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12 Best Penang Beaches

 
  • 01Batu Ferringhi Beach

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    Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts. Golden Sands Resort and Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa have supreme facilities for the visitors. The sandy beaches are the main attraction of Batu Ferringhi. The tourists can access a number of beach sports and water sports in this region.

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    Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach is situated in North-east Penang Island.

    Highlights: The Batu Ferringhi Beach is well known for jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. The fish spa service in this area is very relaxing. Batu Ferringhi Beach has a wonderful climate that would surely people the visitors mind & soul.

    Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.

    Price: There is no visiting charge to enter this beach.
  • 02Tanjung Bungah

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    Half an hour drive from Georgetown sits this beautiful beachside in the suburb of Tanjung Bungah. Despite being a sleepy fishing village, Tanjung Bungah has become popular among the tourists due it its accessibility from the main and world-class scenic resorts. If you visit Malaysia and want to try the adventure water sports then this place should be on your bucket list as it’s the Mecca of adventure.


     Highlights:  Tourists can explore the famous Tanjung Bungah Market and pay a visit to the Floating mosque. Once can also book a cruise and set on a day expedition to the Blue Whale sighting location.  If you are an adventure junkie then there are lots of adventure lined up for you, there are water sport activity which happens through the year.

     Location: It is located in the suburbs of Penang, in the northeast Penang Island.

  • 03Teluk Kampi Beach

    When a vacation is planned one of  the first thing that we conjure on our mind is beach. The cool windy breeze and the warm sea is something which we definitely want for our vacation. Malaysia is a place  where you can have that unlimited fun and enjoyment with your friends. Teluk Kampi Beach on the south of Pantai Kerachut in the Penang National Park is that perfect place which will make your vacation the best.This beach is quite remote from the other beaches but it offers the most beautiful view of its curving bay.

     

     Highlights : If you love exploring the beaches than you will love this place as it is famous for sea turtles that comes to lay their eggs. You can see the baby turtles that have just hatched and see how they  move.

     Best Season: February to April

     Location: South of Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

     

  • 04Pulau Kendi

    There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the sea water and enjoying the sunlight on your face. Now, explore this beautiful island Pulau Kendi on the southwestern tip of Penang island. If you love to be a little isolated and enjoy the pristine view of nature than you should definitely visit this beach. The best thing about this beach is that you can have a wonderful swim without the fear of jellyfish.

     

    Highlights: Explore this isolated island and enjoy the steep hills and the dense forest. The most interesting thing about this place is that there are scores of tiny idols hidden at the most secrective crevice, on the steepest slope.This beach is the best for snorkelling.Because of its serene water there are many coral reefs you will find in this beach.

     Best Season: October to March

     Location: Southwestern tip of Penang island, Gertak Sanggul.

     

  • 05Gertak Sanggul

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    If you love fishing and sandy beaches than Gertak Sanggul is definitely the place you should visit. This beach is famous as the fishing village and its romantic surroundings which offers breathtaking views. This beach is the home to white sands and swaying coconut trees.

     

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    Highlights:If you want to have a delicious meal than have a taste of their seafood which is served fresh after fishing from the sea. This place is best for fishing and you can also enjoy the view of the fisherman on their fishing boats bobbing in the waves.

     Best Season: November to January

     Location: Southwest coast of Penang Island, 15 minutes drive from Bayan Lepus by Bus.

  • 06Pasir Panjang

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    Tired of the daily monotonous life then pack your bags and be off to Pasir Panjang in Balik Pulao on the southwest of Penang hills which offers a breathtaking view of its amazing landscapes. This place is the perfect getaway for you and your family where you can have some fun time swimming and basking in the sun.

     

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    Highlights: If you love adventure and fun then this is definitely the place for you as you can go for jungle trekking as there are plenty of wooden paths and winding trails leading to the hills.You can also go for a 30 minutes sidewalk towards Pulao Betong Village.

     Best Season: May to October

     Location: Southwestern tip of Penang Island, facing the Straits of Malacca.

     

     

  • 07Teluk Bahang

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    Planning to have some excitement with your family and friends then head out to this gorgeous beach Teluk Bahang  in Penang and enjoy the rocky and the shady surroundings of the beach. This place is the perfect getaway for you as it is a bit isolated from the huge crowds which we usually find in the beaches.

