About Shek O
Shek O peninsula is a former fishing village on the southeastern side of Hong Kong Island. Its isolated location and beautiful scenery make it ideal for those who enjoy living in a quiet environment that permits maximum privacy. Properties are all low-rise buildings, with a variety of townhouses and village houses. Shek O is served by buses only, and the nearest MTR station is in Shau Kei Wan, a 30 minute drive away. Housing: Small, traditional village houses are located along the beach and within the village. Larger, more modern townhouses and detached houses are located on the headland. These properties tend to have large private outdoor areas. Schools: The nearest international school is Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in Tai Tam, which follows the American curriculum. There are also some international pre-schools in Stanley, which is a 20 minute drive away. Highlights: Shek O Beach and the local village are scattered with bars and restaurants, as well as public barbeque areas. Shek O market stalls sell some groceries, although residents usually shop at the larger supermarkets in Stanley and Tai Tam. The Dragon’s Back is a popular hiking trail, located behind Shek O. Just north of Shek O Beach is the Shek O Golf & Country Club.