Tanjung Jara Beach

Location: Terengganu

Location Info

Address: Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia.

District » Dungun


Tanjung Jara beach is located 8 kilometers to the west of Dungun, Terengganu. Nestled near the South China Sea, it has long golden sandy beach, with prominent waves striking its shores. It is located at the east cost of Peninsular Malaysia, well known for its breathtaking coastline.


Tanjung Jara beach is known for its long golden sandy beach, watching across the South China Sea is not only breathtaking, but also soul soothing. No wonder it's the popular destination for the local city folks to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Compare to the other gems in Terengganu like Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian) and Redang Island (Pulau Redang), Tanjung Jara is more family and children friendly as there's no need for long boat rides. The wide sand beach is suitable for beach activities with the children. Kayaking, wind surfing, boating is amongst the popular activities. Another popular activity in Tanjung Jara is turtle watching. During the month of May to August, giant turtle will stop by the beach to lay their eggs, one of the most amazing phenomena to witness.

If you are into fishing, Terengganu house one of the largest man-made lakes in Malaysia, Lake Kenyir, with wide variety of fish and flora and fauna. Merang, which is a fishing village, is another popular town among the tourist. Islamic Civilization Park is another not to be missed attraction, it is a theme park located in Wan Wan Island.

Terengganu is truly a place for all. Spending a couple of days is advisable and worth the time. Hotel in Terengganu is widely available at a reasonable price. Travelling around is easy by bus or taxi too.


By Air

MAS, Air Asia or Firefly commute at daily to Kuala Terengganu Airport. From there, grab a taxi to your destination, or to the nearest central bus station where you can catch a bus to your destination.

By Car

From KL, get into Karak Highway, head 3 hours towards Kuantan, and get into the Coastal Highway 3, follow through until you reach Dungun Town. At the first traffic light, go straight for 8km towards Kuala Terengganu and follow Tanjung Jara.