     

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     Highlights: If you are a nature lover then this is the best place for you as it is the home of Penang Butterfly Farm. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape and also go on the trekking after  enjoying a sunbath. You can also enjoy the mouthwatering seafood which is served there in the restaurants.

     Best Season: May to October

     Location: North western tip of the Island Penang.

     

     

  • 08Pulau Jerejak / Jerejak Island

    Nothing can be the best than spending some time with your family and friends in one of the biggest islands near Penang. This is one place which holds a history of its own and is still very famous among the people. The beach offers you a beautiful picturesque of the pristine rainforest  which is 400 years old. This place is the perfect getaway for you as it is transformed into Penang’s ecotourism destination.

     

     Highlights: The best thing about this island is that this is a perfect destination where you have restaurants , and onsite spa and many recreational facilities. Along with its beautiful landscapes and amazing  views this place is also the best for its myriad of activities like kayaking, paintball, jungle trekking, water polo and beach volleyball.

     Best Season: All months

     Location: Southeast coast of Penang

     

  • 09Monkey Beach

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    There is no doubt that nothing can make your vacation more exciting then crystal blue water and clear white sands. Now add it with some adventurous activities like snorkelling and swimming, Perfect isn’t it? Monkey beach in the northwest corner of the Penang Beach is the perfect getaway for you and your family. The amazing landscapes makes you feel more better than ever before.

     

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     Highlights:  Monkey Beach is best known for its fishing sites. This place is filled with varieties of fauna like flying squirrels, lemurs, fruit bats,otters and white bellied sea eagles. Another interesting thing  about this place is that one can go for a two hours hike from here.

     Best Season: All months

     Location: Northwest corner of the Penang Beach

     

  • 10Pantai Kerachut

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    Ever wondered how the  baby turtles crawl out of their shells in the quartz veins and igneous rocks. Then pack your bags and leave for this wonderful Pantai Kerachut located in Penang National Park. Along with its breathtaking landscape, this beach serves as the nesting ground for the green turtle, olive ridley turtle and hawksbill turtle. This is one of the most popular beaches in Penang.For nature lovers this place is the best as you can have a view of the monitor lizards, crabs, stork-billed kingfishers and mouse deers.

     

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     Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere than this beach is the perfect getaway for you and your friends as you can enjoy basking in the sun in the white sand of  the beach.Pantai Kerachut is said to be the home to one of the  four meromictic lakes in Asia which is a combination of freshwater and seawater

     Best Season: November to February.

     Location: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

     

  • 11Pantai Kerachut

    Image Credit : SKYPAUL Follow - flickr

    Ever wondered how the  baby turtles crawl out of their shells in the quartz veins and igneous rocks. Then pack your bags and leave for this wonderful Pantai Kerachut located in Penang National Park. Along with its breathtaking landscape, this beach serves as the nesting ground for the green turtle, olive ridley turtle and hawksbill turtle. This is one of the most popular beaches in Penang.For nature lovers this place is the best as you can have a view of the monitor lizards, crabs, stork-billed kingfishers and mouse deers.

     

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     Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere than this beach is the perfect getaway for you and your friends as you can enjoy basking in the sun in the white sand of  the beach.Pantai Kerachut is said to be the home to one of the  four meromictic lakes in Asia which is a combination of freshwater and seawater

     Best Season: November to February.

     Location: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

     

  • 12Pulau Aman

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    Breath in the fresh air of the sea by exploring this exciting beach in Palau Aman in Penang.This place offers a picturesque beauty of the  fishing village. The village has a mere population of around 300 people. If you love exploring new sights than this is the best place for you. They have  a lot of sightseeing places like Telaga Emas (Well of Gold).

     

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    Highlight: If you are searching in, for some serene place than this is the best place for you. The clear blue brilliant sky in contrast with the lush green jungle around the village is the best thing about this place. The water is absolutely suitable for fishing and kayaking adventure. If you love challenges then you can try jungle trekking as well. Another thing that you will love about this place is the seafood which is freshly served.

     Best Season: May- October

     Location: Coast of Bukit Tambun,Mainland Penang