Bukit Kluang Beach
Bukit Kluang Beach
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Big Asian Choice
By Big Asian Choice
Hike Up A Sea Cliff Viewpoint
5.0 of 5 bubblesSept 2019
Bukit Keluang is a hill beside the sea. The silhouette can be seen from Perhentian Islands. Its seafront is a tall cliff, like a wall, with breathtaking view of the surrounding from the top of the hill. It was only around 10-15 min car ride to the south of Kuala Besut. The start of the hike was a fleet of stairs, and then it was soil trail all the way to the top. It was steep at the beginning of the hike and proper shoes were needed for the hike. There were ropes throughout this part of the trail to help the hike. Halfway, the trail became less steep and undulating. At the viewpoint, there was handrails erected to block access to the edge of the cliff and a large wooden shade with many rows of wooden benches, suitable for resting but not for sightseeing, since the bush blocked the view over the edge of the cliff. A few steps further, the bush opened up for a rewarding seafront view of the surrounding coast. Care was needed when approaching the edge of the cliff, which was an almost vertical drop down to the coastline below. There were some wildlife sighted such as squirrel, monitor lizard and colourful birds. Along the trail, especially around the top of the hill, there were several rubbish bin provided and no rubbish was seen strewn along the trail (I was here during a week day in the afternoon). The hike took around 30 min or more, and in my opinion, is one of the best short hikes in Malaysia. At the foothill, there was a toilet and a row of stalls selling foods and drinks. Bukit Keluang Beach was just within a short walking distance, where shades and huts with seats could be found.

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Aufa
Malaysia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Hiking

We took the easiest trail 😅 Took us around 20minutes.

Went there early morning to avoiding the crowd.
Written 22 September 2019
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Big Asian Choice
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Bukit Keluang is a hill beside the sea. The silhouette can be seen from Perhentian Islands. Its seafront is a tall cliff, like a wall, with breathtaking view of the surrounding from the top of the hill. It was only around 10-15 min car ride to the south of Kuala Besut. The start of the hike was a fleet of stairs, and then it was soil trail all the way to the top. It was steep at the beginning of the hike and proper shoes were needed for the hike. There were ropes throughout this part of the trail to help the hike.

Halfway, the trail became less steep and undulating. At the viewpoint, there was handrails erected to block access to the edge of the cliff and a large wooden shade with many rows of wooden benches, suitable for resting but not for sightseeing, since the bush blocked the view over the edge of the cliff. A few steps further, the bush opened up for a rewarding seafront view of the surrounding coast. Care was needed when approaching the edge of the cliff, which was an almost vertical drop down to the coastline below.

There were some wildlife sighted such as squirrel, monitor lizard and colourful birds. Along the trail, especially around the top of the hill, there were several rubbish bin provided and no rubbish was seen strewn along the trail (I was here during a week day in the afternoon). The hike took around 30 min or more, and in my opinion, is one of the best short hikes in Malaysia. At the foothill, there was a toilet and a row of stalls selling foods and drinks. Bukit Keluang Beach was just within a short walking distance, where shades and huts with seats could be found.
Written 19 September 2019
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Bomoh
Mount Gambier, Australia765 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Beautiful natural environment spoiled by Horrid development of the lowest type. Hundreds of low quality food stalls. Like being in a very poor dirty Mid East country.
Written 23 July 2019
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Angad Singh
Hong Kong, China382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Nice beach with pretty good waves. It was pretty empty and clean when we went there. The area gets a bit scary at night though.
Written 25 June 2019
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SITI AISHAH MUHAMAD AMIN
Shah Alam, Malaysia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Bukit Kluang has its own beauty and the view around the beach is just perfect for picnic lovers. Plus, it has a hill nearby to the beach which is just nice for a hiking lovers
Written 28 April 2019
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Najib
Puchong, Malaysia37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
My house is just 5 minutes from this beach. I have visited this beach on numerous occasions. This place is packed with people on Friday and Saturday as these two days are weekends of Terengganu instead of Saturday and Sunday like other states of Malaysia.

