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:
This is the view along the beach from just below the car park, looking East:
And this is from the same spot, looking in the opposite direction:
This is from just past the restaurants, looking back towards the car park:
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:
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!):
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:
- 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
- Taxi from the Mui Wo ferry terminal
- 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!
Have you visited Lower Cheung Sha Beach? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The Expat Traveller