About Lung Kwu Tan, Hong Kong
The interesting geography of Hong Kong's extensive coastline hides many little coves and beaches. Lung Kwu Tan Beach is on the west coast of Hong Kong, south of Black Point Power Station. It has to be said that the water quality isn't amazing in this area, though, as it tends to be polluted by the local power station.
This beach works best with a south to southwesterly or northwesterly wind running cross to cross-onshore. A pure westerly would result in a dead onshore direction. The best time to visit this beach is in the hot summer between May and August.
This spot is okay for beginners, with shallow flat-to-choppy waters at mid tide. The sea is nice and warm in the summer, but a wetsuit is a must for the winter months.
Traveling to Lung Kwu Tan, Hong Kong
To get there from Hong Kong Island, you can catch a bus from Causeway Bay to Tuen Mun, which will take about an hour. From here you can take another bus or hire a taxi to Lung Kwu Tan.
Facilities At Lung Kwu Tan, Hong Kong
There are little to no facilities on the beach, so be sure to take all you need for the day, including food. There are some places of interest, such as the Emperor’s Cave, where the Emperor Bing is alleged to have hidden from the invading Mongolians, as well as the Tin Hau Temple and Bogy’s rock. From time to time, public barbecues are held on the beach for tourists.
For more information contact Kite 2 High
, which runs a kitesurf shop and offers IKO tuition in the area.