How high can you go? Get your kids out, get your kites out, and have a fun time in the sun at these places that are perfect for flying kites in Hong Kong.
With the slightly cooler weather approaching (one can hope), more Hong Kongers are out and about under the sun (still loading up on sunscreen though!). While hiking and hitting the beach are our all-time favourite activities, we also enjoy carefree afternoons flying kites high up in the sky. Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic lunch, and head to the best places to fly kites in Hong Kong.
Where to fly kites in Hong Kong
1. Tai Po Waterfront Park
As the largest public park in Hong Kong, the Tai Po Waterfront area covers 22 hectares. So there is more open room for kite flying and fewer chances of getting tangled on a tree! The expansive grass lawn is great for kids to run around and burn off some energy while chasing after their kites. Plus, there’s plenty more to do in the park; explore their insect house, herb garden, and the model boat pool. Their lawn garden is a popular wedding venue amongst couples given its lush greenery – just don’t let your kite be a wedding crasher!
Tai Po Waterfront Park, Dai Fat Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, p. 2667 5489
2. Tap Mun
Let’s travel to an island far, far away, with beautiful ocean views, surrounded by mountains all around. Tap Mun, also known as Grass Island, is a windy wonderland for flying kites – with some friendly cows wandering around your picnic mats looking for a nibble. Only accessible via ferry, the serene beauty of this island is worth the schlep.
Read our guide on camping in Tap Mun.
To get to Tap Mun, take the ferry from Wong Shek Pier.
3. Tai Mei Tuk
While Tai Mei Tuk is widely known for its cycling trail, there are plenty of folks that stop their bikes by the reservoir to fly kites. It comes as no surprise that Tai Mei Tuk is crowded during holidays, so stopping your bike mid-way to fly your kite could be inconvenient to others. Cycle your way to the far end of the two kilometre route and there’s plenty of space to let loose (your kite and yourself!).
4. Nai Chung
This off-the-beaten-path village at the east of Ma On Shan is for those of you looking for a sweet spot to have all to yourself to fly kites. Nai Chung Pebbles Beach during low tide is a tranquil beach (even minus the sand) with gentle gusts of wind that’ll have your kites flying high in no time. There are locally owned shops by the village to purchase a kite if you don’t already have one. Beach go-ers are also fond of collecting the abundant seashells that wash ashore.
5. Tai Au Mun
Is there anything to not love about the emerald waters of the Sai Kung Peninsula? Pack for a day out with a picnic and some kite flying – what a way to unwind! Popular with stargazers, hikers, and families, Tai Au Mun’s vast terrain also includes brisk walks and beginner-friendly hikes if you want to try other activities before or after flying kites.
6. Shek O Beach
A favourite beach for many in the city, Shek O Beach is beloved for its accessible location, clean waters, and bbq area. This is particularly a nice spot for Hong Kong Island-side kite enthusiasts to have a fun day out. If you don’t already have a kite of your own, there are kiosks in the beachside village selling paper ones that are easy to get up in the air. There’s plenty of sand to go around even when the beach gets busier so bring along your friends or family for a breezy day of kite flying.
Shek O Beach, Shek O Road, Shek O, Hong Kong
7. Tai Hang Tun Kite Flying Area
You can almost always count on a nice stiff breeze at Tai Hang Tun, making it a popular spot to fly kites in Hong Kong – so much so that there’s even a designated kite flying area! This grassy slope in Clearwater Bay Country Park also has a great view of the water, making it the perfect place for a serene day of leisure. While some may bring their own prized kites over to fly, there are also kiosks in the area that sell paper kites for the more casual hobbyists. These sellers have refreshments to keep everyone hydrated enough throughout the day, too.
To get to Tai Hang Tun Kite Flying Area, take the 103M minibus from Tseung Kwan O MTR Station.
[This article was originally published in September 2021 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]