It would be an impossible task to describe every one of Malaysia's thousands of beautiful beaches. Ranging from the powdery stretches of sand that characterize the eastern coastline of Peninsular Malaysia to the black sand beach of Pantai Pasir Hitam and the smooth pebble beach of Pantai Batu Kerikil, Malaysia's shores offer more idyllic locales than one could explore in many lifetimes.
In addition to the plenitude of beaches along the the peninsula and the
coast of Eastern Malaysia, the country also possesses over a hundred
tropical islands. Many of these are so beautiful as to have entered into
legend centuries ago, like the islands of Langkawi remain desert isles,
marked , or Pulau Tioman. Others only by the imprint of the South China Sea
on their sands.
Despite such abundance and variety, Malaysia's beaches are noticeably
different from those in other parts of the world. They are often less
differentiated from the shoreline than those of the Caribbean, for example,
tending instead to be almost nestled up against the lush forests that this
nation is famous for. The color palette is different as well--golden sands
and emerald waters imbue Malaysian beaches with an air of succulent
sweetness that isn't found in the cool whites and blues of many western
The result is that these beaches impart a very different sensation, a sense
of languid peace and a distinct feeling that the division between land and
sea is less a sharp line than a smooth continuum.