Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Hoi Ha Wan translates as ‘Bay Beneath the Sea’ and the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is a protected area that contains 60 types of hard coral and 120 species of coral fish. It’s also a particularly good spot for those interested in snorkelling or mangroves.

From the rustic Hoi Ha Village, follow the upwards path passing an old temple and a lime kiln (coral was once used in the production of lime) until you have a broad view of the bay’s shimmering waters. Then take a left down a flight of steps to a pier. If the day is clear and the tide is low, you should be able to see coral heads poking through the water. These are brain coral, earning this un-poetic name from their round shapes and convoluted surface patterns. You should also be able to see various colourful fish swimming through the coral, but you might wish to take a closer look by renting snorkelling gear back at the village. Be careful with the coral though — it’s protected. Read these coral area diving and snorkelling guidelines first.

Hoi Ha Wan is one of five marine parks in Hong Kong.

Hoi Ha Wan, Sai Kung, New Territories
+852 2708 8885
How to get there
MTR Diamond Hill Station, Exit C2. Take bus 92 or 96R (Sunday and public holidays only) to Sai Kung Town, then change to green minibus 7 to Hoi Ha Tsuen and walk to the Marine Park.
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