Beaches in the Teluk Bahang area are accessible through boat rides or hiking through the Penang National Park. They are harder to reach and thus more tranquil and void of crowds. Mas Beach and Kerachut Beach are perfect spots for a relaxing dip and a peaceful lie-down.
Miami Beach lies not too far away from Batu Ferringhi but is fairly quieter thanks to a rocky protrusion that cuts most of the beach-goers out.
Enjoy the pristine white sand and the amazingly fresh seafood at Gertak Sanggul Beach. Take a two-hour trail from there to Pasir Panjang, a beach surrounded by green forests and rubber estates.
Very few head out to Bakar Kapur Beach because of its rather rocky terrain. But those that make the trip will be duly rewarded with a peaceful, shaded hideaway perfect for a picnic.
Fisherman’s Beach is just as its name states. A true hidden gem as not many tourists or locals head here. One can watch as the fishermen come home after a day of fishing out at sea.
Once a prison island, Pulau Jerejak today is a beautiful beach with an accompanying 400-year-old rainforest. There are resorts and spas here and is accessible by ferry.