Sai Kung to Trio Beach
A beautiful 7.5 km out and back route from the center of bustling Sai Kung to the white sand of Trio Beach.
This route starts and ends on the Sai Kung waterfront. Leaving town, you’ll run up and through the small village of Tui Min Hoi before joining the country trails towards the white sands of Trio Beach.
Leaving Tui Min Hoi you will be running uphill on Hong Kin Rd. Turn left when you come to Hong Fu Road on your left. This road continues for about 200m before closing to trafic and becoming an unpaved track that leads to the trail.
Once you’ve joined the trail, there is an early T junction. Continue to the left, in the direction of Ma Nam Wat. About half a kilometer after joining the trail, at the bottom of a set of steps you will come to a second T junction. Again, turn left here and continue following the trail.
When you come to a fork in the road with the trail marker pictured above, turn right, up the hill towards Trio Beach.
The trail ends at a T junction. Turn left to follow the paved path a short way down to the beach. Enjoy the view, and maybe a swim, before turning back to Sai Kung.
There is no MTR to Sai Kung, so to get here without a car you can take a bus, minibus or taxi.
Food & Drink
As always in hot and humid Hong Kong, we recommend carrying plenty of water with you. During the summer, there is a refreshment stand operated at Trio Beach where you can top up your water supply, and maybe enjoy a frozen slice of pineapple while you’re at it.
Upon your return to Sai Kung town, there are lots of great options for coffee and food. Two options we really enjoy are Little Cove and Coffee Academics.
Changes to the Route
Want to increase the distance of the run? Add an extra branch to the out and back route. On your return from Trio Beach, when you come to the sign post pictured above, turn right towards Ma Nam Wat (rather than left to Sai Kung). Shortly after you will come to another fork in the road. Here, follow the sign post left towards Tai Ngam Hau. You’ll follow a well worn, shaded trail with views towards Sai Kung and Sharp Island. The trail ends with a short clamber down to a stunning rock formation at the end of the peninsula.
Rather than starting in Sai Kung, the routes can also be reached from the Lions Nature Education Center.
In normal times Trio Beach is open with lifeguarding service and a refreshment kiosk. You can find more information on Hong Kong’s LCSD website.