Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park
The Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park is situated in the open water on the western side of Hong Kong. This marine park was designated on 22 November 1996. It covers a total sea area of about 1,200 hectares. The boundary is demarcated by yellow light buoys deployed at the corners of the marine park. The landward boundary largely follows the high water mark along the coastline of the islands.
Map of Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park
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The water of Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park is influenced by the discharge from the Pearl River, resulted in low salinity seawater but high organic nutrient levels. It also enhances the diversity of marine fauna and flora, and provides an essential nursery grounds for many coastal and oceanic fish and shellfish species. Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Parks is well-known for rich in fisheries resources and also important habitats for Chinese White Dolphin. For more details on the ecology of this area, please visit the Ecology of Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park.
Besides dolphin watching activities, there are a number of scenic spots worth sightseeing.
*Remark: The route from Sha Chau Pier to Tombolo is closed due to road collapse. Railings and warning notice have been installed at the route entrance. Visitors please avoid using the route.
Dai Sha Chau is originally constituted of two separate islands which is connected by extension of sand splits from both islands and form a tombolo. The tombolo at Sha Chau is obvious during low tide. The tombolo can be observed more clearly when viewing from a higher location such as helicopter platform on Sha Chau.
Tin Hau Temple
Another scenic spot on Sha Chau is an old Tin Hau Temple which is located on Dai Sha Chau. This temple was traditional Chinese style built in Qing Dynasty in 1846. This temple was once thriving where a lot of fishermen came to worship the Goddess of the Sea "Tin Hau" and prayed for safety at work on the sea.