Sunday, March 09, 2014
A hotspot among locals for its accessibility, this beach comes to life during weekends when people of all ages engage in various beach activities. A family picnic under the shades, a stroll on the beach, playing some beach games or just enjoying the cooling sea breeze are among the activities indulged. There are food stalls selling fresh seafood products, local delicacies and refreshing coconut drinks. Greeted with a turquoise-blue waters and sandy beaches with the islands of Pulau Tenggol and Pulau Nyireh can be seen in the distance, famous for its dive sites. Pulau Tenggol is within one of the whale sharks migratory route, which is eagerly anticipated by divers.
How To Get Here
Dungun town is approximately 78 km south of Kuala Terengganu. Reachable through Jalan Seberang Pintasan, follow the new bridge over Sungai Dungun and look out for signage to Pantai Peranginan Teluk Bidara.
Bus services are available in most major towns and cities in Peninsular Malaysia. Pick the nearest destination to Dungun. The bus ride will be between 4 1/2 hours to 6 hours, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Taxis are available at Dungun Taxi Terminal. Local bus plies regular service from Kuantan, Chukai, Kerteh, Kijal, Paka and Dungun.
There are daily direct flights by Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. Taxi and car rental services are available at the airport and the ride to Dungun takes around 1 ½ hours driving.
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