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Monkey Beach, Teluk Bahang

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Hike or sail to the isolated Monkey Beach to take advantage of its pristine white sands. The beach is named after the crab-eating macaque monkeys that share this area with green turtles, monitor lizards, and flying squirrels. Swim in the calm waters of the bay, relax on the soft sand, and have a picnic under the palm trees. Attracting few visitors, the remote bay is rarely crowded and doesn't feature food stalls and restaurants. Bring your own food and lots of drinking water, especially if you're planning to hike to and from the beach. Plan to visit Monkey Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Teluk Bahang attractions using our Teluk Bahang trip itinerary planner.
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  • My wife and I took our 20month old on the hike to monkey beach! We also went with 2 other families that had children nearly 2yrs and 3yrs old. The 2 under two were in hiking carriers and the 3 yr old ...  more »
  • The 101 bus leaves you at the entrance to the National Park. Catch it from the jetty or Chulia Street; it takes about 60 to 90 minutes for RM4. These busses are modern, clean and wonderfully air condi...  more »
  • this place can be access through boat or you can hike in. prepare enough drinking water. some food sold at the location  more »
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  • Beware of monkeys! Some of them are nice, some - not so... :) It cool place to visit, there is some cafes, camping sites, water sports and other attractions offered by local people. Good for slimming, nice bay, but some jelly fishes may be found further from shore, that should be avoided. Wildlife includes not only monkeys, but snakes, crabs, cats and dogs. Easier to get there by renting boat both ways. Or possible to hike till the bay and get off by boat. Lots of boat offers.
  • This is such a lovely beach! Was walking to reach it (you can also take a boat). It was really challenging to walk! Sometimes needed to climb fallen trees, that were on the way. But it was so much fun and so beautiful! Would not miss it! The whole way one way took around 1,5 hour. But when you reach the monkey beach you can just chill and rest, swim in the ocean, eat some tasty food in a cafe,...
  • It is a nice beach. You can take a boat to reach there or walk for one hour. Beware of monkeys as they grab anything looks like food.
  • Good one. Good for kids. Beach is not good for swimming coz heard from people around there are jelly fish but I dint encounter during my visit. There are few sports. I took boat to and fro to monkey beach. Some ppl trek to beach one side and take boat service while coming back.
  • Great trek through the jungle to get to monkey beach. I highly recommend staying a night or two, camping on the beach, you won't regret it!