When the frenetic pace, flashing LED lights and crowded streets of Hong Kong become a bit overwhelming, consider spending a day at the beach in Sai Kung. Located on the Sai Kung Peninsula, Sai Kung District is the second largest by area in Hong Kong, though the area is largely rural. Sai Kung town, a former fishing village, has become a hotbed of seafood restaurants, many located on the waterfront along a stretch of road known as Seafood Street.
Besides the food, Sai Kung is also known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. By day, visitors come to soak up the sun on the beaches lining Clear Water Bay. At night, the waters just off the coast light up with the lanterns of small chartered boats fishing for squid, an activity tourists can participate in as well. If you can pull yourself away from the waters, Sai Kung offers some of the best hiking trails in the greater Hong Kong area.