Cape D’Aguilar


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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、Kau Pei Chau
Activities [Outing]、[Hiking]
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Starting Pt. 30 mins 30 mins 10 mins 10 mins 10 mins 60 mins
green-mapQuarry Gap pin-blueHok Tsui Tsuen red-specialmapCape D’Aguilar pin-blueCape D’Aguilar Fort pin-blueLighthouse pin-blueThe HKU Swire of Marine Science red-mapQuarry Gap
1471009312_map Distance 7km
1471007853_Alarm Duration 2 hrs 30 mins.
1471007737_Food Supply None
1471007878_Revert Exit / Branch You can start at Radio station which can be reached by taxi
1471010186_Problem Difficulty Level 4 [Beginner]

Quarry Gap

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

Cape D’Aguilar

  • Take taxi directly to 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).

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