Pre-war Lighthouse at Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve 鶴咀海岸保護區燈塔
Cape d’Aguilar Peninsula (Photo by Yip Ho Fai 一毫子)

Declared a monument in Hong Kong, Cape d’Aguilar Lighthouse (a.k.a. Hok Tsui Beacon) is one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses and the oldest lighthouse in Hong Kong. The other four lighthouses are located in Green Island, Waglan Island and Tang Lung Chau.

Cape d’Aguilar Lighthouse was build at the southeast of Cape d’Aguilar Peninsula and put into service in 1875 and became superfluous after a new lighthouse was build in 1893 in Waglan Island at the very southeast corner of Hong Kong. Therefore, Cape d’Aguilar Lighthouse stopped its service in 1896 and the lighting equipment were moved to other locations.

Pre-war Lighthouse at Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve 鶴咀海岸保護區燈塔
Pre-war Lighthouse at Cape d’Aguilar (Photo by Yip Ho Fai 一毫子)

Nowadays, the lighthouse is managed by the Marine Department of The University of Hong Kong and this area has become the first marine reserve area in Hong Kong.

How to Get There:

Shau Kei Wan MTR Station -> Bus No. 9 -> Get off at Cape D’aguilar Road station -> Follow Cape D’aguilar Road to The Swire Institute of Marine Science of HKU

Chinese Translation:

Cape d’Aguilar: 鶴咀
Green Island: 青洲
Waglan Island: 橫瀾島
Tang Lung Chau: 燈籠洲

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