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Monkey Beach, Teluk Bahang

Categories: Beaches, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
2.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • We used the HopOn HopOff bus to get to the National Park bus stop, where we hired a boat to take us to Monkey Beach. Only took 12 minutes to get there- great ride. Heavenly little bay with white sand ...  read more »
  • I visited him in 2009 and was much cleaner now. Very bad hygiene unfortunately. Even the sea water they never NET. Eating in the restaurant level there are bad like bytes do not recommend it. If you go to Egypt there don't choose a trip with eating khvaif with you Pocket and sit three hours a lot and come back all in Penang
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  • Did the walk both in and out of the National Park. Found it convenient catching the 101 from Batu Ferringhi, however needed exact change for the bus (we ended up pleading the bus driver to keep the ch...  read more »
  • So much plastic waste. Okay, so to get there you can either walk 1 hour through the jungle, or take a 10 minute boat ride for 80MYR return. (which is a total ripoff if you ask me) The walk is beautiful, but once you get to Monkey beach it opens up to a brutal set of tourists, sea-doo noise, and ATV/4 wheel rentals driving around. The groups there are filthy, and the boats/food stalls take no responsibility for the amount of plastic trash. Was really sad to see, because otherwise, the beach would be beautiful. I would recommend stopping at other beaches in the area instead, or, trying to do a bit of a beach cleanup and ask the boats to take it back to the main port with them. Say "NO" to Single Use Plastic Waste.
  • awesome for hill trekking lovers! around 13km takes to reach monkey beach. sufficient water and fruits should be with you. slippers is best instead of keds, because of muudy roads on way. without taking package you can reach there, at the time of return you may hire 10-25 RM depending your burgain power. cheers!
  • The place is suitable for hiking but less suitable for sea bathing. cleanliness is lacking where there is a lot of garbage littered with discarded
  • We were really sad and disappointed to find out how polluted the treck (otherwise a nice path) and especially the monkey beach area was. There were many parts on the way there, full of litter and one could see the tide bringing out even more. Apart from the rubbish, there were quite a lot of dead fish along the beach! Its a shame to promote a place as a national park and take no meassures to sustain it (except for 'leave nothing that footprints' signs!).
  • It's a great feeling to see the beach after a long hike from the gates at Taman Negara office. It is definitely quiter and cleaner than the more populated beaches in Tj Bungah or Batu Feringhi. The tides can be tricky so be careful. You can also enjoy a short boat ride back to the entrance if you don't want to hike back.
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