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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  • August 15, 2017
    We went by local bus from George Town to the entrance of the Penang National Park. It took about an hour and was very interesting trip. The fare was very cheap. When we arrived we were approached by a...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Monkey Beach (Teluk Duyung) is located in Penang National Park. It’s a beautiful beach which is home to macaques. We paid RM 300 for the return boat ride to Monkey Beach from the hotel. We did ride a ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The beach is lovely when weather is nice, too bad she's beginning to become a bit dirty. However walking in the jungle more or less 1:00 to come on the beach is cool you can see monkey, varant, the Sea Otter, insects. Good Trekking
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  • September 2, 2017
    The beach view is just the same as the one you can find in Batu Feringgi area. Nothing special really. But if you decided to go here, I really recommend that you trek first to get there and order a boat to return to the main entrance. I was expecting for a monkey along the way but I think they're scared of me that nobody showed up even when I arrived at the beach. 😅. Also, please prepare 50rm for one way boat ride. It is better to book from the entrance instead of having it on the beach. BRING YOUR FOOD TOO! Not much of food choices there. Also, There is no place to safely leave your things. So, if you're a solo backpacker, don't bring important stuff.
  • September 1, 2017
    Such a lovely beach! You can head here by trekking through Penang National Park for an hour. Alternatively you can also reach here by the boat. It's a laid back beach with small huts, perfect place to chill and enjoy the sea breeze.
  • September 2, 2017
    Accessible by boat, it's not the cleanest, longest or most beautiful however it is well known to tourists and access is great. Can also hike to get there. Hiking to the lighthouse form the beach is a possibility but during Aug 2017, a landslide felled some trees over the path up to the lighthouse.
  • September 3, 2017
    There no thing special about the monkey beach, and there's no even Monkeys. But we enjoy there. The food there is good in this place as well
  • August 30, 2017
    Nice jungle, nature and monkeys though the food wasn't the best and the flies were way too much and there was no trash cans there were water activities though we didn't ride it. In the jungle we had to walk across broken bridges with trash under them. NOT CLEAN!!

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