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Beach on Cheung Chau?

Beach on Cheung Chau?

Does anyone know where this beach is? I'm pretty sure the photo was taken on Cheung Chau.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1950


There aren't so many beaches that big around with flat fields behind and a hill overlooking them like this. I don't see a possibility on Cheung Chau. Could it possibly be just a short ride over the water at the Tai Long Wan on the Chi Ma Wan peninsula? The viewpoint would be up on the on what is now the Chi Ma Wan Country Trail between marker posts C1420 and C1421 (now surrounded by bushes and trees). I note also the colouration of the water which suggests a stream entering the sea bringing down silt at the end of the beach nearest the camera. That also fits with the beach I'm suggesting.

But this is just an idea - I'm not sure by any means.

Oh, that's interesting: I especially like the detective work re: colour of water. Yes, I had had the same thought about whether there was a beach large enough on Cheung Chau.  Thanks for the details of the possible viewpoint. I'm not in HK but should be back next summer, and perhaps will be able to walk that trail.