Top 10 Stunning Beaches Near Kuala Lumpur – The Best Escape For You!

Malaysia is a country with some of the best scuba diving and sandy patches on this side of the world. Going to Kuala Lumpur beaches is the best way to experience the charm of the country. These are the top 10 best beaches near Kuala Lumpur for your best escape.

1. Port Dickson

The peaceful beauty at sunset in Port Dickson

Situated along the North-South Expressway, Port Dickson is only an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. There are a variety of water sports facilities available on these beaches. Some of the popular beaches are:

Bagan Pinang - A quiet stretch of sandy coastline, famous for snorkeling, swimming and kite flying.

Pantai Saujana - Enjoy barbecue picnics and spectacular sunset.

Pantaya Cahaya Negeri beach - A family-friendly beach featuring numerous shaded picnic areas.

Famous beach resorts in Port Dickson: Akar Beach Resort, The Grand Beach Resort, Glory Beach Resort.

2. Bagan Lalang, Sepang

Just about a one-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Bagan Lalang lies in the Sepang district. This best beach is suitable for swimming and a meditative break. There is some fresh and delicious seafood on offer in the restaurants surrounding the beach.

Beach resorts and hotels to stay: Seri Bayu Resort Hotel, AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

3. Pulau Jerejak

Pulau Jerejak

Pulau Jerejak is considered as an ecotourism destination

Pulau Jerejak is an island located just off the coast of Penang. It is a serene retreat that is popular as an ecotourism destination. From jungle trekking to kayaking, there is a host of activities to indulge here. The island is accessible via a free ferry from Penang.

Famous beach resort on Pulau Jerejak: Jerejak Rainforest Resort

4. Pangkor Island

Pangkor is a beautiful island with a number of beaches that can be explored easily on a motorbike. Pantai Pasir Bogak is a popular beach on the island. It is one of the loveliest beach resorts near Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can choose to snorkel at Pulau Giam. Pangkor lies at a distance of four hours from Kuala Lumpur.

5. Tioman Island

As one of the best islands in the world, Tioman is still sparsely populated and densely forested. It boasts of white coral reefs and beautiful blue water that are perfect for scuba diving. The west coast has a long beach stretching endlessly from Juara village. Some of the noteworthy beaches here are Paya, Tekek, Air Batang, Genting, Mukut, Salang, and Nipah. Accessed via a ferry from Mersing, Tioman is about 370 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur. 

Beach resorts to stay: Berjaya Tioman Resort, Bagus Place Retreat

6. Teluk Batik, Lumut

The Teluk Batik beach is located at a distance of 6.5 kilometers from the town of Lumut. The golden sands here attract many beach lovers throughout the year. It is ideal for swimming during low tide. Full of organized amenities after a recent restoration, visitors can find clean restrooms and shower areas at the beach. Located at a distance of 3 and a half hour from Kuala Lumpur, Teluk Batik is good escape from the city.

Beach resorts to stay: Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Virgo Batik Resort

7. Redang Island

Redang is a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches and gorgeous azure water. It boasts of many beaches that are perfect for rejuvenation. To get to Redang from Kuala Lumpur, visitors can either take direct flights or overnight buses that take seven to eight hours to reach Redang. The best beaches in Redang are Sekinchan, Coral Beach, Pasir Panjang beach, Pasir Kalong and Marine Park beach. There are some excellent coral reefs to discover for those who enjoy diving and snorkeling. Some beaches are also privately owned by the beach resorts.

Beach resorts to stay in: The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Redang Island Resort

8. Rawa Island

Rawa Island

Rawa Island is owned by the Sultanate of Johor

Rawa Island lies off the east coast of Malaysia, accessible only by boat from Mersing. At a distance of 367 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, Rawa Island is a whole world apart. Surrounded by lush vegetation and the softest white sand, Rawa has been beautifully developed by the Sultanate of Johor that privately owns it. Being suitable for windsurfing, canoeing, fishing and snorkeling, Rawa is an ideal escape.

Beach resorts to stay in: Alang's Rawa, Rawa Island Resort

9. Lang Tengah Island

Located between the tropical islands of Perhentian and Redang, Lang Tengah Island is a preferred spot for kayaking, diving and snorkeling. Since there are no proper roads on this island, the only way to get around is by boat. The best time to visit Lang Tengah is between March and October. Being a small island, there are only four beach resorts for the tourists to choose from, while D'Coconut Lagoon Resort and Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa are the most famous beach resorts in Lang Tengah Island. The only way to reach this island is by taking a flight to Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu from Kuala Lumpur.

10. Morib Beach, Banting

Located about 64 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, Morib Beach is a short sandy patch. This is ideal for a day trip as Morib is close to Kuala Lumpur.  You can enjoy rollerblading and kite flying here and enjoy great seafood at restaurants on the beach.

Beach resorts and hotels to stay: Impian Hotel, Gold Coast Morib International Resort

If you’re looking to escape the chaos of the city, Kuala Lumpur beaches are definitely your solution!

Jim Liang

"A young & wild Asian wanderer who love traveling, writing and sharing his travel experience to audiences who are planning to Asia. To him, life is about traveling and his journey has just started."

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