Chi Ma Wan Beach

Chi Ma Wan Beach information

Lantau , China
Getting there
Ferry: Interisland service from Mui Wo & Cheung Chau
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Chi Ma Wan can be reached via the interisland ferry from Mui Wo and offers some excellent hiking opportunities; just be sure to get a map as the trails are not always clearly defined or well marked.

The Chi Ma Wan ferry pier is on the northeast coast; the large complex just south of the pier is the Chi Ma Wan Correctional Institution . There’s a decent beach to the south at Tai Long Wan .

Fan Lau Beach

Fan Lau (Divided Flow), on the southwestern tip of Lantau, has a couple of good beaches and the remains of Fan Lau Fort , built in 1729 to protect the channel between Lantau and the Pearl River estuary from pirates. It remained in operation until the end of the 19th century and was restored in 1985. The sea views from here are stunning.

The ancient stone circle is to the southeast of the fort. The circle probably dates from the Neolithic or early Bronze Age and may have been used in rituals.

The only way to reach Fan Lau is on foot. To get here from Tai O, walk south from the bus station for 250m and pick up stage No 7 (ie along the island’s southwestern coast) of Lantau Trail , a distance of about 8km. The trail then carries on to the northeast and Shek Pik for another 12km, where you can catch bus 1 back to Mui Wo.