Kerachut Beach

Kerachut Beach, Teluk Bahang: Address, Kerachut Beach Reviews: 4/5

Kerachut Beach

41 reviews
Very good

Ng Kherh Xing@SEU338E
114 contributions
Aug 2019
This place is very suitable for hiking and people can also enjoy the nature during weekend. The beach and sea water is clean and clear!! It is worth to be there even hiking is very tired for me. I took around 2 hours to be there but this varies to people!
Written 13 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
Oct 2019
This is my first time hiking in Penang. It is a wonderful hiking experience for me because I went there for my university club's team building.
It took about 2 hours for us to reach Kerachut Beach by hiking from the National Park Entrance. There is also another way to Kerachut Beach which is riding the boat.
There are monkeys who act like the guardian of the hill. You may see them at the entrance. There is also Turtle Hatchery at Kerachut Beach. I recommend to visit between September to February for the turtle nesting season.
I have been there for almost 3 hours and I felt that it is worth as a good idea for a team buliding trip.
What are you waiting for? You should visit Kerachut Beach when you have some free time or having a team building trip.
Written 13 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelantan, Malaysia50 contributions
Apr 2019
This is my first time hiking in my life. It is a very valuable experience even though it is tiring but its worth it. Im really enjoy even though its not an easy track. I went there for my university club's team building so it was a great idea to build a great teamwork with each other until we reached at kerachut beach. It took us around 2hours from National Park Entrance to Kerachut Beach, we saw some strange trees and insects along the way that we've never seen before . We also went to turtle hatchery and sanctuary centre, its free entrance !! We went back to National Park Entrance by boat because we want to enjoy the beautiful view of the sea, and I'll make sure this isn't the last time I'll come here :)
Written 30 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Dec 2019
The National Park is located at the end of Teluk Bahang Road. There is a fishing village here with a jetty on stilts. Boats can be rented here for excursions to the nearby beaches or for a day of fishing. Hiking trails start from the entrance of the park. A hike to Muka Head will take half an hour or more and to Kerachut Beach at least an hour or two depending on your pace and level of fitness. Along the trail there is a stream with lovely pools. This is a popular picnic site. The forest along the trail contains virgin jungle reserve which is thousands of years old. Forest insects like cicadas as well as monitor lizards can be seen in abundance here.Turtles land and nest at Kerachut Beach between September and February. There is a turtle hatchery and conservation centre at here. At the entrance of Kerachut Beach is the Meromictic Lake which comprise of salt and fresh water. Swimming in the seas off Kerachut Beach should be done with caution as jelly fish are common here. This is a good spot for a day out to enjoy Mother Nature and de-stress.
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chew Jitra
7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We booked a boat ride to-and-fro from Bayview Resort Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringgi to Kerachut Beach at very reasonable price (5 of us: 2 adults and 3 children, I believe max is 10 person). We started early morning around 7:30am and ended reach Bayview hotel by 11:30am.

The young boat captain named Christopher was very to me and my family, brought us to see stone carved by sea wave such as turtle lookalike, monitor lizard lookalike, hare lookalike and shark lookalike. So far the kerachut still the cleanest and the only crystal clear water beach in Penang because I believe you cannot find any other beach that is still not dirty. Furthermore, the young captain also caught some sea water fish for my children to learn and after that release them back to the sea. The fish that they like the most is the fish that look like blow-fish.

On the hand, also we were brought to see eagle 🦅 catching seawater fish.

