Time to check that ferry schedule and sail across to Peng Chau for a quaint island adventure with beaches, treks and eats.
If you’ve “been there, done that” on Lamma and South Lantau, cycled your way around Cheung Chau, and toured Tung Ping Chau — it’s time to tick Peng Chau off your island getaway list. Featuring secluded beaches, picturesque hiking trails, charming local eateries, and a vibrant cultural scene, Peng Chau has something for every kind of explorer. So, grab your sunscreen and sneakers, and get set for the ultimate day trip on this peaceful island.
How To Get To Peng Chau
The only way to reach Peng Chau is by boat — it is an island after all! There are frequent ferries from Central Pier 6 as well as less frequent sailings to other destinations.
Central To Peng Chau Ferry Schedule
Choose the fast ferry from Central to get you over to Peng Chau in under 30 minutes, or opt for a more relaxed journey when you grab a slow ferry, which crosses in 40 minutes for cheaper. You can view the full Central to Peng Chau ferry timetable here.
Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan, Cheung Chau And Discovery Bay To Peng Chau Ferry Schedule
While these outlying island ferries don’t run as frequently, you could easily plan a day of island hopping in the outer harbour. You can view the Discovery Bay to Peng Chau/Trappist Monastery ferry timetable here. There’s also a route from Peng Chau to Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and finally Cheung Chau with departures every two hours or so. You can view the “Peng Chau – Mui Wo – Chi Ma Wan – Cheung Chau” ferry details here.
Things To Do On Peng Chau
Hike To Finger Hill And Ngan Chau Tsai Pavilion
For panoramic views all the way to Disneyland and the Tsing Ma Bridge, make your ascent to the top of Finger Hill. The climb is relatively easy and takes about 45 minutes to make the 96-metre ascent. If you want to continue your adventure, follow the narrow trail to Peng Chau’s easternmost point, Ngan Chau Tsai Pavillion.
Peng Yu Path Walk
A more relaxed option is to make the 2km coastal loop of the northern part of the island, starting around the Seven Sisters Temple and passing by Old Fisherman’s Rock. Along the way, you can choose your favourite stretch of sand (there are around four secluded beaches on this walk), pitch your tent for a night of camping and cook up your own feast at the BBQ pits.
Tung Wan Beach
The largest beach on Peng Chau, Tung Wan Beach offers views across to Hong Kong Island. Please note, there aren’t any facilities here so you’ll need to bring everything you need or pick it up in town.
Catch The Sunset At Tai Lei Island
One of our favourite things to do at Peng Chau is to pack a picnic and set ourselves up for the evening at Tai Lei Island. Cross the small bridge from the main island and settle in as golden hour approaches and watch as the sky transforms.
Sassy Tip: If you stay into the evening you’ll also catch the Disneyland fireworks!
Read More: Your Guide To Tai O Fishing Village
Hire A Bike
To pick up the pace from your gentle stroll, rent a bike to discover the island at your own pace. Pedal through the quaint streets, taking in the serene atmosphere and local culture as you make memories.
Where To Eat On Peng Chau
For an island so small, there really are a surprising number of quality eateries on Peng Chau! Make a beeline for Wing On and Wing Hing Streets and take your pick from freshly cooked seafood, traditional Chinese bakeries and cha chaan tengs!
Sassy Tip: Many of Peng Chau’s cafés and restaurants cater to the weekend crowd and adjust their hours accordingly. Be sure to check the opening hours before you visit!
Hoi King Seafood
Satisfy your dim sum craving with a stop at this traditional spot. No carts here, just tantalising steamers and tempting treats under mesh covers.
Sassy Tip: Get there before 3pm or you’ll miss out!
Hoi King Seafood Restaurant, G/F, 13-15 Wing On Side Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong, 2983 9588
This trendy spot is a Japanese culinary gem. Feast on mouthwatering dishes like oyakodon, gyudon and eel-infused yaki udon. Chaya Daruma also serves up fusion desserts and Japanese-inspired drinks such as Salty Egg New York Cheesecake and Yuzu Red Tea.
Kee Sum Café
Want to know what draws food enthusiasts citywide to this unpretentious, 50-year-old gem? Two words: Prawn Toast! Kee Sum Café’s rendition, with its crispy exterior and prawn enveloped in a secret sauce, is a must-try, often drawing long queues. Its menu extends to Western all-day breakfast, Hong Kong-style set lunches, and refreshing iced coffee and tea. Due to limited indoor seating, consider opting for takeout during the lunchtime rush.
Kee Sum Café, Shop B, G/F, Wing On Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong, 2983 0554
Chill Chill Country
Opened in 2019, this spot exudes a laid-back atmosphere, just as its name implies; as you step in, the air is filled with incense and psychedelic beats. Chill Chill Country crafts its own cold brew and the owner’s handmade coffee machine is a must for a unique taste. Inside, you’ll find incense and candles and if you head outdoors, enjoy your espresso tonic or dirty coffee alfresco with French Bulldogs for company!
Chill Chill Country, G/F, 21 Wing On Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Chill-Chill-Country
Second Serve Coffee
A fresh addition to Peng Chau’s coffee scene, this spot pours signature drinks including Turmeric Lattes and Turmeric Black Coffee. Ideal for ferry-bound residents, Second Serve Coffee offers grab-and-go options like scrambled egg and oatmeal breakfast cups. For those stopping a little longer, bring along your tennis racquet and have a hit at the indoor half-court under the guidance of a professional coach!
Where To Shop On Peng Chau
Stroll the lanes and check out the fun assortment of fruit, vegetables, toys, stationery, beach essentials and rain gear. You’ll even get that signature smell of dried seafood on the weekends.
Peng Chau Leather Factory
Tucked behind Wing On Street, this Grade 3 historic area once housed two pivotal leather factories, Fook Yuen and Kwong Fat Yuen. Today, it’s transformed, featuring a graffiti-adorned entrance and evolving art installations. Plus, the ever-changing My Secret Garden project led by Sherry Lau breathes new life into this once-industrial space.
Fook Yuen Leather Factory, Wing On Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
Chiu Kee Porcelain
A charming porcelain painting workshop has revived this 1980s factory, keeping the spirit of the 1960s and ’70s alive. Talented painters create and sell their art, and workshops reignite interest in this craft. You can admire older pieces, including those by the late Lam Chiu, famous for his rooster designs, while some works are available for purchase.
Chiu Kee Porcelain Factory, G/F, 7 Wing Hing Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong, 9193 8044
Main image courtesy of Daniel Case via Wikimedia Commons, image 1 courtesy of LN9267 via Wikimedia Commons, image 2 courtesy of Clars Puk via Unsplash, image 3 courtesy of Chong Fat via Wikimedia Commons, image 4 and 5 courtesy of Chaya Daruma, image 6 courtesy of Chill Chill Country via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Houses Cheung via Unsplash.