Friday, December 7th, 2012 - Thistle Hotels

Port Dickson is known for its beach scene. Tourists all over Malaysia and Singapore populate this beach resort town to enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

Besides relaxing at the beautiful scenic resorts in Port Dickson, there are few beach activities that visitors should definitely try when visiting this town.

Out of the 10 or so beaches in PD, here is a list of the top 3 (north to south):

Pantai Saujana – calm, clean water, parking, food stalls, trees for shade, beach and water activities available.

Pantai Cahaya Negeri – white sand, clean water, no rocks, shower and toilets available.

Teluk Kemang/Sri Purnama – a lot of water sports available, markets and restaurants around, car park.

Activities in PD:

Fishing is a favourite past time at Port Dickson. Teluk Pelanduk is a small fishing village 18km south of PD town. There is a small jetty for fishing boats and many fishermen around. Some of these boats can be chartered for scuba diving trips around PD. Crab hunting trips are also available for tourists. Ask your hotel in Port Dickson about where you can go crab hunting.

Snorkelling and island hopping trips are a great way to spend the day. Take a speed boat to PD's most famous snorkelling sites, only 15 minutes away, or a boat journey along the Malacca straits to visit the infamous Pirate Islands.

Jet skiing is a popular sport in PD. There are a few beaches offering this but Saujana Beach is a less crowded and tranquil location. Saujana Beach is known for its beautiful view and soft, powder like sand. Banana boats, campers and kite flyers can also be found at this beach.

Teluk Kemang is the largest and most popular beach in PD. There are many recreational water activities on offer here, such as canoeing, wake boarding, speed boat rides as well as beach buggy rides and beach volleyball. Tourists having BBQs and picnics can be found all around Teluk Kemang.

A sunset cruise is a great way to spend the evening. There are organisations in PD that offer daily cruises around the island and anchor at Linggi River for tourists to enjoy the beautiful Malaysian sunset.

Camp by the beach at Blue Lagoon and enjoy the calm waters and tranquillity of the secluded bay. Wildlife sightings are common around this beach because of its proximity to the forest reserve and visitors can fish from the shore. At low tide it is possible to walk far out into sea but only be knee deep in water, at these distances small coral reefs can be found, making it a nice spot for snorkelers as well.

Do you have a favourite water or beach activity you like to do at Port Dickson? Which is your favourite beach to go to?

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