BeachSpots: sand, sun and sea

Sarawak boasts numerous beaches that cater to every taste. Many offer scenic views and beautiful sunsets. While some tucked away someplace hidden, perfect for those who seek serenity and solace. Whether you’re looking to go for a dip, getting that tan you’ve always wanted or simply sink your toes into the sand. These recommended beaches are definitely worth discovering for all you beachspotters out there.


Pandan Gold Coast Beach, Lundu

Nestled in a secluded location in Kampung Pandan, Lundu, a two-hour drive to this beach is well worth the trip. Check into the affordable accommodation at Pandan Gold Coast villa. And head out to the beach just in front of it for a great time with friends or family. You can even have a barbecue by the beach. But be sure to clean up afterwards. As the sun makes it descent, its rays turn the sand and the sea golden, hence ‘gold coast’.

Address: Jalan Kampung Pandan, Panda Beach, 94500 Lundu, Sarawak.

Tourists head out early to catch this beautiful sunrise that turns the sea and sand golden at Pandan Gold Coast Beach, Lundu

Damai Beach, Santubong 

Just 45 minutes away from Kuching City, this famous beach is a haven for locals and tourists who enjoy not only the beach but the accommodation and amenities that come with it. And if sun and sea are not enough to entice you, how about a stunning backdrop featuring the iconic Mount Santubong?

Address: Teluk Bandung Santubong, 93756, Kuching, Sarawak.

Damai Beach at Santubong
Damai Beach is perfect for weekend getaways

Tusan Beach, Miri

This gem of a beach situated in Miri. It’s known for its unique rock formation that stands out, especially when the beach is on low tide. Besides a stunning beachfront, the beach was once also famous for its cliff edge. Which resembled a horse taking a drink of water. Unfortunately, the feature no longer exists after the cliff edge collapsed in February 2020. Today, Tusan Beach remains one of Miri’s top attractions that is also well known for a natural phenomenon known as “Blue Tears”. Whereby the edge of the water glows bright blue at night as a result of a large concentration of bioluminescent phytoplankton.

Address: Exit Jalan Bekenu-Miri Coastal, 98150, Miri, Sarawak.

Tusan Beach at Miri
Tusan Beach is famous for this unique cliff

Pantai Tanjung Batu Bintulu, Bintulu 

Pantai Tanjung Batu Bintulu or Tanjung Batu Beach Bintulu is an ideal place of the people of Bintulu to unwind after a hectic day or week. It’s a wildly popular place for everyone to have picnics and participate in recreational activities as well. It redeveloped in the 1980’s and beach facilities added. Today, this beautiful piece of heaven facing a rocky seafront outcrop has received visitors even from beyond the borders of Bintulu itself.

Address: Tanjung Batu Road, 97000 Bintulu, Sarawak.

Pantai Tanjung Batu Bintulu at Bintulu
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This article from BorneoTalk Vol.51 (page 28 & 29). Click here for DOWNLOAD
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