• Pantai Batu Buruk • Marang
Beach - Rantau Abang Beach • Tanjung Jara •
• Paka Beach • Pantai Kemasik •
Pantai Batu Buruk (Batu Buruk Beach)
Pantai Batu Buruk (beach of the ugly stone) is Kuala Terengganu’s
famous beach with its golden sandy beaches with swaying casuarinas lining up
behind the shore. A popular place for strolling and good place to visit
especially in the evening, This beautiful beach is just 1 km from the city
center and can be reached by walking.
This Culture Center (Pengkalan Budaya) is also located along the Pantai Batu
Buruk. It offers visitors a chance to see the performances of the Silat
which is the Malay's art of self defence, traditional dances such as Joget
and traditional games.
Performances are held on every Friday and Saturday, between 5.00pm to 7.00pm
and 9.00pm to 11.00pm.
A Variety of food stalls can be found at Batu Buruk, try fried ice cream (Ais
Krim Goreng), Nasi Dagang, Terengganu traditional rice, fried sea foods and
Yunnan chicken rice. There is also a good night market every Friday from
3.00pm till 7.00pm.
Location - Within Kuala Terengganu
Marang Beach is unique in that its broad golden sands form a remarkable
stretch of sand dunes like a wall that slopes dramatically into the sea,
creating an unusual two-tier beach. Located in this picturesque fishing
village is the jetty for boats and from the islands of
Pulau Redang, Pulau
Lang Tengah and Pulau Bidong.
It is today acknowledged by many as the most advantageous point along the
East Coast to witness and photograph the most spectacular daily sunrise in
Location : 15 km South of Kuala
Rantau Abang Beach
Besides being famous for the leatherback turtle, the beaches here are
beautiful, a dream really and extremely quiet. Rantau Abang is also known
for its white, sandy and rocky beaches such as Teluk Bidara and Tanjung Jara
that suitable for relaxation, picnicking, sunbathing and swimming.
Walking around the beaches at Rantau Abang in the night is an exhilarating
experience with the great round moon casting and traces of shimmering path
on the calm sea from the horizon up to the shore. Coconut palms lean
silhouetted by the moonlight and towering sand bunkers are found along this
stretch of beach.
Location : 56 km South of K.
Embraced by the blue-green waters of the South China Sea, this is one of the
more striking beaches. Long, wide stretches of golden sands sloping gently
into the greenish blue waters are prominent. Apart from its breathtaking
sunsets, its openness to the powerful waves from the South China Sea creates
fascinating sand dunes. Steady winds and reasonably dramatic surf provide an
exciting and diverse array of water activities, such as wind surfing,
boating and sailing, while the wide, open waters permit kayaking,
snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and diving.
Located here is the Tanjung Jara Beach Resort. Styled after a Malay palace,
but with all the modern amenities one could wish for, the resort is the
recipient of the prestigious Aga Khan award for the best hotel architecture.
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher took a
well-deserved break there after a disastrous season opener in Melbourne.
Guests get a taste of the Malay way of life from the wooden chalets and herb
garden to traditional spa treatments
even caters for "turtle watch" at night between May and September when the
turtles visit the beach to lay eggs. Just tell the reception, that you want
to be called, if they have spotted a turtle coming on the beach and they
will phone you at night in your room. A little van will take you to the
right place on the beach. From here one can even catch a boat to visit some
of the fabulous islands off the coast, in particular
Location : 74 km South of K.
About 16 km north of Kertih is a secluded wide stretch of golden sands
sloping gently into the sea, with small clusters of tall-swaying palms. The
glorious and awe-inspiring daily sunrise can be observed from here or,
better still, from the Sungai Paka Bridge near the river mouth.
unfolding of nature's grandeur over fishing villages and coconut groves is
best captured as dawn begins to break, with the sky emblazoned in a
multitude of fiery red, orange and yellow, lasting no more than ten minutes.
If without the beach, Paka is a typical quite and dead fishing village with
wooden kampong houses, jetty and fishing boats. Passing by the petroleum
processing plants in the night time is a amazing experience.
The huge refinery plant brightly lighted appears in a suddenly in a bare
like a star city appear in the middle of the sky.
Location : 96 km South of K.
Terengganu / 16 km from Kertih
Both the beach and the little coastal town take their name from the Kemasik
River that runs prominently through. The unique beach straddles the banks of
the estuary, giving it a very individual character.
During low tide, one can walk across the sandy river bed to a small rocky
outcrop near the estuary and observe the lifestyle of quaint fishing
villages nestling precariously along the river coastline. The scenery is
dotted with kampung houses, fishing boats and coconut trees. This photogenic
sandy beach allows you to walk on, to collect seashells that are brought by
the wave to the land and of course it is safe to do some swimming here.
About 113 km South from K. Terengganu
/ 86 km North from Kuantan
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