR (Tung Chung line) from Central (Hong Kong station under IFC 2) to Tung Chung and then bus or taxi. The bus routes are Tai O (number 11) and Ngong Ping (number 23). Again, get off at the 4th stop after the roundabout

If you’re looking for something different to do on a weekend, especially if you live on Hong Kong Island, I do recommend Lower Cheung Sha Beach – it’s a different world!

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Martin Malden

Martin Malden
The Expat Traveller

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2 comments… add one
  • Matt Lin Apr 13, 2020 @ 21:17

    Hi Martin,

    Once again, you show us an entirely different side of Hong Kong. That’s the reason why I found your travel notes and website are very informative to people who like to explore a different Hong Kong.

    The white sands on Lower Cheung Sha Beach make it appealing to me on a sunny day, and Little Field seems a great place to hang out with friends on weekends, especially if you want to escape from CBD that full of tourists from every corner of the world. I wonder HK residents are coming over here for the weekends too?


    • Martin Malden Apr 15, 2020 @ 9:33

      Hi Matt,

      I don’t know the figures, but not many people from HK Island or Kowloon come to Lower Cheung Sha Beach on weekends.

      It’s a bit of a trek given that they have to take a ferry and then a bus to get there (and the same to get back), so it’s generally more populated by Lantau residents.



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