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“Not a comfortable beach”

Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Penang Island 4 Hrs City Tour
Reviewed 13 February 2015

There are many beach resorts along Batu Ferringhi Beach, but if you step into these resorts, you shall notice that most guests prefer to stay in the garden of the hotels. The reason is, that Batu Ferringhi beach is not comfortable. The sand is sharp, very often there is jellyfish warning and the beach has diminished. Compared to the shape of the beach before the 2004 tsunami, the shape of the beach has changed substantially. Furthermore it has been pummeled by storms during the period since 2004, so enormous amount of sand have disappeared. When I was visiting Batu Ferringhi in January 2015 , a project was started recently to restore the beach by bringing huge amounts of sands onto the beach by ship. Batu Ferringhi Beach is of course public beach according to Malaysia law. Water sports operators with parachute rides, banana boats and water scooters are in evidence, also counters where you can get a foot reflexology massage. But personally I found it more comfortable in the resort garden. On the sun lounger. Under the palm trees.

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Reviewed 10 February 2015

Please check if they have license for parasailing. I heard the beach is too short for it. Parasailing here is done with the person solo (or 2pax) on top while there is a driver for the boat that pulls it along.

Able to see the sunset at the beach.

Generally the sand is ok but I saw a dog pooping on the sand!

Please find the Indian guy for jetski. They were very nice people. And remember to bring a small bag (I think the max is 20cmx30cm or smaller) so that you can put it in the compartment of the jetski. If not, you will be leaving your bags behind and I had a horrible incident in Phuket when the jetski guys stole my friend's money. (The phuket guys had us put it in a bag and said they would take care of it but some money SGD300 went missing. No wonder they gave us such a long time to ski.)

We did jetski for RM 140 for 3 pax (2 jetskis). Which is a really great price. It is not the peak period yet.

1  Thank gxl1989
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

A stretch of beach with hotels lining all along it, it is a bustling area with water sports operators and bars vying for space. The prim tourist area, the beach is keep relatively clean and the swimming area cordoned off from jelly fish and jet skies. Also popular among day trippers, the beach front space can be limited. Sunsets are beautiful here.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

Fairly long stretch of white-sand beach, lots of sea activities available, such as jet skis and parasailing. Nice view of the blue seas and hills beyond.

Thank jeremy_gogo
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

Batu Ferringhi Beach was great place to have fun and enjoy the water sports like - Para Sailing, Jet ski, Banana Boat. The vendors are good and friendly. Had a very pleasant time there.

Thank Vijaya K
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