KELANTAN - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
BEACH HOLIDAYS
 
 

BEACH HOLIDAYS

There are several fine beaches in the state overlooking the South China Sea. Most beaches are within easy access from Kota Bharu. Accommodation at the beach areas range from modest chalets to simple beach huts.

 
 

PANTAI CAHAYA BULAN

Kota Bharu

 

Fondly known as ?PCB? among locals, this is one of the most popular spots for some refreshing coconut water and local snacks while enjoying the cool sea breeze. While rustic views and shady trees are the draw of PCB, the greater attraction lies along the route that leads to this beach. Thriving cottage industries can be seen on either side of the road, where modest thatched homes produce a range of exquisite items such as batik, songket and giant kites. This beach is situated 10km north of Kota Bharu. The many chalets here provide a leisurely stay. En route, drop by at the Pasir Belanda Kampung Stay to experience life in a scenic Malay village. Watch a cooking demonstration, join a batik-painting workshop and participate in many other interesting activities.

 
 
 

PANTAI TOK BALI

Pasir Puteh

 

One of the most idyllic beaches in Kelantan,Tok Bali is haven to those seeking solitude and tranquility. Overlooking the islands of Pulau Saji and Pulau Susu Dara, the beach beckons with swaying palm trees, golden sands and sparkling waters. There is a range of accommodation available in Tok Bali, from chalets to a modern beach resort. Tok Bali is approximately a 45-minute drive from Kota Bharu.

 
 
 

PANTAI MELAWI

Bachok

 

A drive along a scenic route, traversing rustic villages and secluded countryside's, brings visitors to this beautiful beach. Stretching into the sea, the casuarinas-lined beach is ideal for long relaxing strolls. Gazebos, a resort and a playground add to its attraction. Of interest here is a pill box, situated within the Sri Melawi Chalet grounds. Pantai Melawi is approximately 30km from Kota Bharu.

 
 
 

 
 

PANTAI IRAMA

Bachok

 

Attracting droves, of sun-seekers, this beach owes its popularity to the assortment of tantalising local delicacies as well as ample seating areas and gazebos. This is the place to sample a wide variety of local food from fritters, meat balls, nuggets to drinks. The choice is bewildering! Locals drop by at any time of the day for a snack or bring their families for a picnic during the weekends. This beach is a 35-minute drive from Kota Bharu.

 
 
 

PANTAI SERI TUJUH

Tumpat

 

This pristine beach is the venue of the annual International Kite Festival. Water chalets are an attraction at this beach and the many food stalls add to its popularity. Pantai Sen Tujuh is a stopover for tourists going to the Pengkalan Kubor duty-free shopping zone. It is located about 7km from Kota Bharu, close to the Thai border.

 
 
 

PANTAI BISIKAN BAYU

Pasir Puteh

 

This beach derives its name from the hushed sound of the gentle breeze against the casuarinas needles. It is also known as Pantai Dalam Rhu. Families often enjoy a picnic under the shady trees here. High waves during certain times of the year make it a good spot for windsurfing. This beach is located near Semerak, about 50km away from Kota Bharu.

 
 
 

PANTAI SABAK FISHING VILLAGE

Kota Bharu

 

Gaily decorated fishing boats are a unique feature of the state. A good place to see these boats is at the fishing village in Pantai Sabak. The jetty here is at its liveliest around 3pm when fisherfolk return with their day?s catch. The beach is transformed into a bustling marketplace, with a cacophony of people haggling over prices and fisherfolk sorting out their catch. At other times, fisherfolk can be seen mending their nets or preparing their boats. Just 2km away is the Pantai Kuala Pa? Amat.

 
 
 
 
BEACH HOLIDAYS
KELANTAN - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA