This section passes through three beaches (all are camping options): Long Ke Wan, Sai Wan, and Ham Tin Wan, in this sequence. You’ll be walking on paths above the sea before descending to sea level to these beaches, then ascending again once you’ve traversed the sand. Long Ke Wan does not have tap water, but Sai Wan and Ham Tin Wan both have small villages with restaurants and public toilets with soap, running water, and toilet paper.
Cows grazing in the area came up close to us when we stopped to eat our food. They weren’t aggressive, but with their horns and their forward behaviour, we decided to cut our food break short and keep moving.
My brother and I camped at Sai Wan. We arrived in the dark, and had trouble pitching our tent on the sand with wind coming in all directions. We wrangled with our tent for more than half an hour as the wind whipped our fly out of our hands, while we yelled at each other over the deafening gale. We eventually found a better location with a large fallen tree sheltering one side from from the wind.
Because it was the first day, it was late, and we were tired, we took advantage of the local restaurant to have something delicious from a restaurant on Sai Wan beach. Their prices aren’t too different from what you’ll find in the city at a cha chaan teng.
After Ham Tin Wan, the trail moves westward and upward, away from the sea and back inland. Before the end of Section 2, you will pass by Pak Tam Au campsite on a hill. There is no tap water at this site.
Further on a few kilometres is a built toilet, and the start of Section 3.