Injured turtle at the Turtle Sanctuary near Cherating, Malaysia

Injured turtle at the Turtle Sanctuary near Cherating, Malaysia

Injured turtle at the Turtle Sanctuary near Cherating, Malaysia


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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

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