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Kerachut Beach

Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia

Beaches
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Wildlife Sanctuaries

About Kerachut Beach

One of Penang's remotest beaches. Green turtles nest there from April to August, and the Olive Ridley from September to February.


Attractions near Kerachut Beach

Penang Hill10.1km from Kerachut Beach

Hill station comprising of a group of hills offering breathtaking views of the city below.

Penang Floating Mosque10.76km from Kerachut Beach

The Penang Floating Mosque, also known as Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque is a floating mosque located in Tanjung Bungah near George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Although it is called a floating mosque, the mosque is actually built on stilts, only at high tide would it have the appearance of floating on water. It is built in a mix of Middle Eastern and local architectural style and features a prominent minaret. The mosque can accommodate 1,500 worshipers.

Penang Hill Lower Station11.46km from Kerachut Beach

The Penang Hill Railway is a one section funicular railway which climbs the Penang Hill from Air Itam, on the outskirts of the city of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. The railway first opened in 1923 as a two-section railway, and the system was overhauled in 2010. The total journey time can take between five and twenty minutes. The funicular train coach travels directly from the lower station to the top, but may stop at other intermediate stations upon request.

Kek Lok Si Temple11.56km from Kerachut Beach

An important pilgrimage center for Buddhists from Southeast Asia. The main attraction in the complex is the striking seven-story Pagoda which combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown.

Pantai Tanjung Bungah11.86km from Kerachut Beach

Tanjung Bungah is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. It is located along the northern coast of Penang Island between Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Tokong, and about 6.5 km northwest of the city center. Tanjung Bungah is well known as a beach destination, with several hotels and resorts lining the beaches within the area. Decades of urbanization has also led to the mushrooming of residential high-rises at Tanjung Bungah.

Penang Botanic Gardens12.04km from Kerachut Beach

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site.

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Known as the Silicon Valley of the East for its industries, Penang is one of Malaysia's most vital economic powerhouses. Penang has the highest GDP per capita among all Malaysian states and is considered a high-income economy.

What visitors say about Kerachut Beach

This beach is part of Penang Wildlife Sanctuary and green turtles nest here from April to August. Hearing the name 'Turtle Beach' we were expecting to see turtles filled in the beach but was very disappointed since our timing was so off. The beach is really lovely, neat and clean and there are hiking trails starting from the beach which crosses through the forests of the sanctuary. During the time we were visiting, the whole Malaysia was under heavy rain and the climate was very moody. The boat ride from Teluk Bahang (I am not sure if the name is correct) to the beach mimicked a scene that of Jurassic Park- dark, with the creepy sounds of forest and mists forming on its top. At the beach we just roamed around the area, then got lost in one of the trails and visited the turtle hatchery building (but there were no turtles, again). There is a lake too near the beach if I am not wrong. I am not very sure if it is possible to swim in the water in this beach, in any case the beach is very beautiful.