Friday, March 07, 2014
Pantai Air Tawar in Kuala Besut is a pristine and scenic beach overlooking Pulau Perhentian. This beach is ideal for family and group outings. Ample parking spaces, recreational facilities, resting areas, toilets are conveniently located. Visitors can just sit under the shades of coconut trees lulled by the soothing sea breeze while enjoying fresh coconut drink and sumptuous fried seafoods from food stalls nearby. Watch kite flying during windy days or watch local kids playing with the tides.
The Air Tawar Beach of Teluk Air Tawar is located near Kuala Besut.
From Kuala Lumpur, take the East Coast Highway heading towards Kuala Terengganu. From Kuala Terengganu, head further north towards Kota Bharu. The beach is located in Kuala Besut, where the jetty terminal to Pulau Perhentian is located.
If travelling from Kota Bharu, take the trunk road south towards Kuala Terengganu and upon reaching Jerteh town in Besut, take the left exit to Kuala Besut. If using the coastal road from Bachok in Kelantan, it will bypass Pantai Tok Bali bordering Terengganu. The beach is across Besut River after reaching Kuala Besut Jetty.
Coach to Besut is available from most major cities and towns within Peninsular Malaysia. The express coach travels direct to Jerteh town with connecting taxi service available at the bus terminal. There are local bus service that plies daily to Kuala Besut from Kuala Terengganu.
There are daily flights to Kuala Terengganu by either Malaysia Airlines, Firefly or Air Asia from either Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. From the airport, there are taxi service as well as car hire agencies available at Arrival Hall.
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