Cape D’Aguilar

Risk 55%
Sunburn 60%





Cape D’Aguilar is a cape in the South of Shek O, it is designated as Marine Reserve. It is not easily accessible by the public, part of the road accessing to Cape D’Aguilar is privately by Swire Institute of Marine Science, a research faculty of the University of Hong Kong. Recently, Cape D’Aguilar is widely promoted by the media, subsequently attracts many visitors to come to this hidden gem, especially in public holiday.
Attractions Cape D’Aguilar Cave, Gun Fortress, Lighthouse (HK-158), Cape D’Aguilar Sea Cave, Crab Cave, Whale Bone, Cape D’Aguilar Fort and Kau Pei Chau
Activities [Outing], [Hiking]
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Start at 30 min 30 min 10 min 10 min 10 min 60 min
Windy Gap pin-png-2424Hok Tsui Tsuen 1471007774_Red_flagCape D’Aguilar pin-png-2424Cape D’Aguilar Fort pin-png-2424Lighthouse pin-png-2424The HKU Swire of Marine Science Windy Gap
1471009312_map Distance 7 km
1471007853_Alarm Duration 2 hr 30 min
1471007737_Food Supply Stores at Hok Tsui Village
1471007878_Revert Exit / Branch You can start at Radio station which can be reached by taxi
1471010186_Problem Difficulty Level 4 [Beginner]

To: Windy Gap (Cape D’Aguilar Road)

Transport Route Get on/off at
Bus No. 9 Shau Kei Wan ⇔ Shek O Windy Gap

To: Cape D’Aguilar

  • By taxi directly to the radio station.

Cape D’Aguilar road is only accessible with permission (except taxi), passengers can only be picked off in the area of radio station.

Hikers should keep quiet in the road to Cape D’Aguilar

Cape D’Aguilar is a marine protected area, hikers should keep it clean. Water activities are also prohibited.

Lighthouse, fort and Gun Fortress are precious historic monuments, do not climb on them which may cause damages.

Be aware of the dog in Cape D’Aguilar Road. The road to Gun Fortress in Hok Tsui Tsuen nearby is not clear.

The trail to fort is fenced, and the fort is not stable, it is not recommended to visit the fort (the route to fort shown in the map is for reference only).

Total distance: 8.69 km
Max elevation: 114 m
Min elevation: 8 m
Total climbing: 340 m
Total descent: -339 m

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