Pantai Tanjung Rhu

Tanjung Rhu is considered one of the most scenic beach in Langkawi but it has lesser swimming activities because of the stronger waves and deeper inclination of the beach. Tanjung Rhu got it’s name because of the casuarina trees in the area which is called “Rhu” tree in Malay. “Tanjung” is the Malay term for cape which makes the literal translation as “The Cape of Casuarina”. Located in the area are two 5-stars resorts which is Tanjung Rhu Resort and Four Seasons Resort. Nearby to the beach is also a jetty for Mangrove Tour boat trip.

Tanjung Rhu Beach entrance with some shop lots

Located at the northeast of the island, the are two beach sharing the same name. The first Tanjung Rhu Beach has a total distance of 1.6 km (1 mi) and only about 1 miles (1.6 km) from the Ayer Hangat roundabout. This beach can be accessed at any time of the day but only about 450 m (about 1,400 ft) is open for public. The other part is limited to guests of Four Seasons Resort while the rest of the beach has no direct access except through the resort. At the public area of the beach are some water-sports activities offered by a company. There are also some food stalls for visitors to chill and relax while enjoying the breeze or wait for the sunset.

People going for a swim at Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi

As we drive further the road through casuarina-lined road alongside mangrove area, eventually we’ll meet a small crescent-shaped beach. This beach is famous for the scenic view of small islands with one of them is accessible by foot at low tide. At the entrance to the beach area are souvenirs and food stalls. Public access to this beach is limited to 5 pm by Tanjung Rhu Resort located next to the beach.

Some water-sports activities at Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi

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