Beaches in Malaysia
Port Dickson is popularly known as PD. Port Dickson is not just a seaside resort that is popular among local and foreign tourist. Port Dickson also serves as a popular weekend retreat on Peninsular Malaysia’s southwestern coast.
Upon reaching Port Dickson, one would be mesmerized by the beauty of its 18 km shoreline. Sunny beaches, tail coconut trees and shady casuarinas, Port Dickson offering holidaymakers a wonderful beach to frolic under the sun.
The Blue Lagoon is located about 15 km from the town of Port Dickson. Blue Lagoon offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding greenery and the straits of Melaka.
Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, wind surfing and waterskiing at Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon is the place where the action is for fun in the sun. There are several international class hotels and seaside condominiums in the area.
Bagan Lalang Beach is located at Sepang. During weekend, people come to Bagan Lalang Beach to experience the quiet and tranquil surrounding of the beach with friends and family members.
People enjoy swimming, picnic, take a walk and playing kite at Bagan Lalang Beach. Colorful and wide various shapes of the kites are flying in the sky. Tourists who wish to play kite can buy the kites from the stall nearby. Thus, there are several hotels and resorts to serve the tourists at Bagan Lalang Beach.
Pantai Cenang is Langkawi’s liveliest beach. With white sandy beaches and coconut trees that sway in the breeze, Pantai Cenang is ideal for those who want to have a getaway for a relaxing holiday.
Visitors can choose to swim, jet ski, water ski or wind surfing. One can find the most number of International hotels, holiday villas, as well as budget chalets on Pantai Cenang.
Tanjung Rhu is one of Langkawi’s most beautiful beaches. The beach is lined with whispering casuarina trees and has a pleasing, relaxing feel to Tanjung Rhu.
The sunset view is simply spectacular. Tanjung Rhu is situated on a promontory facing Tanjung Rhu. Gua Cerita has ancient inscriptions on stones that resemble holy verses of the Koran.
Beach of Black Sand is situated north of Langkawi. As the name suggested, the sand of the beach is amazingly black. Dazzling in the sunlight, the black sands never fail to fascinate and arouse the sense of wonder of its visitors.
Another bay that offers carefree sun - filled days and excellent swimming location is the Pantai Kok. Pantai Kok is located at 25 km away from Kuah. The clear emerald water, fine sandy beach and the swaying palm trees of Pantai Kok will soothe the tired mind into complete relaxation.
Burau Bay is a beautiful beach located next to the Pantai Kok. Burau Bay offers carefree, sun - basked days and sparkling seawater. The Gunung Machinchang cable car station is located near Burau Bay.
Pantai Cahaya Bulan is formerly known as the love beach. Pantai Cahaya Bulan is another popular attraction among tourists and locals alike. Pantai Cahaya Bulan is situated approximately 10 kilometres from Kota Bahru.
Tourists will be fascinated by the endless golden sand beaches, clear blue waters and swaying coconut trees of Pantai Cahaya Bulan. Thus, Pantai Cahaya Bulan is well developed for visitors’ convenience, with all the basic facilities provided.
Pantai Irama is the most beautiful beach in Kelantan. Pantai Irama is located at 1 km north of Bachok about 25 km south of Kota Bahru. Pantai Irama boasts of clear blue waters and white sandy beaches.
Besides that, Pantai Irama is a beach paradise for tourists who seek a holiday of fun under the sun. Thus, Pantai Irama has good facilities for visitors, including motels, camping grounds, restaurants, public restrooms as well as boats for hire.
Pantai Seri Tujuh is a scenic beach that is located at Kampung Tujuh, close to the border of Malaysia and Thailand. Every year in the month of May, the International Kite Festival is held on this picturesque beach.
Flying regally in the clear blue skies, these magnificent, gigantic, multi - colored kites or wau’s of various shapes and sizes provide tourists with a wondrous sight to behold.
