PENANG BEACH AND NATIONAL PARK
A visit to
Penang island is not complete if you don't visit the nice sandy
beaches in the northern coast. Driving a car from the city to the beach
takes only about 30 minutes.
The northern shoreline stretches along Tanjung Bungah, Batu
Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang, the sandy beach interspersed with cove
hidden by surrounding granite rocks and clean patches of water.
Holiday resorts and hotels of international standard and service
apartments have mushroomed along these famous shorelines. Facilities
for recreation and rejuvenating such as water sports, horse riding,
reflexology massage, suntan, fishing, cycling, SPA are all available
to meet your holiday expectations.
Besides local hawker food, you too can get varieties of
international cuisine food at the hotel restaurants. Nightlife
entertainment is one of the indoor facilities at the hotels. For
outdoor, you can get the fun of shopping for niche market items and
local souvenirs at the night market stalls. The stalls lined
up along the road from the hotel regions in Batu Ferringhi to Teluk
Bahang, starting from sunset, around 7.00 pm to 1.00am every day.
Here you may be able to find some good paintings, handicrafts and
batik works. Don't be afraid to exercise your bargaining
skills if you think the price is too high.
The beach at Teluk Bahang is a popular picnic site specially
preferred by the locals due to the scenic surroundings. It is most
crowded when the annual
Penang International Dragon Boat Festival
race is held here.
Penang National Park being located within the surroundings of Teluk
Bahang, provides 250 metres rainforest trails for nature lovers to
explore. The beaches of Teluk Duyung, Muka Head and Pantai Keranchut
are the attractions of the park. It's also
a frequent nesting area where turtles come offshore to lay eggs,
especially at Pantai Keranchut.
Visitors come to Batu Ferringhi for retreat and enjoy chilling over a glass of
fresh local fruit juice by the beach of
the hotels for a cooling and relaxing effect.
Penang Beach is indeed an ideal choice of destination for a holiday getaway
where both the city and the beach is amazingly so close.