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Address: Jl Desaru | Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia

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Bored and Highly Expensive Foods

Not much activities and foods price is killing the pocket. Beach scenery worth checking out. Roads condition very bad and lots of heavy vehicles.

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Jimmy T
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Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a tranquil and serene beach! Glad we took the hour and a half car ride here after visiting the Fruits Farm on the way there. Bought many fresh cut fruits all at only RM2/- per packet on packed ice. The Farm is run by a friendly proprietor named Richard. He has a shop selling souvenirs, fruits and nicknacks. Worth... More 

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Thank calvinleSingapore
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Not much activities and foods price is killing the pocket. Beach scenery worth checking out. Roads condition very bad and lots of heavy vehicles.

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Thank Jimmy T
singapore
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

have been to desaru , area may not be that clean due to beach goers but the nature is fantastic . windy , beach waves so much being in nature . sit by the side of beach , the beach lovers will like it .

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Thank akberaliz
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The beach was okay. I did expect a little more but overall the experience was one of kind. However, beware, do not wear skippy swimsuits. Most people swim in their clothes and will frown upon you for showing a lot of skin.

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Thank Tamra S
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Long stretch of white sandy beach good for basking in the sun (with sun lotion protection). Off-school holiday season is best and not too crowded. Hope for more choices of eateries in the near future!

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Thank Choonfong
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Wow never expected such a beach in the outskirts of johor. The beach is clean and clear. Not so crowded in-spite of vacation. Good to spend evening with friends and family. We drove from johor after visiting ostrich farm. The drive route was Super cool with lot of trees on the way welcoming to the places ahead. Visit in the... More 

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Thank Arun K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Everything is expensive for Malaysian. Food option are limited. Road r very poor and mostly under construction. Wi-Fi r very limited.

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Thank James D
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The beach during our visit was very quiet but lovely to have leisurely walk along , on both days while walking the length of the beach we saw no one.

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Thank Gordon R
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Nice beach near Johor baharu. Good for weekend gateway. But the time i go cannot swim there because the level of is to high, dangerous for all ages. Beach sand is nice, enjoy to walk along the beach side.

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Thank Muhammad N
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Public beach no longer that clean compared previously due to the petrochmical construction nearby . Asphalt waste were floating around at seaside . Except these beach areas were maintained by hotels. Some hotels have water sports activities.

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Thank WoeiTiam

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