Whatever the weather, it’s always a good time to BBQ, 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 BBQ pits in Hong Kong for you to check out. We’ve got the sausages, now who’s bringing the tomato sauce?
BBQ pits in Hong Kong
1. Shek O Beach
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 BBQ 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 BBQ 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
2. 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 BBQ 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
3. Angler’s Beach
Located at Tsuen Wan West, Angler’s Beach is a perfect place if you want to have a BBQ in Hong Kong 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 BBQs, 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 p. 2491 0348
4. Deep Water Bay
One of the cleanest beaches on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, Deep Water Bay offers 35 barbecue pits near the beach as well as vantage points with views of the Lamma Channel. In terms of the crowd, there are less tourists here in comparison to Repulse Bay or Shek O. However, it doesn’t mean that it gets any easier to get a BBQ spot here – especially during the weekend, so plan ahead and come here early!
Deep Water Bay, Island Road, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2812 0228
5. 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 BBQs with spacious tables and benches shaded by lush green trees. To make you feel less guilty after your BBQ 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
6. Tai Mei Tuk Barbecue Area
Located in Tai Po, Tai Mei Tuk Barbecue Area is a dedicated BBQ site in Hong Kong, with 40 sets of public 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. You’ll be able to find a toilet conveniently nearby, in addition to a gazebo for those who want some shade. It’s definitely one of the nicest spots to crack open a cold ’un with your gang.
Tai Mei Tuk Barbecue Area, Tai Mei Tuk Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong, p. 3183 9020
7. Lo So Shing Beach
In addition to being one of the cleanest beaches in Hong Kong, Lo So Shing Beach is a wonderful isolated gem. Located in Lamma Island, the gazetted beach is a nice, quieter alternative to the main beach that is almost always crowded. Boasting beautiful views, this place makes a nice little getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life. With six BBQ pits, all you have to do is grill up a hot dog and enjoy!
Lo So Shing Beach, Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, p. 2982 8252
8. Hap Mun Bay Beach
Planning a trip to Sharp Island? Why not bring along some simple BBQ supplies and save yourself from having to hunt down a meal while you’re at Hap Mun Bay Beach (Half Moon Bay Beach)? Park yourself at one of the 22 BBQ pits available and soak in all the nature that this island has to offer. Some of the cleanest water in Hong Kong is found here, making this site quite popular, so keep that in mind when planning your day of fun.
Hap Mun Bay Beach, Sharp Island, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, p. 2796 6788
9. Stanley Main Beach and St Stephen’s Beach
A family-friendly spot in the Southern District, Stanley Main Beach is a popular choice for those with little ones. With 15 barbecue pits, you might want to try heading in on a weekday to beat the crowds. What’s particularly great about this beach is that it’s located adjacent to Stanley Market, where you can quickly pop in for some last-minute BBQ supplies. And if you don’t manage to grab a spot at Stanley, don’t fret – the more secluded St Stephen’s Beach is located just a short 10-to15-minute walk away. 14 more barbecue pits are available there, and you’ll definitely get a little more peace and quiet at this lesser known patch of sand.
10. Silver Mine Bay Beach
Complete your trip to the gorgeous Lantau Island with a BBQ at Silver Mine Bay Beach. While there are some great restaurants in the area, nothing really beats the fun of grilling up some grub yourself! Your group can easily set up camp at one of the 24 barbecue pits with benches, although it may get a bit crowded on weekends. Dreading lugging over all the food and supplies to Lantau? There are some shops nearby that sell marinated meats and veggies, so you’re all covered.
Silver Mine Bay Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, p. 2984 8229
[This article was originally published in May 2019 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]