Islands & Beaches in Terengganu


Terengganu Beaches & islands – Beaches in Terengganu, Malaysia


Terengganu’s Beaches, The longest playground in the sun

Beachcombers and sunworshippers alike will find the Terengganu coastline to be one never-ending mega playground. With the longest sandy coastline in the country Terengganu, the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, offers an amazing collection of beaches that reveals both secluded palm-fringed coves and popular beachfronts. All the beaches are easily accessible via the picturesque coastal highway.


Here are some nice Beaches in Terengganu:


o     Rantau Abang

Another place that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is Rantau Abang, 60km south of Kuala Terengganu. There, visitors lay in wait quietly from midnight to dawn to watch giant leatherback turtles laying eggs. The turtles lumbering slowly on the white sandy beaches to lay eggs are a memorable sight. These giant turtles, up to 2.5 m in length and sometimes weighing more than 375 kg are indeed a phenomenal sight to behold. Rantau Abang is one of only six places in the world visited by these turtles, from the months of May to September.


o     Penarik

Gently sloping sands and fairly shallow, sparkling water give Penarik the ideal ambience and make it the perfect setting for sunbathers and fun seekers who want a quiet, serene vacation spot to while away the hours in uninterrupted bliss.


o     Bukit Keluang

Approximately 140km north of Kuala Terengganu and a few kilometres from Besut lies Bukit Keluang.

The view in this area is one of the most breathtaking and magnificent in
Malaysia. It is also an ideal site for swimming, snorkelling and wind surfing. Its distinctive features are caves which are easily reached by walkways.


o     Merang

Try to conjure up an image of a very peaceful village with beautiful wooden houses, innocent looking children playing games such as hopscotch or marbles, cows grazing in the field, swaying coconut trees, fresh cool breeze and a spectacular curve of white, sandy beach. This description describes Merang to a tee.


o     Pantai Batu Buruk

Pantai Batu Buruk is the main beach park in downtown Kuala Terengganu. Equipped with a playground, park benches and boats gazebos, it is a popular place for locals to meet and dine, with many food stalls catering to varied tastes.


o     Pantai Kelulut

A sandy beach ideal for swimming and sunbathing, visitors to this beach will be captivated by its natural beauty and serenity. The pine trees that stretch along the beach provide a good hideaway for nature lovers.

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