- About Penang
- Penang History
- Penang Facts
- Francis Light
- Fort Cornwallis
- Penang Video Tour
- Getting There
- Penang Food
- Places of Worship/Temple
- Old Buildings & Monuments
- Parks and Hills
- New Development & Others
- Penang Festivals
- Contact Us
Penang Video Tour
My 2nd Home
My SBI Story
Comes holiday, there is nothing better
than relaxing on a white sandy beach,
with the sun rays beating down on
you as you listen to the sound of
endless ocean waves lapping on the
And to experience this at the tropical paradise of Pasir Panjang beach is indeed, an unforgettable moments.
Pasir Panjang is locates on the southwestern tip of Penang Island. Not much people know about this tiny place, which simply means; Peace and Privacy.
Under the management of Kem Bina Negara (Government training centre for personal
development), the secluded and unspoilt beach is an ideal place for picnickers and anglers.
Jungle trekking remains one of the favorite way to get to the beach. There are many well-trodden paths leading off to the coast (favorite place for fishing) as well as some winding hills that lead all the way to the beach. Your trails will start at Gertak Sanggul Village, which also has its own attractive setting of a sandy beach with swaying palm trees. This village final stopping point for buses coming down from Georgetown.
The jungle trail to Pasir Panjang is isolated and beautiful, offering wide range of spectacular views and seascapes. It has gentle gradients and ambles through the orchards and rubber estates which border the coastline. There is an uninterrupted view of the Straits of Malacca to the left and accompany by the chirping of birds along many stretches.
Walking non stop for about one hour, you should be able to see a junction that will lead you to a jeep trail. The jeep trail will brings you all the way to Pasir Panjang beach. Total distance from Gertak Sanggul Village to Pasir Panjang is about 6.1 km, a 2 hours journey. One hour if you are a fast and experience jungle explorer.
During trekking, you might encounter some trail confusion caused by dotted hut and sheds belonging to owners of orchards and rubber estates. But if you just follow the trail closest to the coastline, you should be able to find your way to the beach.
Pasir Panjang beach is beautiful and many picnickers come here to swim at the pristine blue sea, to relaks along the white sandy beaches and to rejuvenate. After you have rested and enjoyed the scenery, there is a choice of either returning the same way or continuing on to Pulau Betong village. This takes about half an hour of leisurely walking along the beach and on the tarmac road.
Whatever it is, the choice is yours.
Enjoy and have fun!