Teluk Cempedak (Cempedak Bay) is perhaps the most famous beach in Kuantan. It is a few minutes’ drive away from Kuantan’s city centre. Teluk Cempedak beach is where the locals flock to in the evenings and during the weekends with their family and friends to relax and take in the sea breeze.
Young boys playing in the sea at Teluk Cempedak Beach.
Teluk Cempedak has a beautiful beach with golden sand and waters that are inviting. It also has a wooden walkway that allows visitors to cross some rocks to another section of the bay where lies another beach called Teluk Tongkang Beach.
Note: there may be charges (fees) to picnic at Teluk Tongkang Beach.
Teluk Cempedak Beach and the wooden walkway to Teluk Tongkang Beach.
Teluk Cempedak is the ideal beach for those who want to have the convenience of having everything in one place. The area has got resorts, shops, cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets, etc. One will certainly never feel alone or hungry here.
Lots of eating or food outlets at Teluk Cempedak.
Some of the more famous places that serve tasty delights here are Windy Hills Durian Crepe and Restaurant Hoi Yin an old school coffee shop that serves lovely curry noodles and chicken soup noodles. For those who prefer fast food there is a Mc Donalds outlet here, Subway, KFC, Starbucks, etc.
Hoi Yin Restaurant and Windy Hills Durian Crepe are located at the shop lots just before the beach area in Teluk Cempedak.
One of the famous food places is Hoi Yin Restaurant that serves simple old school delights such as noodles in chicken soup (chicken soup noodles) and curry laksa (noodles served in curry other ingredients).
Old school Chicken Soup Noodles served at Hoi Yin Restaurant.
Google Maps to Teluk Cempedak
Other Beaches In And Around Kuantan
Below are other beaches that are in Kuantan or are not far off from Kuantan. They certainly are worth visiting when one goes to Kuantan.
Perhaps one of the most famous beaches just off Kuantan is Cherating Beach, a beach blessed golden sands, world class resorts, etc.
This beach is unique as it is littered with black stones thus earning it its name ‘Black Stone Beach.’ It is a popular spot for anglers and those that enjoy kite flying because of its windy conditions.
Balok Beach is long and windy making it an ideal beach for activities such as windsurfing, Kite surfing, etc. This is where the Swiss Garden Beach Resort Kuantan is located.
Just off Cherating lies Pantai Teluk Mak Nik or commonly known as Monica Bay in English. This beach is long and beautiful with casuarina trees lining its beach. This is a lovely beach to relax at.
The Teruntum Mini Zoo is one of the places least known to visitors to Kuantan. The mini zoo is open to all and entrance is free. This makes the Teruntum Mini Zoo a must visit when in Kuantan.