Whatever the weather, it’s always a good time to barbecue, and we’ve picked our fave locations around the city to throw some food on the barbie
From picnic spots to hiking trails to wonderful islands around Hong Kong, this city offers a lot of spaces for fun outdoor activities, especially when the weather is on your side. If you’re looking for a place to get together with your crew while having an outdoor feast, here are some of our favourite barbecue pits in Hong Kong for you to check out. We’ve got the sausages, now who’s bringing the tomato sauce?
Barbecue pits in Hong Kong
One of the most popular barbecue pits in Hong Kong is Shek O, which is located at a beachside village on the south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island. With clean and relatively calm waters, the beach has a barbecue area with a total of 39 pits, which can get really crowded especially during the weekends and the holidays. Aside from these free public sites which are open 24/7 everyday, the beach also has some other privately-run barbecue areas which are recommended for those who want to avoid the hassle of preparing everything yourself. While they don’t open all day like the public ones, these areas offer benefits like early reservations and tents and they also provide you with the charcoal and other barbecue equipments. Psstt.. they can even start the fire and clean up the area after usage for you!
Shek O Beach, Shek O Road, Shek O, Hong Kong, p. 2809 4557, 香港石澳道石澳泳灘
Butterfly Beach Park
Located in Tuen Mun, Butterfly Beach Park is a large public park situated by the Butterfly Beach. The park offers around 80 barbecue pits and is relatively less crowded than other barbecue areas, so it’s perfect for those wanting a more peaceful atmosphere. Surrounded by the lush green scenery, the park also has a lot of spots for gatherings thanks to the many nooks and private areas within the facility. For more of the outdoors, you can even choose to stay the night at their camping ground after your barbecue session!
Butterfly Beach Park, Lung Mun Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, p. 2404 5979, 屯門龍門路蝴蝶灣公園
Located at Tsuen Wan West, Angler’s Beach is a perfect place if you want to have a barbecue accompanied by a stunning view. The area offers an excellent vantage point to view the three bridges that connect Lantau to Hong Kong Island and it’s relatively secluded. While this beach doesn’t allow swimmers, it is still a popular spots for picnics and barbecues, offering a total of seven barbecue pits around the beach area, so be sure to get there early!
Angler’s Beach, Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣青山公路釣魚灣沙灘
Deep Water Bay
One of the cleanest beaches on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, Deep Water Bay offers 33 barbecue pits near the beach and bus stations that boast views of the Lamma Channel. In terms of the crowd, there are less tourists here in comparison to Repulse Bay, but it doesn’t mean that it gets easier to get a barbecue spot here, especially during the weekend.
Deep Water Bay, Island Road, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2812 0228, 深水灣香島道深水灣泳灘
Lion Rock Park
Covering an area of about 5.07 hectares, Lion Rock Park is one of the best green destinations in the city with over 300 trees and 130 plant species. The country park has various facilities, including 26 barbecues with spacious tables and benches shaded by lush green trees. To make you feel less guilty after your barbecue feast, you can walk it off at their walking trails or do some exercise at their outdoor fitness corner. Definitely one of our fave barbecue pits in Hong Kong.
Check out our guide to hiking in Hong Kong to find out more about Lion Rock.
Lion Rock Park, Chuk Yuen Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2337 4648, 黃大仙竹園道獅子山公園
Tai Mei Tuk Barbecue Area
Located in Tai Po, Tai Mei Tuk has a dedicated barbecue area with 40 sets of barbecue pits as well as benches and tables. There are several different types of pits available, from the rustic to the newer ones, each offering different views of the village. The area also has small bars selling snacks, drinks, and charcoal. It’s one of the nicest spots to unwind a few cool ones, for sure.
Tai Mei Tuk Barbecue Area, Tai Mei Tuk Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong, p. 3183 9020, 大埔大美督路大美督公眾燒烤場