The Island Eastern Corridor runs just off the coastline from North Point to Quarry Bay, cutting off the public's direct access to the harbour views. While in recent years some improvements have been made with more public space along the coast looking at the highway bridge, a new park opened in September 2021 in front of the highway with unobstructed skyline and harbour views.
Phase 1 of the East Coast Park Precinct is about 9800 square metres large and was formerly a construction site for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass. It includes the first breakwater open to the public in the harbour, stretching about 100m long towards the bypass' ventilation shaft.
The park is a bit hidden from the existing city. Entry points are at the ends of Watson Road and Hing Fat Street.