Beaches in Penang, Penang

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    The beach at Batu Ferringhi

    by jolou Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Braver than me!!

    The beach looks lovely and makes for some great photos. Unfortunately the sea looks pretty dirty and also I didn't want to risk getting stung by jellyfish. It's the only holiday I've been on where I haven't swum in the sea - it really isn't very appealing. I'd say make sure that your hotel has a good pool that you can use, otherwise spend some time on Langkawi where the water is clearer. I really enjoyed Penang but felt a bit cheated by the beaches seeing as it's sold as being a paradise beach location :o(

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    Beaches along Batu Ferringhi & Teluk Bahang

    by cheekychic Written Oct 30, 2004

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    It's a shame to say that most locals do not frequent the beaches on Penang, there's only a few stretch of public beaches. Most of the beach hotels are built on near the sea, so you can see a lot of tourists on the beaches.

    There's plenty of water activities to do, or just laze around the sand.

    Go further up after Mutiara Hotels to have view of the beautiful Teluk Bahang Dam, it's closed to the public, so can just view from the top of the winding road.

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    Water sports at Batu Ferringhi Beach

    by SLLiew Written Oct 23, 2006

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    Penang most famous beach is along Batu Ferringhi (Portuguese rock in Malay).

    There is a string of hotels like Golden Sands, Rasa Sayang, Holiday Inn, Bayview Beach, etc.

    Beaches are public and so you can just walk in through some of the public access or through one of the hotels. Recommend park free at Golden Sands and walk through.

    Plenty of water sport activities to choose from - sky parachute, jet ski, water ski and sailing. No waves for surfing. Be careful because accidents and fatalities have happened.

    Also horseback riding and foot reflexology massage is abundant.

    If swimming, beware of jelly fish. Ask hotel staff or local before jumping into the open sea.

    Wonderful sunset if you can hang around. Best to stay at one of the hotels, swim in the simming in the pool, laze on a deck and walk along the beach.

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    Batu Ferringhi ....a relaxing place to stay

    by kenyneo Written Mar 8, 2004

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    Beach, sports and bustling night scene

    Well Batu Ferringhi is a stretch of beach located on the northern part of the island and is like 20 kilometres from heart of Georgetown, you can get a bus for around RM 2 or a taxi for RM 20 ( bargain before you go into a taxi/cab) or some hotel do provide shuttle service ( like Rasa Sayang ).

    There is lot of cool hotels along the beach such as Bayview Beach , Rasa Sayang and Golden Sands. Its a recommended place to stay because you get to feel the cool breeze and look at the beautiful sunrise or take a dip in the sea or have morning coffee by the side of a tropical pool ...before you head downtown ....to dive into Georgetown's heritage , culture and vibrance ...and shopping !

    Or you can enjoy lots of water sports like banana boat-riding, jet ski, parasailing, catamaran sailing and so forth ...

    And when you head back to Batu Ferringhi after your walk around Georgetown , a different scene awaits you in Batu Ferringhi ...the streets and surrounding transform into a bright and colourful scene..so many seafood restaurants, stalls, pubs and disco just waiting for you to explore !

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    Teluk Bahang

    by kenyneo Written Mar 8, 2004

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    beautiful view of jetty and boats

    Although Teluk Bahang is a small fishing village area, there are some places of interest where tourist would like to go, eg. Penang Cultural Centre, Butterfly Farm, Teluk Bahang Forest Park and Teluk Bahang Dam.

    The route is a combination of sharp corners and bends, including a narrow hairpin and 3 wide hairpins (if not mistaken). Most sharp corners have two lanes, just enough to let two passenger cars to pass, and many corners are in 90 degrees and very narrow- which means you have to drive through them slow as you make a corner in town area. And then, the bends makeup the exciting part of the route, they test your tire grip and your suspension system. These bends have different length, but most are in 100~300 meters, if you want to pass these bends in the shortest time, a set of good tires and good suspension settings are necessary

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    Picnic at Tanjung Bungah Beaches

    by SLLiew Written Oct 23, 2006

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    Between Gurney Drive and Batu Ferringhi is Tanjung Bungah.

