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Langkawi's beaches are legendary in their pristine
beauty.Fringed by swaying palms and sloping gently towards azure
blue waters,they gently lull you to take things easy and let the
world pass you by.All beaches are gazetted as public areas and
accessible to the public.The sea is free from jelly fish.
Deemed one of Langkawi's best beaches,Tanjung Rhu is located 22
km away from Kuah. Fringed by tall casuarina trees, it has boats
for hire to cruise around the islands, as well as the Tanjung
Rhu Riding Centre offering equestrian sports.
Pantai Batu Hampar
Fronting the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort, this little stretch
of beach is bounded by rocky outcrops on both ends. Coconut and
mangrove trees preserve the beach's natural environment, providing
Pantai Teluk Burau
Once the haunt of the Piped Hornbill, the rugged coastline here
is broken by lush tropical vegetation. On the west coast of Langkawi
Island, this stretch of coastline features the Kuala Teriang fishing
village, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Padang Matsirat. Facing the
beach is Burau Island, a roosting place for migratory birds.
This stretch of beach 24.8 km away from Kuah boasts white sand
and swaying palms, ideal for lazing about while you view the yachts
and sailboats drifting gently against the azure backdrop of the
Andaman Sea. Resorts are dotted along the shore, offering the
most pleasant accommodation. This beach was the Summer Palace
location of the movie "Anna and the King", a set that
is now a popular attraction.
Pantai Pasir Hitam
During the wet season, the sands here are more black than white,
due to the tin and mineral ore deposits which wash up on the shore.
An ancient fishing jetty lends it a sense of history, making a
very picturesque scene that's popular among locals.conscious tourist.
About 18.4 km from Kuah, this beach is the liveliest
stretch on the island, with restaurants and bars offering a range
of local, Western and fusion cuisine to those who prefer a more
lively pace of beach life. There are also many quaint resorts
with chalets that cater to the more budget-conscious tourist.
Characterized by boulders at both ends of the beach and dense
forest in the background, Pantai Datai slopes gently into clear
blue waters. Facing the beach directly is the delightful little
island of Pulau Anak Datai.
Pantai Teluk Yu
Its name literally means "Bay of Sharks" but the waters
are completely tranquil. Its wide, sandy beach is actually a continuation
of Pantai Pasir Hitam but is free from the black pigmentation.
On this beach also is the Teluk Ewa Jetty which serves large ship.
Pantai Tanjung Rhu
Located on the northernmost tip of Langkawi island, this wide
sloping beach is fringed by the casuarina trees from which Pantai
Tanjung Rhu gets its name. During low tide, it is possible to
walk across a sandy stretch to the rocky outcrop of Pulau Chabang.
Nearby are a number of caves as well as mangrove swamps.
Pantai Teluk Baru
The small bay of this stretch of beach forms a natural shelter
for fishing boats, and you may even persuade a fishing boat to
let you accompany them on a trip.