Tanjung Rhu Beach is situated in Langkawi’s north-eastern edge. In Malay, ‘Tanjung’ means a cape and the word ‘Rhu’ refers to Casuarina trees. Tanjung Rhu beach got its name from the numerous casuarinas trees bordering the cape and beach areas. This beautiful beach has one of Langkawi’s best coastlines, crystal clear waters and very fine sand fringed with limestone ridges. It also has a gorgeous view of the nearby islands in the ocean. This beach is quieter and more tranquil than Pantai Cenang beach and Pantai Tengah beach as it is more remote. However, this beach is definitely as beautiful, or if not, more beautiful than the other beaches! You have to go to this beach if you have some spare time!
The water at the Tanjung Rhu beach is fairly shallow and perfect for swimming, making it a great beach for families with kids. It is also a popular beach for couples because of its breathtaking view and peaceful, romantic evening settings.
There are a few islands surrounding the beach and when the tide is low, it is actually possible for you to walk to Pulau Chabang. You may also hire boats to take you island hopping to the nearby islands.
Nearby attractions around Tanjung Rhu Beach:
1. Black Sand Beach – this is located four kilometres southwest of Tanjung Rhu beach and is about 20 minutes drive from Langkawi Cable Car. It offers outstanding photo opportunities and is a popular peaceful retreat frequented by locals on holidays. The sand on this beach is a mixture of black and normal sand, which is quite an interesting sight to see.
2. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park– this is perhaps the best boat tour on the island. This nature reserve offers awesome sights of huge limestone rocks, fossils, mangroves, and lagoons. Floating Fish farms are another interesting experience.
Tanjung Rhu Beach is a scenic, beautiful beach. You definitely would not want to miss this beach when you come to Langkawi. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach!
Other popular beaches in Langkawi
Pantai Cenang Beach
Pantai Tengah Beach
Other things to do in Langkawi