The main reason people come to Port Dickson is the beach! As one of the closest coastal areas to Kuala Lumpur, it’s especially popular among people wanting some beach time and Port Dickson delivers.
Located only about an hour and a half from Kuala Lumpur or even closer from Kuala Lumpur airport, Seremban or Melaka, it makes for a very convenient stopover or weekend trip. You can read full details about how to get to Port Dickson from KL here or from Singapore here.
There are many choices for the best beach in Port Dickson. The 18 kilometre long coastline is full of them! Some of the resorts have access to a private beach Port Dickson, but there are also many public beaches so you are spoilt for choice.
Beaches are generally clean. Some have facilities like toilets and changing rooms as well as being adjacent to public parks, food stalls and hotels.
The most popular Port Dickson public beach is Blue Lagoon Port Dickson or Teluk Kemang. These are both south of Port Dickson town.
Below is our Port Dickson beach review.
Locations of Best Port Dickson Malaysia Beach
Some Choices For The Best Port Dickson Beach!
Blue Lagoon Beach
Blue Lagoon, also called Tanjung Biru, is a very nice beach in Port Dickson which is popular, but more secluded than other choices thanks to being about 17 kilometres south of Port Dickson town close to the to the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve. This means that there are often wildlife to spot such as squirrels and monkeys.
It’s a pretty spot with vegetation and forests surrounding it and, despite being busy, this is a relaxing spot where it is nice to just be. There are beautiful big trees on the beach so it is naturally shaded as well.
The upside of the popularity means there are good facilities here with toilets, a hawker centre and market stalls. It’s easy to spend an entire day here.
The Blue Lagoon Beach Port Dickson is especially good for families or non-swimmers thanks to calm and shallow waters. Sandbanks protect Blue Lagoon from currents and strong tides. This also means water sports are kept away from the shore and you don’t need to worry about motor boats and jet skis taking over the sea. At low tide, many rock pools are revealed which kids will love.
For an even better experience at Blue Lagoon, stay by the beach! PNB Ilham Resort is a great option with hotel style rooms and apartments right by the beach. Click here for the latest prices.
Pantai Saujana/Saujana Beach
Saujana Beach is about a kilometre long and is centrally located a few miles from Port Dickson town starting at the Avillion Port Dickson. It’s right next to the lovely Avillion Resort and there is a playground, changing rooms, toilets and food and drink vendors.
The main entrance is opposite the Saturday Night Market and it’s easy to access this beach. It’s especially popular in the late afternoons. There are restaurants and plenty of parking.
It’s a calm, clean beach in Port Dickson and the sand is soft and powdery. Despite the central location, it’s usually quite peaceful and there is plenty of space. Water skis and banana boats are available, but they don’t take over the beach.
Avillion Port Dickson is one of our personal favourites in Port DIckson with gorgeous, well priced, over water chalets. Click here to see the latest prices
Teluk Kemang is between the 7th and 8th mile from Port Dickson town and is the largest and most popular Port Dickson beach which is both good and bad. This is the place to go if you want atmosphere, shops and water sports. There’s also a lot of great food.
There are a lot of hotels and apartments along here and it can be a convenient place to stay for beach access. There are many facilities including multiple car parks, paths, toilets, showers, change rooms, prayer rooms, shops, food stalls and restaurants. There is also a large square with activities.
There are many water sports and this can mean its harder to swim in the sea and the area can be loud. You can also rent a gazebo. It gets crowded on weekends and holiday periods.
The sand is mostly an orange colour and the sea can become rough. There are often kids activities set up like pony riding and bouncy castles.
For easy access to Teluk Kemang, stay at Ancasa Residences where there are roomy apartments and a large pool. Click here for the latest prices.
Tanjung Tuan is the place to go when you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy nature and don’t want to get in the water.
This beautiful spot is also known as Cape Rachado and is famous for its historic lighthouse. It is a wildlife reserve centre so there is far less development than elsewhere. In fact, you will need to walk here as its surrounded by dense jungle. It’s about a one kilometre hike.
Between the jungle, the white sand and the clear water, this is a truly beautiful spot that you may be lucky enough to have to yourself. The downside is that swimming is not recommended due to the risk of hurting yourself on sharp rocks.
For easy access to Tanjung Tuan, stay at PNB Ilham Resort by the wildlife reserve entrance and Blue Lagoon Beach. There are many apartments available as well as a large pool to cool down in after your hike. Click here for the latest prices.
Pantai Cermin is perfect if you are looking for a quieter beach near Blue Lagoon. It’s located directly behind and close to the jungle at Tanjung Tuan.
The beach is similar to Teluk Kemang in regards to its orange-coloured sand. However, it definitely does not have the crowds of that beach. Black ore deposits also wash up. It’s a larger beach and the water is clean but it does look murky thanks to a muddy sea bed.
This beach is meant to be the perfect place to watch a sunrise.
The PNB Ilham Resort is also recommended for easy access to this beach. Click here for the latest prices.
Pantai Cahaya Negeri
Pantai Cahaya Negeri or Cahaya Negeri Beach is maybe Port Dickson’s best beach. It has a great expanse of beautiful white sand and the water is clean. This does mean the beach gets crowded at holiday periods.
There is a recreational park and a cool bridge (called “Lovers Bridge”) over the water which takes you to a mangrove island (pictured above). This is a great place to take some awesome holiday snaps.
There is a lack of other facilities unless you are staying in one of the resorts lining the beach. You can eat in a food court opposite Bayu Beach Resort.
It is one of our favourites and we recommend a visit, even to just walk across the beach, see mangroves and take some photos.
Stay at Bayu Beach Resort right by the beach. There is a great pool and it’s convenient to eating options. Click here for the latest prices.
What’s your pick for the best Port Dickson beach?
Joshua is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! He explores Malaysia at least a few times a year and has previously lived in Penang.