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Sharp Island, Hong Kong

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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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  • 橋咀洲 橋咀洲又名橋咀島是香港的一個島嶼,地區行政上屬於西貢區。位於西貢市以東,滘西洲以西。1997年被劃為橋咀郊野公園,是香港面積最小的離島郊野公園。橋咀是一個浮潛及研究地質的勝地,香港政府更分別於2002年成立珊瑚保育區,2009年成立地質公園。島上碼頭與西貢碼頭相隔僅約2000米,最高點海拔136米。 被CNN旅遊網站稱為9個最被低估亞洲景點之一的岩石奇觀路線橋咀洲。橋咀洲屬香港聯合國教科文...  more »
  • Great escape from the busy city! Beautiful hike possible over the island and it has a nice beach: hap mun bay. Definitely worth a visit! It takes a while to get there by bus, but a great change to the...  more »
  • 係西頁碼頭是但一間船公司都買得,我地買左40蚊來回去左廈門灣(半月灣)行條小徑去返橋咀島,45分鐘左右。搭船大約25分鐘。