Batu Buruk Beach (locally called as Pantai Batu Buruk) is also one of the attractions if you visit Kuala Terengganu. The place can be reached from Kuala Terengganu by bus, trishaw and taxi. Even if you like, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes on foot from Kuala Terengganu City Center.
That makes it a strategic place to visit by the locals as well as foreign travelers. With the shades provided by rows of coconut trees and Rhu trees (Casuarinas Tree), and the cool breeze of the South China Sea, many visitors have chosen this place to wrap up their bodies and minds as well as having a picnic along the beach. Nevertheless one should be mindful that it is not recommended, or even allowed, to swim here due to the strong waves.
Variety of Kites along the Beach
This beach offers you clear horizon view, where you are able to spot Pulau Redang and Pulau Kapas on clear days, as well as fishermen’s boats and ships. One cannot describe the feeling of just gazing out into the horizon with the breeze blowing and the sound of waves breaking into the beach.
The beach is frequently visited during the weekends and normally packed during school holidays. The white sandy beach then filled with colourful beach blankets for picnics and people from every age. With the benefits of open beach and strong breeze, you can find kites in many shapes and colours fill the clear blue sky. If you are lucky, you may get to see some people fly Terengganu traditional kite so called ‘Wau’, a Malaysian designed kite in a sort of crescent moon-like shape, also one of the national symbols.
If you are feeling hungry, no need to worry since there are many people selling food and drinks in little carts, from their bikes or small trucks along the beach. Walk to the other end of the beach (the opposite direction from Primula Hotel), you will find Awam Batu Buruk Park, a recreational park, where the food court is. Here, you can sit down and enjoy variety of local food such as Nasi Dagang, fried ice cream, seafood dishes and so on . Besides, there is also a playground, skate park and so on.
One of the resorts and accomodation availabe at Batu Burok Beach
On Friday, from 3:30 pm onwards, there will be a night market being opened there. The night market usually ends at 7pm. You might like to try buying some local food there if you are luckily on vacation at Batu Buruk Beach during that day. Friday and Saturday are considered as the official public holiday in Terengganu which quite differ as compared to most of other countries in Malaysia.