    In Malay, it means "Flower Cape". There are several small sandy beaches like Miami Beach, Moon Light Bay, etc and rocky capes with hotels.

    Popular with locals for fishing off the rocks and family picnic and playing in the sand and sea along the beaches. Caution that the beaches can have submerged rocky and so you might hit one and sink.

    Not safe to walk along the road but some have bicycled from beach to beach.

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    Beach at Batu Ferringhi

    by Ines28 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    Batu Ferringhi

    Batu Ferringhi is where most of the tourist beach hotels are. The beach itself is nice and clean, though swimming is often not recommended because of the many jellyfish. The area itself offers lots of accomodations, from budget to luxury and good cheap food.

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    Batu Ferringhi

    by xxangelxx Written Dec 29, 2004

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    Batu Ferringhi

    This is the best beach in Penang, quite smooth sand especially by the water. You can walk along past lots of hotels with the warm sea lapping at your feet - very relaxing.

    You can also take part in a variety of watersports such as going on a jet-ski.

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    Penang Beach Resorts

    by hundertmorgen Written May 25, 2003

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    The beaches on Penang are nice and really clean, but they don't have the clear water like beaches on the east coast.

    There are accommodations of all price ranges along the coast. All kinds of watersports, as well as excursions to the lonely preceding islands offered.

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    Tourist beach

    by kyoub Written May 21, 2006

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    Tourists

    Batu Ferringhi is named after the first Europeans (tourists) that landed there. This strip of beach is now lined with highrise hotels, shops, and restaurants. Sunbathing and watersports is the main attraction here.

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    Don't Miss the Beaches!

    by longsanborn Written Jan 13, 2007

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    The famous beaches of Penang include Tanjung Bunga, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang and they all offer scenic delights of a tropical island paradise.

    Along the north-western coastline, on the opposite side of the island from Georgetown, lie some of the finest and least known beaches on the island. Sparkling sea, powdery white sand, and sunlight filtering through coconut groves awaits those who are willing to hike the jungle paths that are the beaches' only access. The effort is more than worthwhile.

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    Parasailing

    by sheliadecastro Written Nov 2, 2006

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    Parasailing at Ferringhi Beach

    Head to the Feringhi Beach to try out the parasailing, a must try, a real breathtaking view and exciting experience...I didnt dare to try out but friend of mine did, before the parasailing you will be brief about the safety, takeoff & landing techniques. Please listen carefully for everything the operator said coz some customers land on the tree!!
    You will have a chance to see lot of jelly fish from top.

    It cost around RM60/person for a longer trip and RM 50/person for a shorter trip. You can have a companion with you during this trip and it will cost double.

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    Batu Ferringi Beach

    by Swwaattcchh Written Nov 5, 2005

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    My first time on a horse!

    The beach is nice.
    Water sports are cheaper than anywhere I've been to.
    Parasailing is only for RM35!

    There are a few water sports operators along the beach, so look around and compare prices before paying.

    Horse riding is also available for as cheap as RM30 or RM80, depending on which operator you go to.

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    Batu Ferringhi

    by tim07 Updated Jan 31, 2010

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    My hotel was situated here. It's the most popular beach destination for both locals & tourists on the island. The stretch of beach is lined with many hotels & resorts, these offer various water sports, leisure and shopping activities. Even though the area was well developed, it was still possible to find quiet secluded areas of beach.

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    The parasut sailing

    by DaHongHua Written Dec 21, 2012

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    There are many type of motorise water sport activities at Penang beaches.
    To name them are water scooter, banana boat pull by the other boat, the parasut sailing.
    The operators would always give the safety briefing before a tourist actually start the game.
    Those who are healthy and brave can play the games.

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