Port Dickson is famous for its numerous beaches all along its 18km coastline and is also one of the nearest beach destinations from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Many Singaporeans come here for a quick getaway from their busy, urban lifestyle and for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Consisting of approximately 10 beaches on the stretch, there is bound to be one that appeals to you no matter what situation you wish to experience. There are beaches where you can just let loose and idle around basking in the sun the whole day if you wish to do so. Just imagine sitting on the warm, golden sand with the sun rays bouncing off the water whilst you sip on a refreshing beverage or while savouring your ice-cold popsicle bought from one of the many vendors along the beaches.
If lazing around is not your cup of tea, you can try to take up some form of water sports available in one of Port Dickson’s beaches. Jet skis, banana boats, windsurfing and much more is available for a fee. Picture this, the adrenaline is pumping through your veins as the sea breeze ruffles your hair while you skim over the surface of the ocean on top of a jet ski. Witness your teammates squealing in excitement as you are pulled over the waves and then eventually tumble down into the cool sea water. Sounds like fun? You’ve got to try it to believe it. Most accommodations provide information about the various water activities that appeal to you, so all you have to do is ask them. Otherwise, you can take a drive from Tanjung Gemuk to Tanjung Tuan to pick the Port Dickson beach that looks like the ideal location for you.
Be one with Nature
Did you know that you can observe and commune with nature at Port Dickson? You will be surprised to know that even though Port Dickson is ultimately a beach destination, it does have its share of lush, vibrant nature enclaves that you can explore. You can start by exploring the Tanjung Tuan area, which is also known as Cape Rachado. In Cape Rachado, you can start by discovering the natural wildlife preservation centre built there which is simply teeming with flora and fauna. Only the basic development is done here so that the area is left as natural as possible while still making it navigable by explorers. If you truly want to be alone on a Port Dickson private beach, try to find the isolated little beaches that are scattered throughout the forest. Take a break from trekking at one of these shores and drink in the sights and sounds. In addition, the lighthouse situated at the very top of the hill has an ancient history. One of the beaches that stand out amongst many tiny beaches is Pulau Intan with its picturesque scene. The unspoiled, raw and pure beauty of Mother Nature can be seen and experienced at its finest at Cape Rachado.
For more wildlife experience, you can also go to Tanjung Gemuk to visit the turtle hatchery there. The eggs are kept until they can be hatched and the baby turtles can be released back into the sea where they belong. If seeing foliage is more your thing, head over to Cahaya Negeri Beach for the mangrove swamp that is accessible by bridge there. The mangrove swamp is known as Pulau Burung and you can see various types of mangrove trees. Did you also know that Pulau Burung plays an important part in the environment? They are responsible for filtering the sea water that rushes in from the ocean and also helping to avoid any erosion on the cove itself. Port Dickson beaches abound with thriving mangrove swamps so if you want to see other mangrove forests, you can go to the eastern side of Pantai Cermin and to Blue Lagoon’s bay.
Fun in the Sun
One of the main reasons people choose to go on a beach holiday is because they want to revel in the sea, sand, surf and sun. The temperate tropical climate that Malaysia is famous for doesn’t go amiss here. Relatively safe from the monsoon seasons that plague the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Port Dickson beaches are shielded from the strong winds and storms that render the East Coast beaches inaccessible during these periods. Thus, the Port Dickson beaches in Malaysia are always available year-round, drawing in most of the crowd from Singapore and locally as well. The beach lovers flock here to get their daily dose of Vitamin D from the life-giving sun and then when things start to get too hot, just jump into the chilly blue sea to cool off. Of course, it is always important to note that you must always slather on the sun protection before you start to bake under the sun as the ultraviolet rays can be rather damaging to your skin. Even if you are aiming to get the golden, sun-kissed effect on your skin, sunblock should always be your priority. With the many beaches in Port Dickson, you can be sure that there are ample opportunities for you to relax