Pantai Senok in Bachok, Kelantan is a popular spot among locals. It's well-known for its scenic, with pine trees-lined paths by the seaside. Forestry Department and some relevant parties planted the trees few years back and the trees are all grown matured and tall now. Some people called this Pantai Senok as Malaysia's version "Nami Island" which is located in Korea.
What to Expect?
The pine trees (also known as Casuarina equisetifolia trees), lined up tidily to form a path perfect for picture taking, always excite anyone as soon as they reach Senok Beach. With it being nicknamed “Nami Island of Malaysia’, you can often find people finding great spots along the pine trees to take insta worthy pictures, as well as wedding photo shooting taking place in the area.
The trees do not come naturally. They are planted by Forestry Department and relevant parties a few years back, mainly to prevent coastal erosion and flooding. But now visitors are reaping the reward as the trees are all grown, matured and tall now, forming a scenic view right by the beach and a stunning landscape in Pantai Senok.
Right by the pine trees, there's a small tiny pond. This is the same area where visitors can park their car, making it a nice introduction to the beach.
Not forgetting the sandy beach right by the Pine tree forest, the beach is sandy and generally clean - (it is cleaner now after a major complain in 2018, where the council had taken effort to do a major cleanup).
Visitors can take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the special east coast sea breeze. The beach is a perfect spot for groups and families to have a picnic, take photos, dip their feet in the sea, chill and relax, and stroll along the shore.
Fishing is also a popular seaonal activitiy at the beach, where you can find fishing enthusiast with their fish poles by the shore whole day.
There are not much amenity at this beach. There are no changing room and public toilet and generally lacking the shops for basic beach necessities. However there are eataries and restaurants in the area, so it's easy for visitors to get meals or find a good place to sit down and have a drink.
While you are there, do not forget to check out the smallest lighthouse located on the edge of Senok Beach on the rock embankment. The lighthouse is still well maintained and operational today, also making it an interesting landmark to take photo.
The rock formations extended away from the pine trees and shore are to prevent erosion, visitors can make their careful step on it and sit on the rock to relax and enjoy the sunset. There are also remains of the Japanese landing site bordering Kuala Pak Amat, Sabak.
If you’re looking for a nice beach to visit in Kelanta, Senok Beach is a great choice. Do stop by and spend a couple of hours here!
Wading pools to cool the hot day down
Azli Nuddin2 weeks ago
Beach is clean but not recommended for swimming. Good for relaxing your body and mind.
Aaron Nga month ago
A very nice place ! Quiet ! Suitable for picnic and camping ! Come here to enjoy your day with a nice sea breeze and beautiful trees !
Leh Pinga month ago
Attracted by its resemblance to Korea's Nami Island scenery, we couldn't resist taking a slight detour to this interesting location before reaching Kota Bharu. It proved to be a delightful photo spot, offering picturesque views reminiscent of the famous Nami Island.
EP TANa month ago
This is a nice public beach to go for a relaxing late afternoon. The place reminds me of Nami island...LOL!
Nur Amiza5 months ago
Moderately maintained. I consider the place clean, didn’t much rubbish on the ground. There are a few garbage bins along the beach. Many people are hanging out including families and couples. Nice place to chill, bring your own mat and maybe food and drinks. There was only 1 stall opened when I was there selling keropok and drink. I went on a weekday so there weren’t many people. Not sure on weekends might be more lively
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