This quiet, pristine beach with white sand the texture of raw sugar is one of the prettier spots on Penang for the few who make the effort to get here. The beach is backed by a National Service Training Centre for young graduates entering the army.
What to Expect?
Pasir Panjang is a stretch of sandy beach in Balik Pulau, on the southwestern tip of Penang Island, facing the Straits of Malacca. Once Pasir Panjang was just a quiet fishing hamlet, with a handful of fisherman's huts. Today, the huts were gone, taken over by Kem Bina Negara, an outward bound camp.
Despite the fact that the sand on the beach not being fine enough, and that the beach is not very long and wide, it does has an awesome view of the sunset sinking down the horizon. All in all, It is a good place for locals to relax and enjoy the beach away from the crowds on the north coast.
NOTE: Be vigilant if you go into the water – there's a heavy undertow. It's located 12km southwest of Balik Pulau. While there are visitors who swim in the sea, we do not recommend this during strong current or if you are with family with kids.
Ian Chan3 months ago
Beautiful beach! But not suitable for the elderly. Incomplete stairs leading to rocks beneath.
RaplaZ _94 months ago
Great place to chill on a weekday as the crowd is pretty intense during weekends. Untouched beachfront with trees providing welcome shade in a few spots. Only downside is the road leading in, which is narrow and not user friendly especially at peak hours.
Patrick Holst Jervild4 months ago
Regards to water quality this is one of the absolute best beaches on the island of Penang!
We saw big groups of people who just left their trash even though there was a trash bin just a few meters away. Please don’t leave plastic and other rubbish at the beach!??
Rafidah AbdulAziz5 months ago
Long Sand Beach is one of the beautiful beaches located in Penang State, Malaysia. Beaches are calm and its seem to be a good fishing spot. It is a suitable place for hideouts from the hectic environments.
You can also enjoy watching the sunset in evening.
Katie Quinn6 months ago
This beach would be great but people just leave their litter everywhere rather than taking it to the bin. The beach is covered in plastic and rubbish- plastic bags, forks and spoons, takeaway cartons, bottles, cups and even dirty nappies. This is the amount of rubbish we collected from just a small section of the beach. The majority of it is not brought in by the tide, it has been left there. Shame on the people who come here and think it’s okay to dump rubbish in a natural area.
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