- Lamma Island
- Starting point:
- Yung Shue Wan
- End point:
- Sok Kwu Wan
- Average hiking time:
- About 2hours
You don’t need to be carrying a crew of kids, parents and siblings to enjoy the Lamma Island Family Trail. Its name merely indicates that this hiking route is an easygoing walk that’s suitable for a family outing. Its highest point is around 100 metres above sea level, and the route is well signposted.
The trail takes you along the coast with sweeping views of Hung Shing Yeh Beach, and from the halfway pavilion, past vistas of Lantau Island and Cheung Chau. Shortly after, you’ll pass the sandy beach and fishing rafts of Lo So Shing village. Just beyond this is Kamikaze Cave, where the Japanese forces occupying Hong Kong during the Second World War launched speed boat suicide missions against allied shipping.
The Family Trail comes to an end when you see the rustic buildings and fishing rafts of Sok Kwu Wan Village, where you can restore your energy on Seafood Street – a group of restaurants raised on stilts above the bay, which are popular with weekend day trippers. From here you can catch a ferry back to Central (30 – 40 minutes) or continue along the Ling Kok Shan Hiking Trail.
To the starting point:
Take a 30-minute ferry ride from Central Pier 4 (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1, walk through ifc mall) to Yung Shue Wan
From the end point:
Take a ferry from Sok Kwu Wan ferry pier back to Central.