Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pantai Kerachut

Scenic Kerachut Beach

There are many secrets of Penang. Unlike the famed beaches of Batu Feringghi & Teluk Bahang, which have been pretty commercialized, there are many virgin beaches around.

Pantai Kerachut would be one of them. You will have to trek your way there or take a boat.

Get started at Taman Negara at Teluk Bahang. From this entrance point, you can trek towards a couple of places, including Monkey Beach and Pantai Kerachut.

You'll have to trek thru a footway made thru the forest. Trekking takes around 1 hour 30mins on a medium to slow pace. Difficulty level would be nice for beginners to intermediate. Unless you're fit, just take a leisurely walk rather then to run all the way. Well it IS a scenic walk, and you're going there for the nature.

We nearly missed the final left turning into Pantai Kerachut. Arriving at the beach, there is a small bridge to walk over the Merimetic Lake, was dried out. Interestingly this lake comes to 'life' when there is high tide.

Greeted by a fabulous viewA nice safe area seems to have naturally developed for children to play in, if you look closely in the above picture.
If you climb up the 'cliff' on the right side, a pretty nice viewing and photo spot.

The beach is serene, white un-polluted sand. The sound of the waves goes on uninterrupted.
Nice feel of the white pure sand.

Some shade to enjoy the view and not get burned.

Mini durians? :p

A 360' view of from the beach.

Beware; swimming in the sea water is not encouraged here due to possible jelly fish sting.

Contact info (for more info, for activities, camping request etc)
Penang National Park
Jalan Hassan Abbas
11050 Teluk Bahang
Pulau Pinang
Tel : +604-8813530 / 8813500
Fax : +604-8812016

Summary : This answers the question where would I go for a nice scenic jungle walk/trek and then enjoy a beautiful sandy beach.

1 comments: said...

very beatiful beach, let's share info about beatiful beach.


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