Mui Wo and Silver Mine Bay Beach

Mui Wo and Silver Mine Bay Beach

Silver Mine Bay Beach in Mui Wo is named after the area’s alternative name — Silver Mine Bay. The Mui Wo Valley was first settled by farmers around the middle of the Ming dynasty (16th century). By the 19th century, there were six villages in the valley, many of whose inhabitants worked in a silver mine that operated for several decades. Remnants of the mine can still be seen. Also surviving to this day are several watchtowers built by the villagers to protect themselves from pirate attacks.

By the 1930s the pirates had gone and the beach became popular with swimmers and weekend visitors to the nearby hotel. More recently, the villages in this area have attracted urbanites looking for a quieter life.

Close to the pier and bus terminus you can check out the market and find a good selection of Chinese and international restaurants, a no-frills seaside dining arcade, and seaside eating places specialising in noodles, seafood and duck.

Mui Wo is an ideal launching pad to explore other parts of Lantau Island, including the famous Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery and the stilt houses of Tai O Village.

Click here for some points to note when visiting beaches in Hong Kong.

Info
Address:
Tung Wan Tan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands
Tel:
+852 2984 8229 (Silver Mine Bay Beach)
Website:
www.lcsd.gov.hk
How to get there
Catch a ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo. Fast ferries take around 35–40 minutes; ordinary ferries take around 50–55 minutes.

Silver Mine Bay Beach:
Walk for 15 minutes from Mui Wo Ferry Pier. Turn right at the pier and go to Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road, then walk to Ngan Kwong Wan Road. Walk along Ngan Shek Street to Tung Wan Tau Road to the beach.
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