Hong Kong

Cheung Chau Windsurf Beach (Hong Kong)

Cheung
calendarSep 23 2017
Windsurfing has always been a popular pastime on Cheung Chau, and Hong Kong’s only Olympic gold medallist to date, Lee Lai-shan, who took the top prize in windsurfing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, grew up here. With a fine white beach, a beachside cafe, windsurfing, surfing and kayaking/canoeing equipment available to rent, Kwun Yam has plenty to keep you occupied if you’re looking to do more than just lie in the sun. Cheung Chau Island, 10 kilometers (6 miles) southwest of Hong Kong, is shaped like a barbell and has several beaches. The one on East Bay is bordered by cheap hotels while Italian Beach (Pak Tso Wan) is all but deserted. In between the two extremes is Windsurf Beach (Kwun Yam Wan) where Olymphic gold medalist Lee Lai-shan trained. Ferries from Central Pier 5.

The central part of the island is well developed with shops and houses. The lane-ways are so narrow that normal motor traffic is impossible. Instead, there are small motorised trucks officially termed "village vehicles". For example, there are small specially designed mini-fire engines, ambulances and police cars. Residential areas also exist on the hills of the north and south.

Location
Southwest of Hong Kong.

Cheung Chau Windsurf Beach (Hong Kong)

Cheung
calendarSep 23 2017

Cheung Chau Windsurf Beach (Hong Kong)

Cheung
calendarSep 23 2017