Pantai Dasar Sabak is located at 13 km from Kota Bharu. Pantai Dasar Sabak is an ideal beach getaway for the entire family. Tourists can also have a taste of the lives of fishermen thriving in the nearby beautiful fishing villages.
Pantai Bisikan Bayu is located approximately 50 kilometres from Kota Bahru. Pantai Bisikan Bayu is located near the Semarak fishing village. This hideaway beach is home to many tropical plants and is an ideal place for swimming, diving and fishing.
Batu Ferringhi is located at the northwestern part of Penang Island. Batu Ferringhi has stretches of beaches that one should not miss. Tourists from all over the world have been visiting the beaches in Batu Ferringhi since Penang became a popular holiday destination.
Over a dozen international resorts and hotels can be found along this 3 km stretch of golden sandy beaches. Tourists have a wide range of beach and water sports activities to choose from horse riding to para sailing to diving off the coasts of the nearby islands. One can hardly be bored in Batu Ferringhi. Along the road that runs parallel to the coastline are seafood restaurants, pubs, moneychangers and shops that cater for the needs of the tourists. The activities that take place in Batu Ferringhi are similar to that of a busy town’s, making Batu Ferringhi a hub of attraction for not just only visitors but locals as well.
Teluk Bahang is situated at the north - western coast of Penang Island. Teluk Bahang offers its visitors beautiful and clean sandy beaches that stretch up to a few kilometers long.
In addition to the glittering sea and the clear blue skies, the lush greenery that is found at Teluk Bahang adds to the fascination of the visitors. A visit to the laid back traditional fishing village offers its visitors an insight to the lives of the people who depend on the sea for their living. Taking a short, relaxing stroll along Teluk Bahang, one would come to a batik factory. Visitors would be able to witness the full process of batik printing.
Along the northern coast of Penang Island locates a small sleepy fishing town, which is known as Tanjung Bungah. One would guess that this was the “birthplace” of the string of hotels and international resorts that have sprouted out along the coastline of Penang.
With a host of water based recreational facilities and the fine beautiful beaches of golden sand to stroll on, it is no wonder why Penang has become such a famous beach holiday destination.
Pantai Merdeka is situated in the Kuala Muda district. Pantai Merdeka is Kedah’s most popular beach on its mainland. Pantai Merdeka is situated about 30 km from Sungai Petani and about 40 km from Butterworth. Pantai Merdeka provides a quick getaway for those who enjoy swimming and fishing.
Pilled with holiday revelers during the weekends, there are ample water sports facilities at Pantai Merdeka. One can also take a boat to the nearby islands of Bidan, Telur and Songsong.
Rantau Abang is located approximately 60 km away from Kuala Terengganu. Rantau Abang is a popular place to watch turtle, especially giant leatherback turtles lay their eggs.
From the month of May to September every year, turtles come up - shore to lay eggs. Visitors lay in wait quietly from midnight to dawn to watch the turtles perform their annual ritual.
Rantau Abang is also known for its white, sandy and rocky beaches such as Teluk Bidara and Tanjung Jara that are suitable for relaxation, picnicking, sunbathing and swimming.
About 1.5 km from Cherating is the famous Chendor Beach. Every year, from July till September, turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Besides offering this amazing phenomenon, Chendor Beach offers fine sea bathing and water sports spots.
Balok Beach is located at 15 km north of the capital. Balok Beach is a paradise for avid wind - suffers. Perfect with soothing tropical breezes, swaying casuarinas, unending white sand in harmony with the azure blue sea, indeed, relaxation is never easier. Visitors can take either Syarikat Mira’s bus or Sihat Bus at the old bus station at Kuantan. The bus will take about half an hours and costs RM1.50.
Beserah is located at 10 km from Kuantan. Beserah is famous for its mouth watering salted fish and the handicrafts and exquisite batik masterpiece. A small unpretentious fishing village, Beserah is special because this is where fishermen have employ water buffaloes, which are not normally seen on the beach for they are always used to plough paddy fields or to pull heavy carts, to transport their catch from the boats to the processing area.
