Tanjung Rhu Beach
Located on the north eastern corner of Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu derives its name from the tall casuarina trees that line its shore. The word ‘Tanjung’ in Malay means a cape and ‘Rhu’ stands for Casuarina tree. This secluded beach has blue waters of the Andaman Sea, ivory white sand, and a mild, cool breeze. Tanjung Rhu has shallow waters for easy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking to explore the marine life of Langkawi. It is also a popular spot to watch the sunset, as dusk here is a display of vibrant shades of pink, orange, yellow and grey.
During low tide, it is even possible to walk across the sea, to the nearest island of Pulau Chabang. The beach is frequented by families, couples and those seeking solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the main island.
From the beach jetty, you can go on a boat tour to Kilim Geopark and Mangrove forests. Motor boats are also available for hire to visit the nearby islands with ancient limestone formations. Gua Cherita the caves of legend, can also be accessed from here. Although, Tanjung Rhu is a public beach, there are no toilets or changing rooms available, and only 450 meters of the beach is open to the public. The rest of the beach is shared by two luxury resorts the Tanjung Rhu resort and the Four Seasons. For a snack or a drink, it is best to bring your own or head to one of the restaurants inside the resorts.