Malaysians love to throng Port Dickson’s beaches at weekends because of its range of activities and affordable accommodation choices. Water sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as they can rent jet-skis, banana boats and canoes while fishing fanatics will find that it is a good place to cast a line. From the shores of Lukut to the hidden lagoon in Tanjung Tuan visitors to PD are sure to have a splashing good time.
Situated a little over four miles from the seaside town of Port Dickson, Lukut was once a thriving tin mining area in the 19th century. However these days the town resembles a sleepy pueblo with only sightseeing attractions like Fort Lukut and the museum to draw in visitors. Nevertheless, most people don’t realise that it is a favourite hotspot for fishing fanatics.
The Kuala Lukut Fishing Kelong is a haven for fishing enthusiasts as this little spot has plenty of game such as stingrays, double spotted queen fish and pomfret in its tranquil waters. The jetty of Kampung Kuala Lukut and the area around the Fishermen's Depot are also good places to fish.
Address: Kuala Lukut, Chuah
Tanjung Tuan is essentially a coastal forest composed of both rainforest and mangrove swamps. The waters along the shores of Tanjung Tuan are rich with corals, thus making it a favourite gathering ground for marine aquarists. Gazetted as a bird-watching park, this seaside haven boasts an impressive lagoon in the middle of the forest reserve known as the Blue Lagoon. This sanctuary is the best spot for swimming, boating and windsurfing and is home to Monkey Bay which features beautiful corals in its sparkling-blue waters and is the perfect spot for a little snorkelling and diving adventure.
Water sports enthusiasts will be floating on cloud nine on the Blue Lagoon. The ideal spot for swimming, boating, windsurfing and water-skiing, the lagoon is also home to Monkey Bay. Located approximately 500 metres away from the beach it is the best place in Port Dickson to see coral. A quiet and secluded spot, it is a favourite haunt of visitors seeking solitude and serenity.
Address: Located within Blue Lagoon, Port Dickson
Featuring harsh gravel and pebbles on its beach instead of white sand Telok Pelandok – located near Tanjung Tuan – isn’t the most beautiful stretch of beach in Port Dickson. However this doesn’t stop people from swimming in its natural deep waters! The main attraction of this seashore is the fishing as Telok Pelandok often buzzes with people casting their lines to their hearts’ content for catches such as cod, catfish and sting rays.
Address: Batu 12, Jalan Pantai, 71050
The Blue Lagoon, a beach hideaway shaped like a crescent moon, is a serene hidden oasis in Tanjung Tuan that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding lush greenery and the sea. To the left of the beach is Cape Rachado Forest Reserve while the rest of this wide expanse of sand is dominated by visitors staking out a claim for the best sun and surf.
Address: Situated on the 11th mile of Port Dickson’s coastal road
The best thing to do while in Port Dickson is to visit its beaches. Bagan Pinang is the quintessential hotspot with most of the area’s resorts and hotels scattered along its shores while Teluk Kemang Beach draws in a crowd due to its wealth of facilities. With casuarina and coconut trees lining the beach and car parks and with souvenir shops scattered along the orange-speckled sand this beach is usually teeming with tourists.
Bagan Pinang is the quintessential hotspot in Port Dickson. Most of the resorts and hotels are situated along this area, making the beach very popular. Towards the end is a mangrove swamp where you can look for mussels and crabs during low tide as well as take a short stroll on the rocks.
Address: KM 5 to 6, Jalan Pantai, Si Rusa District
With casuarina and coconut trees dotting the sidelines of the beach and shower bays, car parks and souvenir shops scattered along the orange speckled sand the Teluk Kemang beach is usually packed with people. The weekends are usually the busiest times as plenty of visitors throng the place and the atmosphere buzzes with activity as water sports enthusiasts rent banana boats, canoes and jet skies from operators along the beach.