The beaches here are mostly always organized, offering watersports and diving opportunities alike. One also comes across sunshades and chaises around the sand, which are ideally suited for sunbathers.
Morib Beach, Banting
A beautiful paved street travels along the coastline here, with several gazebos or rest stops dotting its way. Morib is fairly organized as well and offers facilities such as shower rooms, a prayer room, a beachside football pitch, a seashell display and a kite flying field. Kites can be purchased from the stores around here while roller blades are available on rent as well.
Location: Morib, Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor
Bagan Lalang Beach
The 22-kilometre long coastline features a carpark, some water sports facilities and several camping areas. The beach generally remains packed on weekends, with beachgoers enjoying barbecues, beachside parties and much more. There are some restaurant and food stalls set around the premises that remain open till midnight and are known for their seafood preparations.
Location: Bagan Lalang, Sepand, Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island
Water sports are offered aplenty, with jet skiing, parasailing and banana boating being some of its most popular wares. Several horseback riders can be seen ploughing through the beach at sunset as well. There are several beach shacks and food stalls set up along the sand here, which can be quite fun to explore.
The beach itself has a canopy of multicolored umbrellas spreading overhead, adding an ethereal charm to the place. The beach itself is clean and sparsely populated, making it ideal for a quick romantic getaway. The beach is also known for its unparalleled sunset views.
Location: Pulau Jerejak Island
Pantai Kerachut Beach
Here, one can spot the turtles wandering about in their natural habitat. A number of other little animals, such as crabs, monitor lizards and mouse deer, can be spotted around the beach as well. Pantai Kerachut is also widely regarded for its sweeping views of the horizon, with the wide coastline commanding an excellent panorama of the ocean beyond.
Location: Penang National Park, Penang Island
There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy at the beaches here, whether you choose to snorkel, rent a kayak or a jet ski. The island's secret Beach, Segadas, requires one to trek through a jungle to reach it, although the views here make the adventure quite worth it.
Layang Layang Beach
Although the water at Layang Layang is unfit for swimming, the soft white sands here are perfect for beachsports. There are some beachside eateries and food shacks as well. However, above all, Layang Layang is best known for its magnificent sunset views, and is generally frequented during the hours of dusk and dawn.
Location: Layang Layang Beach, 87000, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
Some beaches require one to trek through thick forests and can serve as great hiking destinations. Apart from swimming and sunbathing, the beaches here are open to a variety of different adventures, such as kayaking, boating, jet skiing and much more. The stunning reef population off the coast here also makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and diving adventures.
The beach itself is largely clean and little populated, with calm blue waves lapping against the golden white sands here. Apart from swimming and sunbathing, surfing is a popular sport here. Several clubs and eateries can be found scattered around the beach area as well.
Teluk Batik Beach, Lemut
The water here is warm and steady, inviting swimmers to itself. Some sports such as boating may be available as well. The beach also features a seashell museum and a mini-plaza.
Location: Manjung District, Perak, Malaysia
Pantai Puteri, Malacca
There are some little food stalls and souvenir stalls set up along the coast. The beach features a Sunday market as well, selling local produce in the early hours of the morning.
Location: Tanjung Kling, Malakka
The Pasir Kalong Beach, for example, is known for its happening environment, while quieter beaches like Taaras and Sekinchan are ideally suited for those looking for a quiet time by the sea. Water sports are found aplenty here.
Seaside dining is also a popular option, with several of the more popular beaches boasting of food stalls and eateries on the beach. The island has a rich nightlife as well, with several beachside clubs and pubs coming to life after dark.
The waters here are generally calm and safe to wade into, although the monsoon months may not be ideal for swimming. Water sports here are aplenty, with the beach offering activities like kayaking, boating and more. There are several outdoor eateries settled along the coast as well, selling seafood specialities.
Location: Bulan, Kelantan, Malaysia
The beach opens into a verdant forest, the bright green of which adds to the scenic landscape here. One of the best ways to explore the beach is to go snorkeling off its coast, with its rich marine population making the island perfect for the sport. The beach is also well known for its sunset views.
Location: Rawa Island, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia
The two main beaches on the island are the Long Bay and Coral Bay, which are generally flocked by tourists and backpackers throughout the year. A trail at the end of Coral Bay leads one to a little fishing village, where several of the island's lesser-known beaches can be found.
There are some beaches on the other side of the island as well, such as the D'Lagoon or the Adam and Eve Beach. The most beautiful Beach here, However, is the Romantic Beach, a stunning secluded area boasting of pristine white sands and stark blue waters.
Lang Tengah Island
While the striking blue waters here are perfect for swimming, the beach offers quite a few water sports as well. In some of the quieter areas, one might spot Olive Ridley turtles nesting by the sea. Other wildlife such as mouse deer and monitor lizards can be spotted around the beaches here as well.
Location: Kuala Nerus District, Terengganu, Malaysia
With its snow-white sands blending seamlessly with the stark azure sea beyond, swimming in Gemia can be quite a rewarding experience. The private resort offers snorkeling facilities as well, which can be a great way to explore the colorful marine life off the Malay coast.
Location: Gemia Island, Malaysia
Cahaya Negeri Beach
The cape links the beach to the nearby mangrove island by a wooden bridge, although many visitors choose to trod there on foot during low tide. One can also spot a watchtower here which commands excellent views of Port Dickson’s coastline. While swimming here is never a bad idea, one can also try a number of other activities at the beach, such as boating, fishing or camping.
Location: Port Dickson, Malaysia
The beach is very well organized and features several little gazebos, food stalls, shower facilities and even a large plaza with a stage. Souvenir shops and restaurants comprise the rest of the stretch. It is also one of the best beaches in Kuala Lumpur for beachside stay.
Location: Port Dickson, Malaysia