Beach is safe to swim but not during the monsoon. Monsoon starts from October until February every year. As it is a muslim country, it is not advisable to swim in bikini.

The main attractions of this beach is Keluang Hill. There are two trails to get up here. Basically it is just one trail but you can start from both end. The first one located near the stalls and the trails starts with stairs. The second starting/exit point is steeper but you can reach the top within 15 minutes (for fit person). It will take around 1 hour to finish from end to end.

The view from the top is beautiful as you can see Pulau Perhentian and also Pulau Rhu. You can also watch sunrise from here.

Parking is not a problem but you might find difficulties to find public transport. A lot of stall selling local food available at the foothill. Toilet is also available.

The hill is open for all as there are no guard/officer man the entrance. Try to get a local tour provide like Jenoba Outdoor to bring you up there so that you can get more knowledge about the hill. And will be safer too.
Written 8 November 2018
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megatshamsulnizam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
- This beautiful long sandy public beach is located about 6 km south of the town of Kuala Besut which is where travellers catch boats to the Perhentian Islands
- It is quite safe to swim here
- The beach is also a popular spot for family outings, picnics and enjoying sunsets
- The Bukit Keluang (Keluang Hill) is famous for its sunrise watching activity which it will take 20-25mins to hike
- Or you may ride a banana boat to nearby island; Pulau Rhu which you can enjoy snorkeling activities
- There are also a few caves that you may want to explore
- There is sufficient n free parking
- It may be crowded during weekend n public holidays
- There are quite a number of food stalls to buy food from
- However, the beach is not clean; there are trash everywhere like plastic bags
- Some facilities is not well maintained and need to upgrade
- A wooden walkway along the cliff edge is totally broken
- Poor toilet condition
Written 8 August 2018
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Loh_EV
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
There's limited information that can be found on this second (easier) trail eg. where exactly is the starting point etc. It's accessible by car. Look out for a big Bukit Keluang signboard and a hut selling food and drinks. The path up the hill is on the right where the ropes are to guide hikers. We look this trail up (~ 25 mins) and down the hill (~ 15 mins).
Written 5 March 2018
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Nur Hazwani H
Sungai Petani25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Bukit Keluang is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Kota Bharu. Here, you can do at least three activities which are hiking, snorkeling and fishing.
1. Hiking
For hiking, the trail is not too hard for a beginner like me. That was my first time hiking in my life. But you need to be extra careful as certain spot is so steep. It took us about only 20 minutes include a few minutes rest (well you know that was my first time hiking). The scenery on the hill was breathtaking!
2. Snorkeling
After hiking (which we finished on the afternoon), me and my friends went to the beach and ride banana boat to Pulau Rhu. At Pulau Rhu, we do snorkeling.
You can snorkeling even if you do not know how to swim. And do not worry as there are 2 workers took care of us when we snorkel. The coral are pretty (but quite dangerous. it is advisable to wear sock to avoid your feet from scratching and bleeding). You can see many aquatic animals there.
3. Fishing
I saw a lot of people fishing at the river that are about to connect with the sea. The place is opposite direction with the beach. The view there also are very nice and the water are so clear!
My advise for those who are planning to come here (based on my experience) are;
1. Please wear a suitable shoes for hiking as it can be very slippery when you want to hike the Bukit Keluang.
2. Bring along a slipper when you walk along the beach or if you want to carry out activities at the beach.
3. Do not forget to bring waterproof camera if you want to snorkel.
My overall experience here are wonderful except for the trash that visitors left everywhere.
Written 10 August 2017
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Abu Bakar
Kuantan, Malaysia207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
The Bukit Keluang (Keluang Hill) is famous for its sunrise watching activity. The trail is quite easy for me. I went over there with my 12 years old son. He is faster than me. haha. just 15 minutes, i reached the top and the view, OMG very beautiful. It is a must try hike for everyone.
Written 13 April 2017
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