12 Best Penang Beaches
Malaysia is a beautiful country and Penang is its crown. It has many beaches that are flawlessly beautiful and get you the options of exploring many sports as well as give you a chance to explore the beauty of beaches to relax. Some of the best Penang beaches are here with us on the list.

Teluk kampi beach in Penang is the perfect beach to plan a vacation on. It offers the most beautiful view of the Bay and it is the best place to relax at because of the soothing view and natural beauty it captivates. This beach is quite famous for the sea turtles that come to lay their eggs.

Teluk beach has beautiful surroundings. It is a bit isolated from where generally the crowds go and that adds to the beauty of it. You can enjoy trekking here, along with the beautiful landscape this beach has. This is a must-visit for people with family and friends to enjoy the most.

Here are some of the best Penang Beaches:

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Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi Beach is an adventure land where you can get your adrenalin racing while on a leisure holiday. The availability of Jet Skis and Parasailing sports by the seaside is a major lure that pulls every tourist who visits this town in Penang.

Apart from just laying around the beach and taking a sunbath, other things you can do here are getting a buggy ride on the golden sand, go deep sea fishing or revel in a banana boat ride.

11km from City Center, George Town

A few hours before sunset is apt so that you have enough time to beach stuff and adventure sports before watching the mesmeric sunset.

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Tanjung Bungah

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 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. One 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 sports activity which happens through the year.

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

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Teluk Kampi Beach

When a vacation is planned one of the first things that we conjure in our mind is a 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 the perfect place that 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 then you will love this place as it is famous for sea turtles that come 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

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Pulau Kendi

There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the seawater 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 then 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 secretive crevice, on the steepest slope. This beach is the best for snorkeling. 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, Gertal Sanggul

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Gertak 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.

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.

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Pasir 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 a fun time swimming and basking in the sun.

Highlights: If you love adventure and fun then this is definitely the place for you as you can go 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 toward Pulao Betong Village.

Best Season: May to October

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

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Teluk 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 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.

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 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: Northwestern tip of the island Penang.

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Pulau 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

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Monkey 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 Penang Beach is the perfect getaway for you and your family. The amazing landscapes makes you feel more better than ever before.

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

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Pantai 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 deer.

Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere then 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.

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Pulau 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).

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 

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