10 Hidden Beaches You Need To Discover In West Malaysia

Don’t we all love a short sea-scape, enjoying the soft sand and blue ocean water? But most of the famous beaches in Malaysia are always packed with local tourists and you can’t even find a place to park your car! 

If you are looking for a place to chill out that is far away from all the noise, here’s our 10 less-crowded beaches worth the travel! 


Tanjung Jaga Geopark, Kedah 


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Tanjung Jaga beach is also known as Teluk Air by the locals, is famous for its beautiful sunset scene and also best for fishing and picnic by the beach! 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2pFmpANqh88cg2PG8 



Pantai Pasir Panjang, Perak 


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Although it’s not recommended to swim here, Pasir Panjang beach is a quiet destination where it is far from the crowds. It is also a destination for sea turtle eggs hatching! 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/gQJWkmYPs4uT61Bv7 


Temalah Beach, Johor 


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Temalah beach has a long stretch of white sand and it hasn’t been developed; you can camp by the beach but there aren’t any toilet or freshwater facilities. So, remember to be prepared if you plan on staying longer at the beach. 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/7M2r8HHFeVdHRD8G8 


Gorek Bay, Johor 


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About 30 minutes drive from Mersing, Gorek Bay is well facilitated with eateries and toilets. It’s easy to access and there are a few chalets for you to stay overnight. It’s also a great place for beachside camping. 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Uc3seEeHXLwKhCie8 


Pantai Teluk Kalong, Terengganu 


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Teluk Kalong is away from the main road so it’s less crowded. There’s occasionally high tide but most of the time the water is shallow. There are also restaurants, shower and toilet facilities around for you to enjoy whilst at this beach! 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LwdUXEohbMD3gb4H7 


Pantai Penunjuk Kijal, Terengganu 


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Known by locals, Penujuk Beach is near to a fisherman village. There are eateries, toilets amenities nearby the beach. If you are in luck, you might catch a grouper in the stone area! 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/QBAWa8xfgz5RAXww9 


Pantai Penarik, Terengganu 


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Penarik beach is located between Merang Jetty and Kuala Besut jetty where’s the boat ride to Perhentian island and Redang island. It’s quiet and has a very long stretch of golden sand beach. Remember to order a fried butter prawn at the restaurant nearby, it will surprise you! 

Location: https://g.page/pantaipenarikterengganu?share 


Pantai Bukit Keluang, Terengganu 


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Just right next to Bukit Keluang, it’s hiker’s favourite hangout place after a good climb. It is said that during the old time the pirates used to hide their treasures in the caves of Bukit Keluang so you might find a fortune in the cave too!  

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/5MomFuGYtdtxUBNB6 


Pantai Tok Bali, Kelantan 


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This is Malaysia definition of Bali! Tok Bali beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kelantan. It’s soft white sand and the calm seawater suitable for family and children to swim.  

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Hifwom4thn7DYt7z5 


Pantai Kemayang, Kelantan 


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Nearby to the Kelantan airport, Kemayang beach is local’s favourite place to chill out during the evening times. Enjoy the sea breeze and beautiful view of the ocean. You can also find some restaurants nearby but it’s definitely very quiet most of the time. 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/7QVaA4annhQkbKkw6 


As Malaysia is one of the countries that owns the most beautiful beach in the world, we should try our best to preserve the beautiful nature by not littering and keep clean wherever we go.