The beaches of Pangkor Island

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Beach at Teluk Nipah


On Pangkor Island, there are 2 beaches here that are famous for swimming - Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah.

Pasir Bogak is a 10 minute drive from the jetty . At Pasir Bogak, you’ll find several sea food restaurants - the butter prawns are to die for and the prices are quite reasonable. There are also several  2 star hotels  and apartments here; some very much in need of refurbishment unfortunately. They must have been built in the 1980's and had seen better days.

You’ll also find stalls selling roasted buttered corn, coconut juice and dried squid. Its nice to be on the beach and snack on these!

Personally though I find Telok Nipah, about 3 kilometers from here, to be a cleaner beach, maybe because its slightly further away and has less hotels.

A Pangkor Island sunset

 The activities here are aplenty and I find the water here calmer and the beach more secluded. Telok Nipah is near two small uninhabited islands called Pulau Giam and Pulau Mentagor .People do snorkel here though the fish life here is not outstanding like Redang’s.

The accommodation here is mostly for budget travelers though (from A frame chalets to accommodation for large familes) and prices are very reasonable. Unfortunately the food here is very disappointing - not as good as that at Pasir Bogak. Honestly, i've been so disappointed many times with the food sold here - too spicy and oily, even a local like me can't get used to it. Just be very cautious if you want to eat at the stalls along the main road - its better to eat at the cafes which are part of chalets or hotels. Nevertheless its all cheap - a plate of fried rice would be  around RM 4 - thats just slightly more than 1.00 USD!

If you are looking for good scuba diving, rent a boat to Pulau Sembilan about 27km south of Pangkor.

Fish we caught - that was our dinner!
I’ve never been there but I heard it’s pretty good.

There is also a large community of hornbills around Teluk Nipah - quite strange looking birds but very outstanding and attractive all the same. Some owners of the chalets feed these birds so it’s quite a sight to see them up close! Late evening is the best time for hornbill feeding.

For beach bunnies, I suggest spending some part of your day on the beach - you'll love the serenity, and looking at the waves is such a calming thing to do!




adrianaaaron says:
Nice :)
Posted on: Feb 18, 2013
nadia6035 says:
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write so thoroughly. I am thinking of going to Pangkor and you're making it so easy for me. Cheers
Posted on: Aug 14, 2010
Koralifix says:
Congrats on being featured today, Nanie! Very well done!
Posted on: Jun 30, 2009
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Beach at Teluk Nipah
Beach at Teluk Nipah
A Pangkor Island sunset
A Pangkor Island sunset
Fish we caught - that was our dinn…
Fish we caught - that was our din…
Hornbills on the telephone line -w…
Hornbills on the telephone line -…
A pretty Malay village house - tha…
A pretty Malay village house - th…
A sting ray caught in the net
A sting ray caught in the net
Hornbill waiting for food.
Hornbill waiting for food.
Pangkor Island
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