Tourists visiting the Malaysian town of Sitiawan should be aware that the region is not all that well-developed in tourism. There are a few Sitiawan beaches in the area, but these aren’t very close.
Teluk Batik Beach
This is one of the most well-known beaches close to Sitiawan and is located toward the west coast of Perak state. The beach is accessible by roadways and takes about an hour and a half from Sitiawan. Here tourists will find golden sands and clean waters which are ideal for a swim. Boats, chairs and tire tubes are some of the facilities tourists can rent on the beach. There are also souvenir shops, bars, restaurants and resorts offering good accommodations. Tourists who want to hire a car and drive themselves to the beach should remember to take the road through Lumut to get to Teluk Batik Beach.
Teluk Rubiah Beach
If you are looking for something more private, TelukRubiah is a better beach to visit. This is a private beach, close to the Teluk Beach and Golf Resort. It is rather quiet and is perfect if you want some peace and serenity. It has fine sand and calm waters where visitors can take a refreshing swim. Visitors can also go kayaking at the beach if they want to explore the waters. Besides this, there are other activities tourists can engage in at the resort. This includes golfing and hiking the nearby jungle trails. The journey from Sitiawan is an hour or so and tourists will have to take the road to Seri Manjung to get to this beach.
Teluk Senangin Beach
Located close to Damai Laut Swiss Garden Resort, this is one of the least crowded beaches near Sitiawan. This is mainly because TelukSenangin Beach is fairly underdeveloped, compared to most of the other beaches. However, it is perfect if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet. Soft white sand and blue waters make the beach perfect for relaxation. However, tourists will not find international standard accommodation here. There are just a few motels and chalets which offer average service.
If traveling isn’t a problem for you, then making a trip to the tiny island of Pulau Pangkor is a good idea. You can take a speed boat from the Lumut Jetty which reaches the island in about 40 minutes. Long stretches of golden sand beaches await visitors here. Some of the popular beaches on the island are Pantai Puteri Dewi, Pansir Bogak Beach and Teluk Nipah. You will also find a number of hotels, motels and chalets to cater to accommodation requirements along the beach front. Besides the beaches, there is also a 300-year-old Dutch fort and golf courses on the island.