Sharp Island, the largest island within Hong Kong’s Kiu Tsui Country Park, measures only 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and a third of a mile (0.5 kilometers) wide. Visitors come to hike the half-mile (1-kilometer) Sharp Island Geo Trail, covered with volcanic rocks from various periods of volcanic activity, and to bask on the island’s two stunning beaches — Half Moon Bay and Kiu Tsui Beaches. At low tide a natural sand levee, or tombolo, allows visitors to walk from Kiu Tsui Beach to neighboring Kiu Tau. Both beaches offer facilities like campsites, changing rooms, showers and beachside barbecue areas.
Boats depart for Sharp Island from the Sai Kung Public Ferry Pier every half-hour throughout the day. The ride takes about 15 minutes.