21 Beaches in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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21 Beaches to explore in Malaysia

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Bako National ParkSarawak, Malaysia

Oldest national park in Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion of the sandstone have created a coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands, and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocky headlands into fantastically shaped sea arches and sea stacks with colored patterns formed by iron deposition.

Besar Island, JohorBesar Island, Johor, Pulau Babi Besar, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia

Besar island is an island in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. The island, which is surrounded by Rawa, Sibu and Tinggi Island, is characterized by quiet, clean beaches of powdery white sand and crystal-clear azure waters.

Cenang Beach07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Sandy swimming beach along a strip of restaurants, duty-free and souvenir shops.

Dayang IslandDayang Island, Johor, Malaysia

Dayang Island is located on the east side of Johor Bahru, Johor. It is one of a group of islands along with Pulau Aur, Pulau Lang, and Pulau Pemanggil. This is a small island that offers a private holiday with the two resorts available on the island. Being the furthest island in West Malaysia.

DesaruDesaru, 82200 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Desaru is a town in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi District, Johor, Malaysia. It is famous for its pristine beach beside the South China Sea. One of the beautiful coast in Malaysia and is one of the famous tourist destination too.

Gaya IslandGaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Gaya is the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and is covered with dense tropical forest. Several ridges rise more than 600 feet (180 m), peaking at 1,000 feet (300 m), along the backbone of Gaya Island.

Gurney WharfPersiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Gurney Wharf is a proposed seafront park currently being reclaimed off Gurney Drive in George Town, Penang. Intended as a "new iconic waterfront destination for Penang", Phase 1 of Gurney Wharf is scheduled for completion by 2018. the 24.28-hectare seafront park will comprise four distinct recreational areas - a beach, a coastal grove, a water garden, and a seaside retail food and beverages area.

Kapas IslandKapas Island, Pulau Kapas, Terengganu, Malaysia

Kapas Island is located nearby the city of Kuala Terengganu in the eastern part of the peninsula. Kapas Island is only 2 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. It is a tiny island that travelers mainly visit for relaxation, sunbathing, diving and especially snorkeling as the corals around Kapas are very nice.

Kerachut BeachTeluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia

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

Klebang BeachKlebang Beach, Malacca, Malaysia

This is one of the beautiful beaches in Malacca, Malaysia. The beach is located in the southern shoreline of Melaka and is facing directly to the Strait of Malacca.  It is one of the main attractions in Malaysia.

Lang Tengah IslandLang Tengah Island, Pulau Lang Tengah, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Lang Tengah Island is located between the two very popular tropical islands Perhentian and Redang northeast of the Peninsular Malaysia. Compared to Perhentian and Redang it is a small island, people mainly visit the island to dive and snorkel.

Manukan IslandManukan Island, Malaysia

Out of the five islands making up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island is the most popular island and features the most developed tourist facilities. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.

Pantai Minyak Beku83000, Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

Minyak Beku is a mukim in Batu Pahat District, Johor, Malaysia. Kampung Minyak Beku is where the famous chiseled rock is located, a big rock about ten feet in size. The big rock was chiseled by the Siamese to contain freshwater. It is one of the beautiful beaches in the Malaysian area.

Pantai Tanjung BungahPantai Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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.

Port Dickson BeachJalan Baru Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

This is a beautiful beach which was located in the heart of Negeri Sembilan. Now it is one of the famous places in here and is also famous for so many water activities.

Pulau SibuPulau Sibu, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia

Sibu Island is an island group in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. It consists of several islands, namely Sibu Besar Island, Sibu Tengah Island, Sibu Kukus Island and Sibu Hujung Island. There are four main beaches on the eastern side of Sibu. Sibu Besar, the main island, is approximately 6 km long and 1 km wide, and for the most part covered by tropical vegetation. One of the popular tourist attraction in Malaysia.

Puteri BeachPuteri Beach, Kampung Pantai Kundor, Tanjung Kling, Malacca, Malaysia

The Puteri Beach is a beach in Tanjung Kling, Central Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia. It is one of the major tourist attractions in  Malacca. Various activities are found around the beach, ranging from fishing, camping as well as workplace for fishermen. It also has night market stretching along the road in parallel with the shoreline.

Redang IslandRedang Island, Pulau Redang, 21090 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Redang Island is situated off the coast of Terengganu and it has been a popular destination for as long as one remembers when it comes to diving, snorkeling and enjoying the sandy beaches and clear waters. Redang Island, or Pulau Redang, is part of the protected marine areas, also known as Terengganu Marine Park, which is meant to conserve the ecosystem and biodiversity of flora and fauna of the island.

Teluk CempedakTeluk Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Teluk Cempedak or Teluk Chempedak (literally : Cempedak Bay) also known as Palm Beach is a beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan. The white sandy beach and casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the South China Sea.

Tengah IslandTengah Island, Johor, Malaysia

Lang Tengah Island is an island in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. It is connected to the mainland by ferries to Merang. The island appeals more to holiday goers who are looking for a quiet tropical island getaway. This is much quieter with less development than nearby.