Tanjung Aru Beach
Tanjung Aru Beach
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Elisha A
    Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sunset and snack food
    We went there specifically to see the beautiful sunset. It did not disappoint. It was beautiful just as all the photos others have taken. The street food there was of course tourist priced but not too bad. There was a lot people there during sunset and often the traffic is slow. So plan ahead to reach early to catch the setting sun and get Grab ride to leave. Grab rides are so easily available in KK and the locals give good advice on where to eat.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Anand1351
    Singapore, Singapore3,671 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach
    Superb beach , excellent natural backdrop of KK islands , you may see many water activities going on here. When we went there , probably 2-3 tourist around 10.30am. Clear sand, walk barefoot and your feet will have massage. Water is clear.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Eliana P
    27 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boring Beach, Fun Night Market
    Tanjung Aru beach disappointed. We were told that you get the best sunset photos from here, but the night was overcast and there were too many people on the beach! Just inland from the beach is the Night Market, which was lots of fun. It had great food options - Malay cuisines, cold drinks, fruits, ice cream - all were delicious and well priced! If in KK, visit the night market but remember to negotiate if you are buying items (not food).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Farizan25
    Singapore, Singapore303 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sun Tanjung Aru
    The mesmerising view of the sun is beyond words. Even though we have been to many parts of the world, to each beauty, its own. The clear sea brings out the captivating colours and feel of nature. Come and feel the ambience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,396 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reputed to have the greatest sunset on earth.
    We visited briefly during the heat and high humidity of the day, very few people present, looked like a few local children playing and enjoying some beach snacks. One was vainly trying to fly his kite with not a whisper of wind. The main attractions are nearby. Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, the Golf Club, the Yacht Club, State Library and Perdana Park. I can only rate my visit as 3*, back on the high seas for sunset and it was a sight with the sun sinking like a flaming golden disc.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary12,474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunsets 🌅 time
    Original plan was sunset on the beach but there were clouds and few drops or rain 🌧️ it should be great if it is clean sky. Many people, tourists, students, parents with kids, stroking on the beach or sitting and enjoying local specialities. Parking place available but really full when leaving
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 February 2024
  • tonimcallen
    Fremantle, Australia55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Peaceful Vibe
    We went solely for the sunset and it did not disappoint. The area is attractive with the islands as a backdrop and the lovely casuarina trees. It has a peaceful vibe, a relaxing place to watch the sun go down. There are also plenty of eating options around. We did not swim or engage in water sports so can't comment on those aspects.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
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Eliana P
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Tanjung Aru beach disappointed. We were told that you get the best sunset photos from here, but the night was overcast and there were too many people on the beach!

Just inland from the beach is the Night Market, which was lots of fun. It had great food options - Malay cuisines, cold drinks, fruits, ice cream - all were delicious and well priced! If in KK, visit the night market but remember to negotiate if you are buying items (not food).
Written 24 September 2023
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nik m
Swansea County, UK58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Came here one day expecting something special as the beach is mentioned in lots of publications. Believe me, it is very average. Lots of rubbish scattered everywhere, walkways in a terrible state and beach itself dirty. It maybe a good spot to watch the sunset, but the sunset can be seen from everywhere. Only stayed about 15 mins and left. Very disappointed with the amount of rubbish everywhere in Kota Kinabalu, disgusting the way the city is usd as a trash can.
Written 17 March 2020
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,323 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This beach is mainly clean, gently shelving and has some shade under palm trees. There is free car parking and a chaotic local market selling snacks and drinks nearby at the 'First Beach entrance'. It is probably the best beach near to Kota Kinabalu - although the islands off shore are much nicer. The sunset is certainly worth waiting for and surprisingly the place was busier at sunset than during the afternoon. One point of interest, I photographed a Black Hornbill in the trees - do keep watch for them!
Written 22 March 2020
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Original plan was sunset on the beach but there were clouds and few drops or rain 🌧️ it should be great if it is clean sky. Many people, tourists, students, parents with kids, stroking on the beach or sitting and enjoying local specialities. Parking place available but really full when leaving
Written 9 February 2024
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Elisha A
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We went there specifically to see the beautiful sunset. It did not disappoint. It was beautiful just as all the photos others have taken. The street food there was of course tourist priced but not too bad. There was a lot people there during sunset and often the traffic is slow. So plan ahead to reach early to catch the setting sun and get Grab ride to leave. Grab rides are so easily available in KK and the locals give good advice on where to eat.
Written 10 August 2023
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Barbara É
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Just don't visit Kota Kinabalu at all. This city and also Tanjung Aru beach is full with rubbish. The ocean is full with plastic waste, no sidewalks, it is extremly hard to cross the roads as pedestrian because of the lack of the lamps. The smell in the entire city is disgusting, we almost vomited.
Written 22 May 2023
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Cheeps21
Singapore, Singapore442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
You don’t need to go to Shangrila sunset bar to see the magnificent KK’a sunset, just take a stroll along Tanjong Aru beach.

We went during low tide where the sea water is a good 30-40m down the beach. It leaves us with a lot of strolling space and to see the tiny crab scuttle back into their holes as we approach.

We started near the food stalls north of Prince Phillips park and walked north towards Shangrila and took a Grab from DBKK carpark.

Lovely evening stroll in the sunset.
Written 15 June 2022
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JDAL18
Newry, UK74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Visited here with my fiance. Has the potential to be a really nice beach but it absolutely baffles me how in 2023 people are still littering. The beach is covered in bottles, used cups, straws, polystyrene boxes from food and much more. It would be good for local officials to organise a clean up or put more signage/fines for people littering. My fiance cleaned up the small area we were sitting beside. See pictures of what came from a very small area.
Written 1 September 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,396 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited briefly during the heat and high humidity of the day, very few people present, looked like a few local children playing and enjoying some beach snacks. One was vainly trying to fly his kite with not a whisper of wind. The main attractions are nearby. Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, the Golf Club, the Yacht Club, State Library and Perdana Park. I can only rate my visit as 3*, back on the high seas for sunset and it was a sight with the sun sinking like a flaming golden disc.
Written 22 December 2023
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Jeffkhs
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Go there if only for the magnificent sunset. The beach itself is not clean. Rubbish can be seen scattered. Except for the main beach, the rest of the area is not well maintained. The authorities should do something about this given that this is a tourist attraction.
Written 22 July 2022
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