- Beauty/fun: 8/10 Not as impressive as the East Dam, but still geopark with its columnar jointed volcanic rocks. Several not very deep caves. One of the best beaches in Hong Kong to end up before your return.
- Difficulty (check this link if new here, this is not your standard HK hiking web): 5/10 if doing it with a support boat. 6/10 if doing the full loop from the East Dam, as the approach hiking requires some scrambling down and mild bush-walking added to the extra distance. Quite some of the jumping points disappear in the lower tide so depending if you want to do it easier or “more fun” time accordingly. Pictures of a day that we started with the high tide.
and the Garmin track.
Last time there we went with a boat, but definitely you can do this coasteering route without it. For that, you would need to take a taxi to the East Dam and follow all the initial instructions explained in the post of hiking all Saikung East. Including the not so easy way to arrive at Long Ke Tsai.
and a bit of bush going South till the end of the peninsula, just in front of Conic Island.
Once there, find your way down to the water line. I have marked a possible way down on the map (where the Garmin track starts), but you can find different ones. Initially, you will be with the familiar columns around.
And later on, several caves that you can explore.
Some deeper than others.
In general, this part is relatively easy to scramble or hike on.
Just after Long Ke Tsai, heading South, it gets slightly more difficult.
You can be scrambling really close to the water in any case,
so jump and swim if not comfortable. Once you turn back again and head West-NW direction it gets as “easy” as the first sections.
And you will end up in the main beach of Long Ke. Perfect anchoring point or place to chill out before starting your hike + taxi back.
Video with the boat day route.