Authentically attractive, majestically appealing and picturesque are the right words to define the ethereal beauty of Langkawi beaches. White sands and blue lagoons await visitors to explore the sprinkled gorgeousness in Langkawi. Langkawi has one of the most beautiful beaches and offers picturesque views of sunsets.
Being the busiest of all beaches in Langkawi, Pantai Cenang is an ideal holiday destination for families and even kids. Soak in the sun at the beach or enjoy delectable dishes at restaurants or enjoy the underwater world with kids, this beach has it all.
Standing as the best shoreline of Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu Beach proffers secluded atmosphere with crystal clear water and powdered sand. One feels really relaxing on visiting this beach.
Lying 12kn north to the Pantai Cenang Beach, Pantai Kok Beach is deal for peace lovers. Adding to its beauty are verdant jungles, quaint atmosphere and exotic sceneries. It is considered a stupendously fantabulous place to visit.
Pantai Cenang Beach
Pantai Cenang Beach is said to be the busiest beach town on Langkawi Island. It has a range of cafes and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops, and duty-free outlets placed significantly along the picturesque beach strip. Ideal for the locals, expats, backpackers as well as the foreign tourists since there are a number of budget hotels, high end resorts and chalets along with magnificent views of the Andaman Sea
Location: The beach is just a 10-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.
Highlights: Pantai Cenang Beach is an exceptionally popular holiday destination for families. It has some of the best kid-friendly attractions such as Underwater World Langkawi, Rice Garden Museum, and Kiki Club at Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa. Courtesy its clear waters as well as the white sands, the beach is also a great place for sunbathing. You can also practice water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.
Best Time: Open daily
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach has one of the Langkawi’s best shorelines. Water at this beach is just as clear as crystal and the sand is powder-fine. The entire area is secluded and the atmosphere here is silent and peaceful.
Highlights: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is bordered by the limestone crags making it gorgeously breathtaking. It might be very hot in some of the areas of Langkawi however the air around this beach is clean, cool and crisp. There are some roadside stalls here that sell Langkawi’s local favourite, mee gulung. The place has really clean roads around.
Location: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is situated just beyond the Pantai Pasir Hitam. Driving past the beach you’ll come across a dense corridor of jungle.
Best Time: The Tanjung Rhu Beach is open daily so one can visit the beach at any time of the month.
Pantai Tengah Beach
The Pantai Tengah Beach is the longest stretch of the beach in the Langkawi. Popular amoungst the young families, the beach has a few basic chalets as well as a few big all-inclusive resorts.
Location: Pantai Tengah Beach is located just near the southern road bend of Pantai Cenang. It is believed to be the continuation of the much popular Pantai Cenang.
Highlights: If the truth be told, there is not much of sightseeing here but that of course is a case with most of the islands here in Langkawi. Despite that, it is a great place to unwind and relax. Spas are in abundance here and you can actually find a tour operator who’ll guide you across the island. Shopping outlets may be sparse but the nightlife scene is something that speaks of the vibrancy of the place.
Best Time: Open daily but definitely a must visit during the night hours.
Pantai Kok Beach
Pantai Kok Beach is a home to some of the most high end and upscale resorts such as the Sheraton and Tanjung Sanctuary. Beautiful with clear waters and clean sands it is definitely a great tourist attraction. It is peaceful and calm, making it a popular spot for young couples.
Highlights: Lined with an exquisite modern marina it is further surrounded by verdant jungle and the front of it is a beautiful bay surrounded by limestone hills. It is a home to a string of shops, restaurants and bars. Besides this, there is a post office, petrol station and a bank for your easy access. Besides this, there are several other recreational attractions such as the cable-car ride to the peak of Mat Cincang Mountain and the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.
Location: Situated on the western part of the island it is about 12km north of Pantai Cenang.
Best Time: Those who enjoy quieter holiday destination, this is the place to be. Open Daily.
Datai Langkawi houses some of the Langkawi Island’s most swanky and exquisite resorts i.e. The Datai and The Andaman. If you are staying here during your trip to Langkawi, there is no other place to visit besides this.
Location: Located at the Datai area at the north western end of Langkawi, you can reach here via a taxi or a rental car along the road Jalan Datai (#161). From the Pantai Cenang, it is about a 45 minutes drive to reach the Datai beach.
Highlights: True that there are not too many tourist attractions in this quarter of Langkawi Island however, you can make your way to the Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum and the Langkawi Crocodile Farm that are definitely in the close proximity to the Datai Bay. You can also reach these attractions from Kuah and Pantai Kok. Several European visitors can be found here who visit the beach that brings forth breathtaking views.
Tengkorak Beach is one of the most secluded and definitely a very beautiful beach in the Langkawi. It has just about everything for the beach lovers and is a favorite of locals here. From the crystal clear waters to the soft white sands and forested trees, you get everything here.
Location: Situated in the Datai area, the Tengkorak Beach is easily accessible from the road Jalan Datai (Rd #161) in northern Langkawi. This road will go all the way to the Datai Resort. You can easily get a taxi to help you reach the place. About 3 km from the Crocodile Farm, it is located just before Andaman Resort.
Highlights: It is one of the few beaches in Langkawi that has shower rooms and toilets. You can also find picnic tables in the park land and there are shaded gazebos along the beach.
Price: Entry to the beach is absolutely free
Best Time: Being a public beach, it is open 24 hours a day.
Black Sand Beach
Black Sand Beach is also known as the Pantai Pasir Hitam. In Malay, Pantai stands for beach, Pasir means the sand and Hitam stands for black, hence the name. There are several stories explaining the blackness of the sand. Swimming or sunbathing is not recommended here.
Highlights: The beach has small stalls and shops that are run by the local women. These women sell the local dress materials, clothes and accessories. Ideal for fishing, the beach was popular as a fishing village.
Location: Located on the Jalan Teluk Yu road the Black Sand Beach is present on the northern shoreline of Langkawi. About 20kms from Kuah Town it is situated in close proximity to the Shark Bay Beach.
Price: Entry is free
Best Time: Open 24 hours, Black Sand Beach can be visited at any hour of the day. Take note that the stalls and the shops here usually close by sunset.