Hac Sa Beach on Coloane Island is a popular destination for both locals as well as visitors. There is plenty to do around the beach, and it’s the perfect destination for a day outside the city!
Hac Sa Park
This is a nice park located across from the beach. It’s a great place to bring the family, or hang out with a group of friends.
If you don’t feel like spending your day on the beach, there is an Olympic pool open from May 1 to October 31; the entry fees are MOP $15 for adult and MOP $5 for children under 12. After, or before, chilling out at the pool, you can play table tennis, badminton, or tennis in the adjacent park. You don’t have to worry about bringing racquets as they are available for rent—MOP $10 to MOP $30.
Hac Sa Park Restaurant
This restaurant is also known as “Norman’s” after its owner and it is located right at the end of the park.
You can order a variety of international and Macanese dishes “a la carte”. They serve anything from seafood Portuguese rice to beef curry in farmer’s bread. The best option is to enjoy your own barbecue. The lovely staff will set it up for you; all you have to do is wait for your meat or seafood to cook while you enjoy a cold Macau beer or a pineapple punch. You have eight packages ranging from MOP $92 to MOP $110 per person. This can be a lot of fun for a hang out with friends; drinks and desserts are within your reach as well!
Just remember to book in advance for the barbecue.
Hac Sa Park Restaurant +853 2888 2297
Trail à Beira—Mar de Long Chao Kok
After lunch, take a nice walk on the beach or, even better, go by the white houses along the beach. A trail called Trilho à Beira–Mar de Long Chao Kok is easy to spot. Passing the prehistoric stones on your left, you will discover a peaceful pagoda above the sea where you can rest and meditate. If you are lucky you might even see pink dolphins.
If you continue, you will reach another trail, Caminho do Quartel de Hac Sa. This is only two kilometers into the forest and you can appreciate the beautiful landscape of the South China Sea.
This is the “must do” in Hac Sa. Few local people will tell you they have never tried their barbecued treats. It is very popular and in Macau. Grab a “zhu pa bao” (the famous pork sandwich a grilled slice of pork topped with honey and spice in a soft bun), grilled squid, chicken wings or corn-on-the-cob; sit just there or take it away to the beach.
Hac Sa Beach: Literally, Black Sand Beach
After a nice lunch and a hike, you deserve a good rest on the beach. You can find straw mats selling at the little shops next to the bus stop.
If you are with kids they will enjoy the selection of beach toys, too. There are new and clean changing rooms just above the beach to allow you to shower after a swim. So you don’t have to worry about sand in your shoes after a great day at Hac Sa Beach.