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As Jalan Pasir Bogak heads west, it runs into the beginning of Pasir Bogak beach, which shares some beach space with a few hotels but is otherwise a lengthy stretch of golden sands lined with shade trees and set against an emerald sea.

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You will see a few sunbathers as well as fishermen in the area, so no need to be too shy. It would, however, be advisable to be more modest when venturing off the beach out of simple respect.

Further north, on Teluk Ketapang (Turtle Bay), the nearly deserted park-like Ketapang (Turtle) beach is indeed swimmable and has lovely white sand, but it’s also popular with families as a local picnic ground. A look-out tower is stationed there for viewing the distant horizon or if you need some alone time.

Next up is popular Nipah beach at Teluk Nipah (Nipah Bay), which is popular for water sports – be warned that the beach is a bit crowded in spots with boats and jetskis. The adjacent footpath is crowded with vendors as well. Be forewarned that beaching speedboats is popular so make sure your swimsuit isn’t sand-coloured or better yet don’t sunbathe there. Regardless of the bustle, it’s fun and lively, and a great sunset spot at the end of the day.

Over the rocky beach divider is Coral beach, which shares the waters of Teluk Nipah, but is a laidback, spacious stretch of sugary white sands, sun loungers and a few tattered hammocks. The adjacent waters are calm and quiet and you couldn’t ask for more convenience as a few seaside restaurants will serve coconut juice or pina coladas.

Some inviting public beaches are not easily accessible from the road and that’s where a hired boat or kayak can come in handy. Giam Island is just a spit of an island in Teluk Nipah, directly across from Nipah and Coral beaches. Snow-white sand and clear waters make this beach popular with snorkellers, but at certain times of the day you could well have the place to yourself.


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