Further down the road, we turn into a narrow path leading up to a little house undergoing construction. There is a bamboo barrier at the entrance which I take to mean No Trespassers Allowed. From behind the barrier, I can see the South China Sea at edge of the cliff behind the house. I can hear the waves lapping soothingly over the rocks. But I don’t know how to get across. I am at a loss. And then a little boy of about 6 years old emerges from the path. We ask him if there is a way to go to the beach. He nods his head without hesitation and motions us to follow him. A few paces away, he points down. We see some “hidden” steps leading down to an abandoned clearing that opens up to the beach.
The beach is not suitable for swimming because there are so many rocks. The beach is deserted. We make the most of the low-tide by exploring the rocky terrain.