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Langkawi Beaches

Posted by on May 19th, 2007
Filed Under: Langkawi

Good beaches with soul-warming sun, crystal-clear waters, and fragrant sea air can be found on Langkawi. Langkawi beaches are legendary for their pristine beauty and are regarded as some of the world’s most secluded and picture-perfect hideaways by many travel specialists. All Langkawi beaches are gazetted as public areas and accessible to the public.

Langkawi is paradise for beach lovers. Pantai Cenang, the liveliest of Langkawi beaches, makes a perfect spot for you to escape and unwind. You can choose to swim, jet ski, water ski, wind surf or go catamaran sailing and boating. Another popular langkawi beach that is next to Pantai Cenang is Pantai Tengah, there’s only a small cape that separates both beaches.

Pantai Kok and Burau Bay are two beautiful Langkawi beaches located next to each other. They offer clean beaches and tranquil waters. The two beaches are lined with holiday resorts of very good quality and standard. Tanjung Rhu offers another magnificent beach in a cape in the northern most tip of the island. It is a scenic and unspoiled enclave nestled in the shade of swaying casuarinas trees. You can hire a boat from Tanjung Rhu, which will take you to Gua Cerita, a cave worth exploring.

Will you build sandcastles, take a romantic sunset stroll, or perfect your tan?

Here’s a list of Langkawi beaches:

#1Pantai Pasir Hitam
This beach is noted for its black sand, although it is not a real black-sand beach – it only has streaks of black caused by a spring that deposits mineral oxides.

#2Pantai Teluk Yu
This wide, sandy beach is actually a continuation of Pantai Pasir Hitam but without the the black mineral deposits.

#3Pantai Chenang
A 2Km- long beach strip, 20km from Kuah. This is where almost all of Langkawi’s beach chalets are concentrated. It is the favourite of those who prefer a more lively pace of beach life.

#4Pantai Tengah
This is a smaller, quieter beach just south of Pantai Cenang after the road skirts around a small rocky point.

#5Pantai Datai
The beaches and jungle around Datai are some distance off the main road around the island. Characterised by boulders at both ends of the beach and dense forest in the background, Pantai Datai slopes gently into clear blue waters.

#6Pantai Tanjung Rhu
This is one of Langkawi’s wider and better beaches. The water is shallow, and at low tide you can walk across the sandbank to the neighboring islands.

#7Pantai Kok
This beach fronts a beautiful bay surrounded by limestone mountains and jungle. However the water here isn’t necessarily clearer than at any other beaches.

#8Pantai Batu Hampar
Fronting the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort at Teluk Nibung, this little stretch of beach is almost hidden.

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