Sai Kung Peninsula is one of the last havens left in Hong Kong for hikers, swimmers and boaters, and most of it is one beautiful 7500-hectare country park. A short journey to any of the beach islands off Sai Kung town is rewarding. Small ferry boats depart from the waterfront. There are also boats moored along the waterfront selling seafood. Though prices may not be cheaper than in the markets, the atmosphere is unbeatable.

The MacLehose Trail, a 100km route across the New Territories, begins at Pak Tam Chung on the Sai Kung Peninsula. On top of this, Sai Kung town boasts excellent Chinese seafood restaurants, especially along the attractive waterfront.