Kuala Sungai Burung a.k.a Pantai Malindo
Pantai simply means beach. Simple translation of the name of the place is Malindo Beaches. However, you will not find any beach here. Pantai Malindo is not a place for swimming like other beaches in Penang but it is famous among sunset hunters (photographers). Pantai Malindo is the best landscape for sunset viewing, outdoor wedding photography and a place for food.
Originally, this location is a fisherman jetties and a place for fresh fish. Infrastructures provided are stalls selling fresh fish, as well as food stalls. The rapid growth in visitor arrivals led to more food stalls and a place that should not be missed while visiting Balik Pulau. The food provided is very tasty such as prawn mee, laksa, prawn fritters and many other local delicacies.
Kuala Pulau Petong
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Pantai Pasir Panjang
Pantai Pasir Panjang is a stretch of white sandy beach in Balik Pulau. It is located on the southwestern tip of Penang Island, facing the Straits of Malacca.
Pantai Pasir Panjang is not a familiar name to many when it comes to Penang beaches. Unlike the popular beach in Batu Feringghi, Pantai Pasir Panjang as the name describes is a long sandy beach. It is secluded, that translates to an exclusive private beach which simply means peace and privacy! The place is mostly visited by picnickers and anglers during the weekend. It is a good place for relaxing, rejuvenating and best for camping too.
A hilly road leads towards the beach of Pantai Pasir Panjang and not access by public buses. The Rapid Penang bus no. 403 goes to Kampung Pulau Betong from Bus Terminal in Balik Pulau Touwnship, then trek there from the last bus stop to Pantai Pasir Panjang. The Journey took about 45 minutes to 1 hour depends on your stamina. The best way to reach Pasir Panjang is by private vehicle, whether car, motorcycle or even bicycle. Drive from Balik Pulau Township, continued on Jalan Balik Pulau then passed Simpang Empat Township then straight to Kampung Terang then, Pulau Betong. If you're driving from Teluk Bahang, driving on Jalan Bahru is perhaps a better option as it is a straight road to Pulau Betong.
Bonus, you can witness sunset on the horizon.
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Kuala Sungai Pinang