This is a the most enjoyable Penang trip that My family and I ever had as an Malaysian. You should have this Kerachut Beach trip too because it worth!
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ChengNing T
127 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Nice track to Kerachut beach, not an easy track. There are many uphill steps. I was walking with my parents, they are in their 50s. It took us about 2hours from the national park entrance to kerachut beach. Nice little turtle sanctuary, free entrance, not many of them but worth to visit. We took a boat to Monkey beach, it was really nice and chill. We had our lunch at monkey beach. Finished the day around 3pm. Recommended to start in the morning and finish noon time.
Written 21 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary R
Tauranga, New Zealand39 contributions
Sep 2019
My friend and I didn't know anything about the National Park but wanted to wander around. We were told that we could hike to Turtle Beach and decided that this would be okay, even in flip flops, as it was only 3.5km. The guides assured us this would be fine and that it was only up and down for the first 20 minutes. Turns out it has a lot of steep sections, stairs, tree roots, muddy parts, and bridges, i.e. a proper hike and took us 1.5 hours. It was tough going for an asthmatic. The turtle conservation center was closed by the time we got there, and our water was all finished. The beach is a lovely secluded location, but then the haze started rolling in, it started getting dark, and our pre-booked pre-paid boat never came. There is little to no cell phone reception so we were thankful that a park ranger was there and convinced another boat to take us back, albeit an hour after our scheduled pick up time. When we eventually reached the park entrance everything was closed.
Written 19 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The Travelling House Sitters
Croatia103 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
This is a great place to come for a quiet get away for the day.

The hike out is fairly straightforward. However at some points there are steeper parts that are covered in tree roots. It shouldn't be too much of a problem for most people.

Other than the tree roots the track is fairly well maintained compared to the monkey beach track. The track is covered by trees most of the way and is a really nice quiet hike. I managed to see around 10 monkeys too!

I came on a Monday and there was 2 others at the beach when I arrived at around 3pm. The beach is clean and nice to hang out at. I loved the end of the jetty where there is good shade.

Unfortunately there are a lot of jellyfish here so you can not swim. At the far end of the beach I did manage to get in the water where it was a little sheltered from the current. However I would not recommend everyone does this!

The turtle information centre is cool - a small range of different turtles and lots of information. I did think that the larger ones looked very bored in their pens. The largest just kept swimming straight into the wall over and over again it was quite sad.

Overall it was a nice beach to hang out at for the afternoon. I would recommend bringing food and water though!
Written 21 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shah Alam, Malaysia25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Just came back from Penang and of course Turtle Sanctuary is a must in this National Park trip.

We bought ticket from a boat service provider outside the National Park Entrance. The boat cost us RM200 per boat, maximum of 10 person, for a return trip (Jetty - turtle sanctuary - unlimited time at monkey beach - jetty)

You can also choose a one way trip, jungle tracking your way to the sanctuary and go back by boat which is around RM100 per boat.

The journey to the turtle island from the jetty is around 15minutes.

Turtle sanctuary to monkey beach around 10minutes

Monkey beach back to jetty around 10minutes

●Our review on the turtle sanctuary●

They have 2 adult turtle from 2 different species, 1 young turtle, and about 15 baby turtles

There are also turtle hatchery.

●karachut beach●

The beach is clean. But the red flag is there. Someone told us it is not recommended to swim because the water is 5m deep at only about 3 metres from the beach. And because it is deep, a lot of jelly fish here (and around the island)

No water sports available here. Only a clean beach for relaxing and for the kids to build sand castle.

Total time spent here 30minutes

●monkey beach●

Only about 10minutes by boat from karachut. This beach is recommended by the locals to swim as the water is not deep. There are few food stalls and you can rent a tent here.
Written 3 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ramona S
Taunusstein, Germany18 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We highly recommend the hike to the Kerachut Beach in Penang National Park. The way was easy to find, there were always signs. The path is ok maintained, when you have challenging parts there are ropes to stay safe. One way is appr 3,5 km with the first half going up and the second down the hill. It is a bit strenuous with temperatures at 30 degrees and high humidity but it's absolutely worth. When you are quiet you can see some wildlife: monkeys, birds, Warans and you can hear the wonderful sound of the forest. The beach is not crowded at all, no one wants to sell you something, it's peaceful and nice. You should bring enough water as you can't buy anything there.
Written 7 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 32
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Kerachut Beach