Cheung Chau Island
Cheung Chau Island
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The area
Neighbourhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.

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Tasha G
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great hiking trail around the southern side of the island. Greenery, sea views, temples (with "splooting" terrapins), lots of bird life and amazing rock formations along the "Mini Great Wall". Easily accessible from Pier 5 at Central Ferry Terminal. January is a super time to visit during the cooler weather, while the beaches look inviting for when it warms up in the summer!
Written 6 January 2024
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Mark E
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Jun 2023 • Family
One of the friendliest restaurants on the island. Plus the food is great and reasonably priced. Worth traveling to the island just to experience a taste of Malaysia in HK
Written 20 June 2023
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Scott W
Glen Iris, Australia604 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Caught the regular ferry from Central Pier 5, takes a leisurely 50mins to get to Cheung Chau Wan pier. There's a narrow land strip between North and South ends of the island. West side is the port/moorings/restaurants, East side is the beach. Beach is what you would expect for an island this close to HK - OK for a swim, water sports and photos. Best feature is the walks on the South end of the island. The is a "Central and Southern" loop that follows the Mini Great Wall, which provides good views - I have uploaded a photo of the map. Path is paved the whole way, but can be slippery in places when wet especially where forested. Map says 1 hour, but plan for 2 hours if you want to take side tracks and/or it's wet. Mostly well sign posted by needed Google Maps to navigate me through the roads on the North end of the loop. Note that "roads" are really "paths" on Cheung Chau because there are no cars on the island. Good day away from HK.
Written 17 June 2023
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Voyage_De_Plaisir
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India932 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
It’s around 35 min ferry boat ride to this island , nice good sea food options available and clean beach and walk . You can spend whole day here
Written 10 April 2023
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Megan_Lim
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
Feb 2023
A quick ferry ride to Cheung Chau Island and off we went on a half-island hike. It was an easy hike with lovely views of the sea and surrounding. There are many seafood places near the pier which offer reasonable prices and fresh, fresh seafood ! Worth spending half a day here - quite a difference from the hustle and bustle of busy Kowloon.
Written 27 February 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,489 contributions
Mar 2021
For those who want to see a different side to Hong Kong, visiting one of the outlying islands is a great thing to do. Cheung Chau Island is one of the easiest and best to visit. It has all the old-world charm of a fishing village, with a colourful harbour, traditional temples, small roadside shrines and a string of local seafood restaurants along the waterfront.
The highlights of our most recent trip were swimming, a coastal walk along part of the Looped Family Trail and lunch at Pirate Bay, where the French owner does a whole roast chicken.
Rather than swim at the main Tung Wan Beach, we prefer to continue a little further around the headland instead to Kwan Yum Beach. It’s smaller but it’s also prettier, quieter and has the charming Hing See beach-shack bar.
GETTING TO CHEUNG CHAU: Public ferries run all day, roughly every 30 min from #5 Central Pier. It is only a short walk from HK MTR station and the piers are numbered in order, from 1-10 so it is easy to find the #5. If you don’t already have an Octopus travel card then you can buy tickets at the gate. There are 2 choices of ferries – the big, slow ferry or the smaller, fast ferry. Both leave from #5. The slow ferry takes just under an hour and is $14 HKD one way. The fast ferry takes half that and is $25 HKD. If you tend to get queasy on boats, the fast ferry is a much smoother ride and is a/c throughout. The advantage of the slow ferry is that you can sit outside. If you have the time, the slow ferry is a very cruisy and scenic trip.
Written 7 August 2021
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Elliott W
Hong Kong, China10 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
If you’re looking for great food, a good beach, and lovely nature views.

I went on a day trip to Cheung Chau island with some friends.

We started off the day by boarding the bi-hourly ferry to Cheung Chau in Central just before noon. The ferry service alternates between the slow ferry (only AC if you pay about 15 HKD more for upper deck access) and the fast ferry (AC for whole deck).

We arrived at Cheung Chau about 40 minutes later on the fast ferry, and immediately went to look for lunch. There were classic street food stalls, Japanese, cha chan teng, and more. We opted to get lunch at a small cha chan teng just next in-land from the main praya, and mango mochi for dessert at a stall next to the main praya.

After lunch, we opted for a hike Southward towards Cheung Po Tsai cave. Although we didn’t visit the cave, we took an alternate route down to the Po Yue cove where there were lovely views and nature there. Lots of people were biking around the island, but my friends and I were all too afraid of the heat to go for a bike.

We headed to the wonderful beach just before dinner for a splash. Even though it was a public holiday, the beach was still spacious enough for my friends and I to mill about and chill.

For dinner, we went back to the island centre and ate at a restaurant on the main praya. Averaging 100 HKD per person, we had an 8-course meal of seafood, chicken, veggies, rice and beer. It was not extremely filling, however, but that just means we could go for street food again after dinner.

We took a spacious slow ferry back to Central, opting for the upper deck with AC, tables, and comfortable lighting.
Written 7 April 2021
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Truthful Reviews
London, UK7,452 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
A great island. All sorts of good to eat from local fish to McDonald’s! A great island to hire a cycle of tricycle. Nice beaches although they were closed (people still on the beach though).

The ferry is an easy journey from 30 to 45 mins depending on the normal or fast ferry of your choice.

At traditional island much bigger than Tai O and nice beaches too.
Written 30 January 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,619 contributions
Oct 2020
We recently spent a good day hiking on Cheung Chau Island. This is popular weekend and holiday destination for many from the city seeking the relaxed environs of Hong Kong's outlying islands.

Cheung Chau is amongst the largest of the outlying islands and has over 20K inhabitants. It offers a half day or more of things to do/see/eat and even has a couple of hotels for those who prefer to overnight stays.

Cheung Chau is accessible by regular ferry service from Central at Pier 5. The ride is around 45-50 minutes. To avoid queues and busy ferries, we took an early departure just before 7am. The ferry was nearly empty, a much preferred situation for those preferring smaller group gatherings and social distancing. There are also ferries linking Cheung Chau to Mui Wo (Lantau Island) and sister island Peng Chau.

The island is 2.5 square kilometres and includes a loop trail covering the northern and southern sections of the island which intersects a busy village are in the middle, where you find the main ferry pier, 711, supermarkets, banks and a small collection of restaurants, cafes and seafood restaurants. The island lacks proper motor vehicles and is dominated by walkers and bikers. This is nice and means a much less noisy place, even when it is busy with pedestrian visitors.

Along the loop trail, you will find a beautiful harbour filled with boats, nice rural coastal areas, beach, strolls through wooded and casual village areas. It takes in several temples, ancient rock carvings, some boulder hoping and scampering and even a cave which was used by the infamous early 19th-century pirate Cheung Po Tsai. You can also spend time browsing the interesting narrow streets of the village.

All in all, we spent around 5.5 hours on Cheung Chau leisurely making our way along the loop trail and taking in most of the attractions along the route. We stopped in the village after completing the northern part of the island and bought morning breads from the famous bun shop called Kwok Kam Kee Cake Shop just south of Pak Tai Temple. We also had a late lunch after completing the southern section trail and returning to the village. This was followed by an early afternoon ferry ride back to the city, ending a nice day trip to Cheung Chau.

Note: The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is held on the eighth day of the fourth moon of the Chinese Calendar (usually early May). This is an important festival time which sees vast numbers of visitors to Cheung Chau is is worth keeping mind for those interested in visiting at this time of year.
Written 28 October 2020
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xaxascorpio
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Excellent Coffee & Very Friendly Owner!!! Must try when you visit Cheung Chau!!! It never Disappoint me! Kudos to the owner!
Written 28 October 2020
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