Shek O

Shek O, meaning rocky bay, is characterised by two beaches and a 701-hectare country park, all of which are situated on the south eastern coast of Hong Kong Island. Its northern beach - Big Wave Bay - is popular with surfers and is home to a prehistoric rock carving depicting geometric designs and animals. The south beach, called Shek O, is popular with swimmers and water sport enthusiasts.  

Property Digest, January 30, 2013

Tomson Group announced it had agreed to acquire two sites, with a total site area of 450,460.8 square metres, in Shanghai's Pudong for a total of 1.09 billion yuan (HK$1.34 billion).

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 4:07am

Paraglider takes off on Dragon's Back trail in Hong Kong (video)

Paraglider takes off on Dragon's Back trail in Hong Kong (video)

A paraglider takes off from the Dragon's Back trail near Shek O in Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon. The spot is known for high-flying enthusiasts, and the weather conditions - at 17 degrees, and cloudy and cool - were ideal for the adventure sport.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, January 20, 2013

The haul of silver slabs. Photo: Information Services Department

HK$4.4m of silver seized at checkpoint

Customs seized 515kg of smuggled silver valued at HK$4.42 million on Friday from a private car entering the city via the Western Corridor border post. A man and a woman were arrested. It was the biggest such seizure in a year.


Visits to HK won't be capped, Shenzhen says

20 Jan 2013 - 4:32am

Fellow pupils of Shek O drowning victims to get grief counselling

Students mourning the deceased at CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School where two students drowned at Shek O Beach. Photo: Sam Tsang

A school attended by two teenage boys who drowned at Shek O while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival was in "crisis mode" yesterday dealing with pupils' grief after the second boy's body was found.

3 Oct 2012 - 3:39pm

Teenager drowns off Shek O beach, second missing

Lifeguards rescue a girl from the ocean after she and her friends were swept away in strong waves at Shek O beach. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Police and firemen were searching for the missing body of a 16-year-old boy in the water off Shek O beach early Monday evening after recovering the body of a 15-year-old boy in the afternoon and rescuing a 16-year-old girl from the ocean in the morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am


Rare Hakka village must be protected

I read with great interest Hazel Knowles's article in the Sunday Magazine about Pak Sha O ('Plots on the landscape', May 20), a village I am very familiar with as a result of walking trips my husband and I take through Sai Kung Country Park.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hordes of posing couples have picturesque Shek O singing wedding bell blues

There is nothing like a good wedding, but the trend in recent years for happy couples to have their photographs taken in idyllic Shek O has worn a bit thin for some living there.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Swastikas remain despite complaint

Villagers in Shek O have complained that despite informing New World First Bus Services about Nazi graffiti on the wall of the village's bus terminus nearly three weeks ago, nothing is being done about it.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Officials unwilling to compromise over seats and eateries at city's beaches

The article ('Sun goes down early on beach food kiosks', November 28) implies that standardised furniture is being introduced due to noise complaints, but this is not the case. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department decided as policy to install its own furniture upon kiosk contract renewals, at St Stephen's in Stanley in 2009, with Shek O, Big Wave Bay and Deep Water Bay following suit.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

One set of tycoon's gates down, but five still to go

Only two of six tycoons found to have encroached on public land by erecting gates leading to their luxury houses have complied with orders to remove them or expressed willingness to do so.

And two lawmakers have been found re-erecting rooftop glasshouses on their homes after earlier removing the windows.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tycoons taken to task over 'private' roads

Wharf (Holdings) chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching reopened roads in front of his two luxury Shek O homes after concerns that he and other tycoons encroached on public land by erecting gates on public roads leading to their houses.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Seventh arrest made in Big Wave Bay murder

A 49-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with a killing at Big Wave Bay, near Shek O, on Saturday night. He is the seventh person arrested in the case. A postmortem examination will be held today to determine the cause of death of the 36-year-old man, who was attacked by a group of people at a Mid-Autumn Festival barbecue.

16 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

A close-up view of a rocky legacy

A group of nature enthusiasts visited Shek O as part of a programme launched by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) to raise public awareness of rock conservation.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Shek O artist's splash of colour dashed by the graffiti busters

Shek O residents are demanding more support for public art after a 4.8-metre mural by a local artist was wiped out by government contractors because it was deemed illegal graffiti.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Residents angry at workers treating Shek O 'like dustbin'

Shek O residents are complaining that government-contracted workers have left construction waste and tools 'dumped in the bushes' at leisure sites near the village.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am