Batu Ferringhi Beach

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Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Steve R
Penang Island, Malaysia5 contributions
Beautiful beach, but...
Apr 2021
Watch out for jelly fish!! Swimming area marked. Great water craft for paragliding. Horse back riding afternoon and evening.
Written 9 April 2021
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Wolv3rin3
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,594 contributions
Water Sports abound
Dec 2020 • Family
Great sandy beach and there's always lots of things to do. Horse riding early in the morning or late evening. Water sports like banana boat, jet ski, para sail or if you want more sedate a boat ride too. Or simply laze in the sun for a tan.
Written 15 December 2020
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PappanMajumdar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia257 contributions
We had high expectations, but in reality just spent over an hour. Very average!
Sep 2020
We were a family of 4 (two daughters 18 yrs and 10 yrs). We went to spend an evening at this beach. We reached around 6.30 pm and moved out of there by around 8 pm. The beach was very quiet during this time. We just went there and spent sometime clicking pictures and sitting there on the pier and enjoying the lovely sea breeze.

What I observed are the following things:

- The beach has water sports activities but looked very subdued currently maybe because of the pandemic
- The public beach site is not so well developed. What I mean to say is that the approach road is very narrow and there are no well appointed parking spaces. We went a little away from the main beach area and parked in an abandoned land near the beach. So, looked a little disorganized.
- The pier in the evening is nice if there is a breeze. Both me and my wife, we sat there on one of the stone stools and enjoyed the lovely breeze for almost an hour.
- The beach itself is clean. Not much of plastic and garbage. Thank god.
- But we found the water not so clean to go and swim. We saw it was muddy. Maybe just like all west coast beaches in Malaysia which are mostly affected by the shipping lines. So, oily and muddy.
- The waves were not so big and rough. So, good for swimming but only if the water was clean which it is not.

So, overall an average experience for us. We had quite a lot of expectation. In fact, when we planned the trip to Penang we thought of the place only because it has sea beaches. But, then before going there and after reading the reviews of this beach on TA, it was quite well evident to me that we will not be able to go into the water. This area is full of big hotels like Park Royal, Shangrila, etc. But, then what is the point of going to an expensive hotel when you cant even take a dip in the sea!

For your information, I did go into the water but on a different beach in Penang. This beach was at Tanjong Bungah area, next to TESCO. There I found the water to be cleaner and I could take a few dips in the water. But, here in Batu Ferringhi beach, swimming is not advisable.

Penang itself is a beautiful city and we enjoyed our 3 nights stay here immensely. It is a very unique city. It has beaches, mountains and also city life. It has clean air, clean roads and the city itself is very well planned and clean. It has some great malls and many great condos to stay in. Lovely places to eat. Something about this city is really appealing. We would love to come back again and again. In fact, my wife wants to settle down here. We also found out that Penang is probably one of the best places in the world to retire in. During our stay here, we also visited The Habitat at Penang Hill (please see my separate review of this place) which was a great experience. We had meals in Autie Gaik Lean's, Gustoso, David Brown's Terrace Restaurant at Penang Hill and then Healy Mac's Penang. I have written reviews for all these places. Do check them out to get a good idea about Penang. I have shared as much information as possible. One evening we also went to Georgetown and just walked around for half an hour or so and enjoyed the narrow roads with lovely pubs, eateries and shops. And one day we went for this lovely cycling trip in Balik Pulau area of Penang which was the countryside. This experience was simply awesome. Look out for the Chillax Paddy Fields + Sunset Biking tour on Airbnb with Mr Goh. Oh, this was awesome. It was a 4 hour cycling experience in the paddy fields filled countryside of Penang culminating with dinner (you can read my detailed review of this tour on Airbnb too). Penang is beautiful!!
Written 16 October 2020
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A E. Hariri
Sepang, Malaysia70 contributions
Not the best
Sep 2020 • Couples
The beach is nothing like redang or perhentian, it is more like Port Dickson. But in terms of cleanliness, it is getting better. Good place for family hangout
Written 21 September 2020
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Badrul Hisam Chek Teh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
Breezing beach
Aug 2020 • Family
Clean and i can walk along the beach while waiting for the sunset. For those who love water sports, there are lot of water activities you can try on
Written 31 August 2020
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,572 contributions
Fine Sand Beach
Aug 2020 • Family
Nice and long beach lined with casuarina trees and other greens. Also a line of hotels facing the sea. Clean beach and the sands are fine and soft. Calm and beautiful morning views for morning walk from the hotel (Lone Pine) to the end (cliff) which takes about 15 minutes. Not so rough seas for swimming. Sea sports facilities for more adventurous activities. Not too crowded due to COVID constraints. A nice beach for relaxation.
Written 22 August 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9,462 contributions
A nice surprise
Aug 2020
Many of the beaches are very busy and a bit chaotic and messy - this one was pretty good, relative to the others, and nice and quiet midweek.
Written 15 August 2020
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chrisjavassal
Pulau Redang, Malaysia416 contributions
Not that bad
Aug 2020 • Couples
Not that bad as I was expecting. Relatively clean. Sea is quite and quite okay clean... getting busy for sunset...
A must pass by when on Penang island
Written 15 August 2020
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johnrajiv
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia109 contributions
Rough waves
Aug 2020 • Couples
The waves are rough. Take extra precautions when going into the water. This stretch of beach has become pretty crowded...
Written 3 August 2020
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Siobhain Doyle
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia206 contributions
decent but murky water
Aug 2020 • Family
Beach sand is clean but the water is very murky. it’s decent to swim but it’s not an outstanding type of beach, definitely seen better.
Written 3 August 2020
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