Promenades can be a great way to remind yourself that you live on a tropical island. There are promenades similar to Quarry Bay all over the place: on Kowloon side, Ma On Shan, Central Pier, the South Side and even a short one next to Victoria Park. Nevertheless, I love Quarry Bay because it is easily accessible (turn left just before the end of Java Road, and you’ll find it) and about a mile long, overlooking the scenic harbour and the New Territories all the while.
The pet garden and boardwalk is attracting more people in the mornings, but once you’re there, you can run past other joggers, dog walkers and groups of people doing tai chi to the sounds of K-Pop. It’s exactly the vibrant ocean-side running haven I love. As an extra bonus, there isn’t a single hill to get there!
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