Beautiful Lobster Bay has segued from tiny village to upscale, architect-designed hot spot — with the stables to prove it.
A small but beautiful cove on the southern tip of the Clearwater Bay peninsula, Lobster Bay (or Lung Ha Wan) was once little more than a cluster of village houses. Fast forward a decade or two and it is now fringed with sleek, architect-designed homes and upscale new builds – although a handful of traditional low-rise houses still stand at the back of the main car park. While purists argue that Lobster Bay runs from Tai Hang Hau to the sea, the general consensus is that it stretches to the top of leafy Lung Ha Wan Road, encompassing Mau Po and Yung Yung Road.
Lobsters may be few and far between but when the tide is out exciting marine life such as starfish and squid can be spotted. The sandy beach is dotted with boulders that are irresistible to young climbers, and features a modest sailing club that seems rarely used.
Nestled below majestic High Junk Peak, Lobster Bay has spectacular views of Shelter Island, a few of the Ninepins and Sai Kung. But it’s not all sand, surf and prime real estate.
There is a challenging walk across the Lung Ha Wan ridge and up the 291-metre summit of Tai Leng Tung to nearby Clearwater Bay Country Park, with its pretty picnic spots, tree walk and kite-flying hill. Head down Lung Ha Wan Road, and you’ll pass the mysterious Green Fields Party Site – who knows what goes on there? – reaching the Clearwater Bay Equestrian Centre at the end of the peninsula. Archaeology buffs can detour to the ancient, geometrically patterned rock carving, which was discovered by a group of hikers in 1978 and is a protected monument.
With village camaraderie alive and kicking, and Clearwater Bay Beaches One and Two a hop, skip and a jump away, what’s not to like?