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Where To Go Camping In Hong Kong: Family-Friendly Campsites

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Pitch your tents, camping calls! Whether it’s the grassy hillsides or a beach getaway, Hong Kong has plenty of campsites suited for the family.

Camping in Hong Kong is a unique and exciting experience. This concrete jungle, has us walking on the wild side more often than not, and sometimes it’s in search of a picture-perfect campsite to pitch our tents. Some will require a bit of hiking (nothing too crazy) to get to and some are situated right by Hong Kong’s sandy beaches, but all of which offer a unique Hong Kong experience. From the Sai Kung Peninsula to the South of Lantau, we highlight some of Hong Kong’s best camping sites suited for families. And if you’re looking to get close to nature minus the blood, sweat and tears (not to exaggerate), check out our guide to glamping in Hong Kong.

Read More: Where To Go Glamping In Hong Kong

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Tung Lung Chau – A unique camping site with stunning sea views

Kids and grown-ups alike love the little islet of adventure that is Tung Lung Chau. Dramatic views, plenty of coastline to explore and lots of hills to climb, make this camping getaway one for the whole family. It’s uniquely situated among ruins of a fort once used by pirates. There are a few restaurants and small shops on the island, but camping facilities are limited to dry-toilets and stream water only, so stock up on the essentials before arrival. Wet wipes, anyone?

Getting There: Catch a ferry from Sam Ka Tsuen Pier in Kowloon across the Victoria Harbour to Tung Lung Chau (every Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) before strolling 20 minutes to the campsite.

For more information about the Tung Lung Chau campsite see the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website

Pui O – Easy-to-access and convenient camping site

This site stands out as Hong Kong’s easiest to access, while also perfectly placed for convenience. With restaurants, shops, and public bus stops nearby, the beachside gem of Pui O offers truly hassle-free camping on Lantau Island. This site really does offer it all, right down to a pristine white sandy beach cradled by cloud-tipped mountains. Be sure to book in advance here or call 2852 3220 (open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:15pm, closed Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

Getting There: From Central ferry pier six, take the Lantau Mui Wo ferry (the fast ferry takes around 30 minutes while the slow boat takes around one hour). On arrival, take bus number 1 or 4 from Mui Wo ferry pier, both go through Pui O. Alternatively, you can take the 3M or A35 bus from close by the Tung Chung Metro station.

For more information about the Pui O campsite see the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s Holiday Camp website.

Read More: Best Beaches In Hong Kong To Visit With The Family

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Ham Tin Wan – Camping site perfect for weekend tent-pitchers

Without a doubt, Ham Tin Wan is our favourite beach campsite in the whole of Hong Kong. This large stretch of sand acts as a magnet to weekend tent-pitchers. Upon arrival, you’ll find two restaurants, toilets, and even showers at this remote yet accessible spot by the sea. This an ideal weekend break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Getting There: Take a taxi or minibus 29R from Sai Kung Town to Sai Wan Pavilion, and hike for over an hour to the campsite. If you’re with younger ones the trek might be a bit challenging, so opt for speedboat tickets from Sai Kung pier (prices available on request) to get you there in easy, but exhilarating fashion.

For more information about the Ham Tin Wan campsite see the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website.

Wan Tsai South And Wan Tsai West Campsites – Plenty of facilities for kids and beginner campers

Nestled in nature, yet equipped with ample facilities, especially with kids in tow. It is a particularly good campsite for beginners as it has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including its own localised water supply, showers, changing rooms and barbecue pits. And with its close proximity to the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, your weekend itinerary is sorted!

Getting There: Get to Sai Kung (using the directions above) and then take minibus 7 to Hoi Ha Village. From there, follow the Tai Tan Country Trail until you reach the camping site (about 45 minutes).

For more information about the Wan Tsai South And Wan Tsai West campsites see the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website.

Read More: Visit Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park With Kids – Snorkelling, Kayaking, Hiking And More

Lo Kei Wan – Lush green camping site in Hong Kong

For those who prefer sunbathing the day away on the sand, but sleeping at night on grass, you’ll find a perfect blend of both at Lantau’s Lo Kei Wan. One path leads to and from this idyllic spot, where a robust tree line separates white sand and a lush green camping ground. Make sure to stock up on everything before you arrive, as dry toilets and seasonal river water are all that’s on offer.

Getting There: Taking bus 11 from Tung Chung to Shui Hau Village, you’ll need to walk 30-minutes up and down a few small hills before arriving at this secluded spot.

For more information about the Lo Kei Wan campsite see the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website.

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YHA Bradbury Hall Chek Keng Youth Hostel – Picturesque campsite next to fishing piers

A journey through the picturesque rolling countryside of Sai Kung will deliver you to a land lost in time. Complete with an abandoned village and dreamy little piers for children to fish, this is an excellent place to unwind. Its campgrounds are fully kitted out with BBQ pits, dishwashing sinks, showers and flushing toilets that are well looked after, though you do need to book in advance and there might be a small fee for using the main YHA site.

Getting There: Take the 94 bus (96R on a Sunday) from the Sai Kung bus terminal to Wong Shek Pier, then take the Tsui Wah ferry to the Chek Keng pier, or charter a private motorboat for around $150. The boat takes approximately 10 minutes. If your family is up for a walk, take bus route 94 to Pak Tam Au and walk part two of the MacLehose Trail towards Check Keng Village (around 40 minutes).

For more information about YHA Bradbury Hall Chek Keng Youth Hostel check its website.

Read More: Sai Kung Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong

Editor’s Note: “Where To Go Camping In Hong Kong: Family-Friendly Campsites” was originally published by Mr Lee and most recently updated in October 2023 by Fashila Kanakka.

  Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Getty Images, image 2 courtesy of Getty Images, image 3 courtesy of YHA Bradbury Hall Chek Keng Youth Hostel  

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