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Sharp Island, Hong Kong

Categories: Islands, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Sharp Island or Kiu Tsui Chau is the largest island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park located at Port Shelter of Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Tourists go there for BBQ activities, fishing, swimming as well as diving. Sharp Island is under the administration of Sai Kung District.GeographyThe island has a maximum elevation of 136 m and an area of 1 km². The two beaches Half Moon Bay Beach (廈門灣泳灘), also known as Hap Mun Bay, and Kiu Tsui Beach (橋咀泳灘) are located on the island. Both are managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.When the predicted tides at Ko Lau Wan is lower than or equal to +1.40 meter, visitors can go to an inshore islet named Kiu Tau (橋頭) on foot. For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Observatory website.Different kind of volcanic rocks can be found on Sharp Island. The most frequent ones are rocks with a peculiar pattern on the surface. Other rocks have an unusual pineapple shaped form.HistoryOrigin of the different kinds or rocksIt is believed that about 140 million years ago a volcano was located in Sai Kung. Sharp Island was according to that on the margin of the caldera. This is probably the reason for the widely distributed different volcanic rocks from different geological periods around Sharp Island.Formation of the tomboloThe sea currents near Sharp Island are pushing sand and gravel near the shore. After several years they formed a tombolo, a natural bridge made of different sized rocks and sand – connecting Sharp Island and Kiu Tau. At high tide the tombolo is submerged in water and thus can only be seen when the tide goes out.
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  • $ 30 hkg to Sharp Island of Sai Kung, it is price to pay to spend a few hours relaxing on one of its two beaches of fine sand with Master swimmer and net anti sharks. A little walk (in full sun, it's very hot) an hour to switch from one beach to the other or remaining in the boat, one above accosts two beaches. There are toilets, showers, a bar. A true resort
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  • It is a nice and calm Beach in sai kung, just an hour from tsim sha tsui. You can take a bus need to change 2 from tsim TSA tsui bus no 5 and change to 1a or no 92 to the Sai kung tang shui beach. It ...  read more »
  • Sharp Island is one of the surrounding islands near Sai Kung. You can take a local boat trip near Sai Kung pier and travel there for around 10-15mins. It is about HK$30 for round trip. On Sharp Island...  read more »
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