Best Malaysia Beaches Near Kuala Lumpur for Perfect Beach Holidays

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Beach holidays in Malaysian Kuala Lumpur are of interest to many. But, coming to this metropolis, you need to set yourself up to see the sights of the city or focus on immersing yourself in the nightlife of Kuala Lumpur . After all, the capital of Malaysia itself is remote from the sea coast; the closest accesses to the ocean are mainly ports. To get to the resort areas, you have to spend several hours.

However, there are those travelers who decide on such an adventure. For example, those who come to Kuala Lumpur on a business trip, who want to visit at least a day on the Malaysian sea.

Here is the list of best beaches near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; keep reading this ultimate first timers guide to learn more about cool places to visit for great beach vacation.

Beaches near Kuala Lumpur

Port Dickson and the Blue Lagoon

Port Dickson is located 20 km from Kuala Lumpur. However, the beaches are not located in Port Dickson itself, as many mistakenly believe, but in the Blue Lagoon. It is located near the village. According to tourists, there is no beach holiday in Port Dickson. The Blue Lagoon is located 15 km from it – this distance is overcome by public transport or by car.

In the photo of this place, you can see that Laguna lives up to its name. This is an azure shallow coast with beautiful nature, where vacationers with small children like to visit.

Blue Lagoon beach near Kuala Lumpur

Pangkor Island

It is believed that the best place for a beach holiday near Kuala Lumpur is Pangkor Island. Its distance from the capital is 200 km to the north. It cannot be said that it is very close to the city; however, if there are no options, then it is better to choose this option for a beach holiday.

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Pangkor is a small island with an area of only 8 km2 . However, despite its small size, it can compete with other paradise islands in Malaysia. Pangkor is famous for its wild natural beauty, as well as the special atmosphere of Malaysian life. The island is mostly covered with jungle thickets; only on the ocean coast are small fishing villages.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Pankgor

Pangkor is located 2 km from the mainland. It can only be reached by ferry. So how do you get to its beaches from Kuala Lumpur? First you need to get to Lumut: this is the station from which ferries leave for the island. In Kuala Lumpur, you need to take a bus that leaves from the bus station called “Terminal Bersepadu Selatan”. It is located at the metro station called BDR Tasek Selatan.

Beach on Pankgor Island near Kuala Lumpur

Remote beach resorts

penang island

As you can see, the beaches near Kuala Lumpur are completely absent. In addition to Pangkor, some guests of the capital prefer to go to the island of Penang . Here you can no longer torment yourself with a long land road, and take an airplane flight. About 20 flights fly daily from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. The flight will take about 1 hour. By the way, if you buy a ticket in advance, you can save a lot: some travelers manage to get a ticket for only 7-10 dollars.

But there is an option to get to Penang by bus. Travel time will be about 5-6 hours. The ticket price is about 10 dollars.

The island itself is famous for its lively nightlife and picturesque sandy beaches. Some of the most popular beaches in Penang are Ferringhi Beach, Teluk Bahang, and Tanjung Bungah.

Penang beach from Kuala Lumpur

Langkawi island

Another option for a beach holiday for those who are in Kuala Lumpur. Langkawi is located even north of Penang. The resort is famous for its white sand, the purest sea water and good service. The beaches of Langkawi are comfortable and clean. Here you can find secluded corners and busy tourist coasts.

You can get to Langkawi Island from Kuala Lumpur by land transport and ferry; as well as by plane. The ticket price will be about 100 ringgit.

The listed resorts are good as independent rest. Nevertheless, experienced travelers recommend Kuala Lumpur guests not to waste time and energy on a long journey to distant beaches. And if you want to freshen up, you can visit the city water park. For example, popular in Kuala Lumpur Sunway lagoon.

Langkawi beach in Malaysia


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