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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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  • It is surprising to see the clean natural attractions that HongKong has to offer.Sai Kung has many,and to the delight of the families visiting here.walking in the tambolo is a must do,will get my fami...  more »
  • Just 15 minutes boat ride from Sai Kung pier to Sharp Island. The views are breathtaking. There is only 1 small shop at the beach area for snacks, but there are a few BBQ area at the beach.  more »
  • 前往西貢午飯, 突然提出到橋咀島, 於是就隨意選了一家船公司前往. 距離西貢碼頭不遠, 船程只需約10分鐘. 最特別應該算是兩島中間的石了. 有趣的簡單之旅.  more »