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Monkey Beach, Teluk Bahang
(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 were expecting a beach of white sand with transparent water. In fact the water is murky and dirty (many garbage back on the beach at high tide). We saw a little aggressive monkeys and Malaysian occupied to shoot fireworks in all directions without taking any precaution to avoid us while we were trying to swim. We were very afraid.
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  • You can hire longtail boats from the entrance of the national park for 80-100rm. We were lucky enough to have a boat to ourselves both ways - and it was so worth it! The boat ride was nice and windy -...  more »
  • teluk bahang or well known as 'monkey beach'. panorama from up here is so breathtaking. its worth it to go here. nothing much here. theres a lot of stall along the way to teluk bahang. this beach is n...  more »
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  • There are 2 ways to reach the beach; Hire a boat which will take about 10 mins to get there or trek through the dense forest of Taman Negara which covers a distance of about 3.5km one way. Never trek if its a rainy day as every single step is gonna be damn slippery. Wear shoes with good grip, take sufficient water and snacks. Food, water, coconut water and snacks will be available at the end of the journey which is at monkey beach. Enjoy the nature!!!
  • Boat ride is a little overpriced but the chance of maybe seeing dolphins swimming alongside the boat is totally worth the MYR80 for a return trip. A very scenic view. Very clear water with soft white sand welcomes you once you are there although the monkeys can be quite intimidating. Just remeber to not feed them!
  • This is photo take i took a few years ago at Monkey beach, Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia.In this picture is a friend of mine who was swinging beside the low tided beach at 8 am. It was a beautiful scenery .
  • 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!