The beach bar, Cherating, Malaysia

The beach bar, Cherating, Malaysia

The beach bar, Cherating, Malaysia

Taken on: 11th November, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

Read more about Cherating

Cherating is a beachside backwater located between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Known for its surf and turtles, but not for a great selection of accommodation, Cherating will appeal to those looking for a very no-frills beach break.

The village sits between the mangrove-lined waters of the Cherating River and the South China Sea and tends, at least in low season, to be more of a drawcard for vacationing Malaysians rather than foreign tourists. The beach is pleasant enough, but isn't a scratch on the offshore islands, so if you're thinking of cutting your time in the Perhentians short to take a look at Cherating, we'd say not to bother.

Cherating is well regarded for its surfing, with the left point break getting going in December and January, and, with a number of other outlying spots to surf, and plenty of ... Read our complete Cherating travel guide

More images

Batik classes at Cherating, Malaysia Leafy garden at Matahari Bungalows, Cherating, Malaysia Becah scene, Cherating, Malaysia Chub Med Beach, Cherating, Malaysia Looking south on the Club Med beach, Cherating, Malaysia Mangroves at Cherating, Malaysia The grounds at Tanjung Inn, Cherating, Malaysia Injured turtle at the Turtle Sanctuary near Cherating, Malaysia Looking north on the Club Med beach, Cherating, Malaysia A simple breakfast at Cherating, Malaysia Palms and sunrise, Cherating, Malaysia The main beach, Cherating, Malaysia Sunrise at Cherating, Malaysia Tanjung Inn Villa de Fedelia Cherating Sunrise Club Med Cherating Beach Club Med Cherating Beach Baby Turtle at Cherating Turtle Sanctuary Clear Seawater at Cherating beach Star Fish at Cherating Cherating beach Tanjung Inn Villa de Fedelia Cherating