It is encircled by the hills Pat Sin Leng and Wan Leng (橫嶺), the Yim Tin Tsai, Ma Shi Chau and Tung Tau Chau (東頭洲) island ranges, and a long peninsula extending from Fu Tau Sha (虎頭沙). A major part of the cove has been dammed to form the fresh water Plover Cove Reservoir.
Cross Tolo Harbour Open Race
The annual Cross Tolo Harbour Open Race, an open-water swimming event organized in September/October by Tai Po Sports Association, starts at Sha Lan Tsuen near Sam Mun Tsai and finishes at Tai Mei Tuk. The course runs across Plover Cove in straight-line format and is approximately 2,600 metres in length.
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