Surrounded by waterbodies, Penang is definitely one of the favorite destinations around the world for beach lovers. It is home to some of the best exquisite sites. If you ever plan to go to Penang, don’t forget to get your feet wet at the beaches and get some quality peaceful time while enjoying the sunrise and sunsets.
The island has a collection of beautiful beaches surrounding it. We’ve mentioned a number of amazing beaches in Penang with their respective locations.
Best time to visit:
The weather of Penang is hot year round, all the more reason to hit the beaches. It rains heavily during the months of April to May and October to November. The Penang tourism witnesses a boom in the number of tourists during the months of December to January and June to September. Keeping all that in mind, visiting a beach is really subjective to one’s mood and most of the Penang Beaches could be visited year round.
How to reach:
In order to reach the different beach destinations of Penang, one would first need to reach Penang itself. You can get to Penang through almost all the modes of available transports in Malaysia. Most of the people prefer flight or bus from KL to Penang. Once you reach the island, you can use the public transports like buses, which run quite frequently to-and-fro almost all the places on the island or you can hire a taxi or cab.
Beaches to explore:
With a countless number of options, here are our shortlisted ones which are flawlessly gorgeous in their own ways:
- Batu Ferringhi Beach- the most developed beach in Penang located at the popular town of Batu Ferringhi, famous for high-end beach facing resorts, affordable hotels, night market, jet-skiing, parasailing, fish spa and a lot more.
- Tanjung Bungah- located in Tanjung Bungah, originally a sleepy fishing village andis famous for adventure sports and easy accessibility from resorts and main city of George Town.
- Pulau Kendi- situated on the islet of Pulau Kendi, famous for swimming and snorkeling due to the lack of jellyfish.
- Pasir Panjang- of Balik Pulau provides best landscapes and is a famous picnic spot and jungle-treks.
- Teluk Kampi Beach- located in the Penang National Park. Famous for sea-turtles and its challenging hikes and trails.
- Gertak Sanggul- of the village with the same name is famous for its white sand, coconut trees, and the fresh seafood, one of the best in Penang.
Apart from these, few other noteworthy ones are:
- Pulau Jerejak
- Teluk Bahang
- Monkey Beach
- Pantai Kerachut
- Palau Aman
Penang plays host to millions and millions of tourists every year and is ready with almost all kinds of preparation. Accommodation is readily available in Penang in a number of forms ranging from the luxurious hotels to budget homestays and even backpackers’ lodging facilities.
Where and what to eat:
You’ll find several hawkers and around these popular destinations, and if we could suggest anything about the food in Penang, it’d be to pamper your mouth with its street food. It tops all the world-class restaurants with its raw taste and secret recipes.
Things to keep in mind:
- You can find a number of ATMs and money changers around the island. If you’re directly visiting the beaches, we’d suggest taking out some cash at the Airport or somewhere beforehand.
- The same local SIM workson the island which you’d probably be using at the mainland. If you didn’t get one yet, you can get it at the airport or even at several shops and kiosks around the island.