Cherating Beach is located at about 47 km north of Kuantan, close to Terengganu’s Kuala Kemaman. Cherating Beach is home to Asia’s first Club Med.
The vast stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches, in harmony with the clear blue seas, provide a natural paradise for sun - worshippers and beachcombers.
From April to September, giant leatherback turtles come ashore from midnight to dawn to lay their eggs. Cherating Beach is indeed a peaceful and tranquil holiday destination. Visitors can catch a bus marked Kemaman from the bus terminal at Kuantan. With a cost RM1.50, the journey will take about an hour.
By Car - Cherating is a 3.5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via the scenic route to the east coast.
By Bus/Taxi - There are buses to Kuantan departing daily from Kuala Lumpur. From Kuantan, there are regular bus and taxi services to Cherating. Alternatively, take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Dungun or Kemaman in Terengganu, which is north of Pahang, and disembark at Cherating.
By Air - Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights to Kuantan. From the airport, Cherating is just 45 minutes away.
Teluk Chempedak is an excellent beach for water sports activities like sailing, surfing, skiing and sunbathing. For jungle trekking lovers, the nearby jungle area provides a quick introduction to Malaysia’s flora and fauna, with a few different species of plant life, insects and other small animals.
Visitors who are from Kuantan town can take the coastal road and follow the sign to Teluk Chempedak. Alternatively, one may also catch the No. 39 bus from the local bus station at Kuantan with only RM0.60.
Lanjuk Beach is one of the sun, sand and sea heavens on the southern coast of Pahang. The most popular outdoor activity at Lanjuk Beach is fishing for freshwater prawns in the rivers found in the district.
By Road - From the West: Kuala Lumpur - Seremban - Bahau - Mu'adzam Shah - Lanjut
(3.5 hours drive = 285 kilometers)
- From the South: Johor Bahru - Mersing - Kuala Rompin - Lanjut (2.5 hours drive
= 215 kilometers)
- From the North: Kota Bahru - Kuala Terengganu - Kuantan - Pekan - Lanjut (6.5
hours drive = 496 kilometers)
By Air - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Kuala Lumpur) - Kuantan Airport
With 25 km of white, sandy beach, Desaru in the district of Kota Tinggi is an internationally known destination. Desaru is a great destination for family vacation as it offers a lot of activities for the whole family.
Among all the activities provided are swimming, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, horse riding, jungle trekking, windsurfing and golfing. Nature lovers will find the many jungle trails in Desaru a visual and aural delight. Others may just indulge in leisurely and carefree strolls along the beaches and the jungle fringes.
By Road - Desaru is easily accessible as there is public transportation from Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi or Tanjung Belungkor. Buses are available from Kuala Lumpur.
By Sea - There is a ferry service from Changi Point in Singapore to Tanjung Belungkor where transport to Desaru can be arranged.
Tanjung Balau Beach is a popular beach that is located at about 70 km from Kota Tinggi town. There has a fisherman museum located nearby Tanjung Balau Beach, which make Tanjung Balau Beach more attractive for visitors. Tanjung Balau Beach offers some basic facilities to its visitors. Visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming or take place in other activities.
Teluk Mahkota Beach or Jason Bay Beach is one of the pioneer beaches of Kota Tinggi. Teluk Mahkota Beach has a relatively long stretch of sandy beach offers visitors a good view of the seaward. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, deep - sea fishing, seasports, camping and even a visit to the Malay village nearby Teluk Mahkota Beach.
Tanjung Aru Beach derived its name from the abundance Aru trees that grace the shoreline. Tanjung Aru Beach is one of the many slandered beaches in the west coast of Sabah. With beautiful seascape and offshore islands, Tanjung Aru Beach is the perfect beach to soak in the sun.