If you really want to escape the rat race the beach at Tai Long Sai Wan is one of the most idyllic spots in HK. Come during the week if you want to avoid the crowds. Apart from the breath-taking sea view, it’s also home to Sheung Luk Stream, the biggest in Hong Kong. If you walk a bit further north to Ham Tin Wan, you can rent tents, sleeping bags and surfboards.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Choi Hung station and jump on a green minibus (1A) to Sai Kung Town. Take another minibus (29R) from outside McDonald’s and alight at Sai Wan Pavilion. Follow the signposts and paths to Sai Wan for 40 minutes.