Autumn barbecue trips are a classic Hong Kong pastime. Luckily, the city is home to a huge array of outdoor barbecue sites located in its many country parks and along public beaches. Not sure which one to pick? Here’s our guide to the best secluded spots to get your grill on, combining topnotch barbecue facilities with the lush beauty of the great outdoors.
Lo So Shing Beach
Located in a sheltered cove on Lamma Island, not too far south from the more popular Hung Shing Yeh Beach, this tree-lined getaway destination features calm, clear waters and a fine sandy beach. There are relatively clean changing rooms and showers nearby, so it’s the perfect spot to go for a swim in between sizzling.
Lo So Shing, Lamma Island, Outlying Islands, Hong Kong
Lion Rock Park
Lion Rock Park
Kick back on the slopes of Hong Kong’s famous Lion Rock landmark at this recently renovated barbecue site. There are 26 barbecue pits here, as well as plenty of bench space shaded by large trees. The spot’s ideal proximity to Festival Walk mall makes it easy to get food and supplies, and the nearby hiking trail, which goes up a gentle mountain slope, is an excellent opportunity for a post-lunch workout.
Lion Rock Country Park, 123 Chuk Yuen Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Chung Hom Kok Beach
Tucked into a small inlet on the southern tip of Hong Kong Island, this gorgeous beach is fringed by leafy vegetation and faces the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. A set of hard-to-find stairs lead down to this little-known paradise, which doesn’t draw the crowds of nearby Repulse Bay Beach or Deep Water Bay Beach.
Chung Hom Kok Road, Chung Kok Hom, Hong Kong
Shui Long Wo Campsite
Located on the foothills of Ma On Shan, a mountain known for its distinctly saddle-shaped ridge, this scenic spot can’t be recommended enough. It’s nestled in lush country park surrounds, with stunning views, large stone tables and the shade of surrounding trees protecting you from the sun’s glare while you sizzle.
Shui Long Wo, Ma On Shan Country Park, Hong Kong
Tai Mong Tsai Barbecue Area
Way out on the southern edge of Sai Kung West Country Park, this rarely-frequented venue features open grassland with widely-spaced barbecue pits for maximum privacy. Don’t be surprised to see the occasional stray buffalo wandering by and feeding on the grass.
Tai Mong Tsai Campsite No. 1, Sai Kung West Country Park, Hong Kong
Aberdeen Reservoir Barbecue Area
Located by the Aberdeen Reservoir in one one of HK’s oldest and lushest country parks, this scenic spot can’t be beaten. Barbecue sites are scattered throughout upper and lower reservoirs, but the quietest spots are by the Upper Reservoir, which is accompanied by a gorgeous lake and mountain surrounds, as well as numerous nearby trails for jogging and easy hiking.
Aberdeen Reservoir Road, Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong