Cherating Beach Travel Guide

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Cherating Beach Highlights

  • Pro
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    azmilsyahmi says…

     A long stretch of beach not too crowded 

  • Con
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    savitha says…

     Might get a bit boring if you don't have good company! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Rustic Malay Kampong (Village) Style 

Cherating Beach Things to Do

  • Beach Walk

    Hi all,Cherating is one of best beach that I ever seen.I really enjoyed the trip with my 12 collegemates.It was a wonderful moment in my life.The Cherating beach is diffrent from other beaches in Malaysia. Cherating is one of cleaness and beautiful beach in Malaysia.The water is very clear and clean.

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  • Take a river trip

    Another thing one absolutely should do in Cherating is to take a boat trip on the Cherating river. The day tour takes 1,5 hrs and I saw lots of wildlife: monkeys, snakes, lizards, kingfisher and other birds. Usually there is a departure at 9am and at 4pm and a ticket is 25RM.There is also firefly watching trip each night 8pm. Really amazing! This...

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  • Hit the Beach

    Of course the main reason to come Cherating is the beach. It's long and wide, but unfortunately the water is a bit too shallow for swimming. The western end of the beach was very popular with surfers, especially with beginners.During my stay Cherating was very quiet, but I guess this changes during holiday season.

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  • Breakfast in Hai Peng Chukai

    I risk too much repeating of a tip that might have been given by hundreds of other visitors to cherating but i love sipping black kampung coffee by the roadside cafe Hai Peng, under branches of shadowy raintree.. while chickens run around my feet.. chukai fast becoming busy township.. more cars and new road system and parking system, and fast...

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  • Turtle Sanctuary

    The turtle sanctuary is a stone's throw away (literally) from the entrance to the club. Every year between June to September, the sanctuary releases baby turtles into the sea at night. Otherwise, it's a small place explaining the breeding habits and environment of the sea turtles.

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  • Turtle laying eggs

    Well there is nothing much you can do in cherating, the beach is not that so clean or what, besides eating seafood you can go and look for turtle laying eggs, you will be lucky if there is any turtle at the first place, if you have a car travel on your own, but if yo are lazy to go around inform your hotel they will arrange for you if there is any...

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Cherating Beach Restaurants

  • Conned by ridiculous reviews!!!

    After checking out many reviews and raves about this so called restaurant, my family delegation of 7 adults and 5 kids decided to try it out.. Firstly driving into the car park, we thought we were driving into a sleazy red light area, then we found our table and ordered our food...to our surprise the crabs were crazy expensive at RM50/kg...so we...

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  • Good food

    The Payung Café is located at the Cherating River. The do great daily specials and offer a good variety of drinks.I've had a yummy vegetarian curry.

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  • Great views

    The Duyong restaurant is errected on stilts at the Western end of the beach. It's a great place to sit and enjoy good food and a cold drink.I've had fried rice (ok, the vegetarian choice is very limited) and a beer. Prices are very reasonable and service good.

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  • Awesome Seafood

    It's a very plain looking restaurant...so don't expect any fancy interior...but that's what they say "never judge a book by its cover".I had really nice ikan bakar n other seafood here. You can get get fresh fishes, crabs, squids, prawns n other seafood with very reasonable price.The thing is you have to be quick. The place is a big hit at...

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  • Get Taxed - Go To Chukai (Just Kidding).

    This restaurant is situated outside of the Cherating area. However, a quick drive will lead you into Terengganu and into the Kemaman area. Should you be on the look out for Chinese food, this is an option. Drive time is approximately 20 or 30 mins from memory. Please check with the locals as I forget.In Chukai, drive around and look for this...

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  • Get Taxed - Go To Chukai (Just Kidding).

    This restaurant is situated outside of the Cherating area. However, a quick drive will lead you into Terengganu and into the Kemaman area. Should you be on the look out for Chinese food, this is an option.In Chukai, drive around and look for this restaurant which is opposite the public car park with a nice view of the bay (I think you could call it...

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Cherating Beach Nightlife

  • Cherating Night Activity

    For those who may be interested to check out the fireflies in the mangrove here is the contact:Encik Hafiz 017 9789 256 or 09 - 5819 126. Encik Hafiz speaks English which helps. I personally did not manage to go to the above trip although we made a booking (no deposit required) as it rained heavily and the trip was canceled. If you cannot locate...

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  • Hip & Happening...

    Besides having a good live band, this is a real good place to hang out, have a good game of pool and chill out the whole night..Drinks are reasonably cheap and the crowd is a fun bunch... No dress code...Dress as u please...: )

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  • Nighttime In Cherating

    Cherating at night is not like what you might think. Among all the chalets and hotels here, the one that provide most happening entertainment is Duyong. Exactly at 12 midnight, there will be a live music. The type of music being performed here is Latin (like Santana), oldies and some Malay songs. Around 1.00 am, the Dee Jay will play remixed R & B...

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Cherating Beach Transportation

  • Driving to Cherating

    If you got your own transportation, it is one of the best ways to explore Malaysia. Going to Cherating from the south (Singapore) can be long. From JB, you need to get to Kota Tinggi first before hitting Trunk Road 3 up north past Mersing, Kuala Rompin, Pekan and Kuantan.A faster way to Kuantan and Cherating from Singapore. A tip from fellow...

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  • East Coast Expressway

    Due to my own time consuming, i drove to there, as what i commonly done before. it is my first driving by own to Kuatan. It is not so difficult to find the way to Cherating. U just need start from Karak point and exit at the last point (at least at this moment, seen Kuala Terengganu part still in processing.). Then, u will see a sign board like...

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Cherating Beach Shopping

  • Tasty Keropok Lekor, Satar n Otak-otak

    This is a very plain looking stall by the road. Infact there're many other stalls selling almost the same thing as this one but it has all that 3 must eat food when you're in the east-coast: keropok lekor, satar n otak-otak. All made from fish, cook n taste differently. Most of the stuff is sold at RM1.00 for 4 pieces.

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  • Nice T-shirts n other art stuff

    If you're looking for t-shirts to take home as souvenirs, should really check out this place. The shop offers many designs of t-shirts. You can choose either the low quality t-shirt containing 50% polyester n 50% cotton or the high quality t-shirt with 100% cotton. The prices vary from sizes, the smaller you are...the cheaper it'll be n the other...

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Cherating Beach Warnings and Dangers

  • No banks in Cherating

    When going to Cherating, please keep in mind that there aren't any banks or any ATMs there. Of course you always can take the bus to the nearest town (which isn't too far away).According to the LP you also can exchange traveller's cheques and cash at the Travelpost to some unfavourable rates.

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  • Jelly Fish

    yes, is jelly fish...becarefull when u r at the beach...the same thing is to bring the medicine or spray to help it...Just to be aware...anyhow there still a lot people go for the water sport...hehehe

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  • Mosquitos...

    There is kind of mosquitos that bitten affection will cause swollen...for those who is allergic...so be prepare...of course is not poisoning...bring the medicine or anything that can avoid...I got a few also, but is recovered...hehehehe

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Cherating Beach What to Pack

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    by Sweeboon Written Aug 24, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Beach totes!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops and basics. If you can bring some pario or sarung, that would be cooler! Be a hot babe at the beach.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you can't live without make-up, try to get some light make-up sets. Lotions are v. important, and not forgetting sun-block.

    Photo Equipment: A digital cam will do.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bikini!

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Cherating Beach Off The Beaten Path

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    ~Feel it~

    by shirbon Written Aug 14, 2004

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    It is totally different life...the life at Cherating is relaxing, not polluted, peace and safe...if u stay there longer, u will know most of them...they are friendly...u can feel it is out of city and does not feel afraid, scary, or fear of something happen...but it could be bored someday if u r used to be a city people...it is depends on u...

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Cherating Beach Sports & Outdoors

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    Wind Surfing...

    by savitha Written Sep 6, 2004

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    Windsurfers from this area are sponsored by Roxy and participate in the annual windsurfers competitions in Sunway...

    Good spot to learn windsurfing...

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Cherating Beach Favorites

  • what ?

    Cherating beach has so many such vegetation growing all over the beach, I am not sure what they are, I temporary call it 'the pineapple look-alike tree'. The size of this fruit is about half a football, quite heavy, and be careful with its leaves.

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  • flowers ?

    Picture is a flower I guess that I found on the Cherating Beach. The beach is so huge, while strolling, I found so many little things to take photos....

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