Apart from watching mesmerizing fireflies in swamps or feasting on glorious seafood, there are decent beaches in Kuala Selangor that you can include into a weekend getaway.
These accessible beaches may not come close to the islands of Sabah but they still make for a pleasant enough outing, offering sweeping views of the ocean and an idyllic slice of village life.
So for a quick refuge away from city life, check out our picks for the best beaches in Kuala Selangor.
1. Sky Mirror Beach Kuala Selangor (Sasaran Beach)
Sky Mirror Beach is not the kind of beach where you can take a dip.
This mysterious mudflat appears to emerge in the middle of the sea on specific days every month – namely the 1st and 15th day of the lunar month, plus 4 days before and after these dates.
Because it’s such a great place to take photos, there have been commercial tours to the elusive Sky Mirror ever since February 2016.
These tours start from as early as 8am and involve a 30 to 40-minute speed boat ride where you’ll disembark into the sea in shallows that are just a few inches deep.
Guides will strategically position your group and advise on how to strike the best poses! The whole experience takes about 3.5 hours.
- As shots are best taken just above the waterline, your phone must be IP67-rated (waterproof).
- Have appropriate sun protection
- Wear brightly colored clothes
- Bring a foldable stool if you can’t stand for long
- Address: Jalan Sultan Mahmud, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
- Operating Hours: 6am – 10pm daily
- Contact: 010-509 1007
2. Remis Beach Kuala Selangor
Remis beach is lined with tons of rocks to reinforce the shoreline from erosion. So the rocky surface isn’t all that great for leisurely walks, and you’ll have to be extra careful not to misstep on the uneven surface.
For something more adventurous than just strolling along the beach, you can rent an ATV.
Most of the crowd come for the calming views of the vast ocean and sea breeze. Moreover, the setting sun is a sight to behold that will take your breath away.
Different birds can be seen scavenging for food along the shoreline here as well.
The west side of the beach has many food stalls, ice cream carts, and even a food court which makes Remis Beach a convenient pit stop to refuel after hours of sightseeing.
Note: Be careful not to feed the monkeys as they can be aggressive.
Address: Jalan Pantai Remis, Kampung Dungun, 45800 Jeram, Selangor
3. Pantai Jeram
Between Jeram Hill and Remis Beach is another beach called Pantai Jeram. There are a couple of ikan bakar restaurants here. While further inland, there are Chinese seafood restaurants.
Seafood is one of the reasons people visit this beach, along with the sunset views.
The beach however does not have much sand and is rocky in places with mud flats that are visible during low tide. These give off an off-putting smell.
Public amenities are few and not well maintained. It’s hard to find a clean toilet around here. Because of this, Pantai Jeram isn’t good for much else aside from watching the sunset and enjoying the evening (or morning) sea breeze.
However, we will say that Pantai Jeram is a visibly cleaner beach than Pantai Remis.
4. Pantai Sungai Kajang Baru
Pantai Sungai Kajang Baru is not far from Tanjung Karang. And this is a small, clean and windy beach that is normally quiet although there are usually many families during the weekends and public holidays.
Picnic tables and chairs make it convenient to enjoy a packed lunch or carry out a BBQ session here.
Occasionally, you can spot people camping and fishing here too. But because the available public toilets are often in bad shape, you might want to avoid swimming altogether.
Moreover, the sand of this beach has many shells so keep your shoes on too.
Sunset is the peak time here as the views are nice enough considering even if the beach itself is not picture-perfect (i.e., no white sand here). It looks even less appealing during low tide when the muddy parts of the beach are exposed.
Note: You can rent ATVs here.
Address: Pantai, kampung sungai kajang baru, 45500 Tanjung Karang, Selangor
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5. Redang Beach Kuala Selangor
Although they share the same name, Redang Beach Sekinchan is far from the pristine and sandy white coastlines of the more famous Redang Beach which is off the east coast of Terengganu.
Instead, the sand at Redang Beach in Kuala Selangor is a mix of muddy brown sand with specks of black.
But this spot has a constant sea breeze, making it a great place to fly kites or laze by the seaside as the sun sets (or rises). There’s also a stone bund that projects out to the sea.
Nature lovers can steer towards the unbeaten track along the coastline for some bird-watching. There are common sightings of raptors, egrets, and waders.
It’s possible too hunt for hermit crabs when the tide subsides too.
You can also go shutter crazy with the iconic “I Love Sekinchan” signboard at the front of the beach. Or take a short stroll to the smallish Chinese temple where there is also an enchanting wishing tree.
Address: Pantai Redang Sekinchan, 25, Jalan Jpt, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
There are really only 4 beaches in Kuala Selangor. And while the water quality is far from inviting, the laidback pace, easy accessibility from the city, constant sea breeze, and gorgeous sunset views are attractive features that they have in common.
Further south of Kuala Lumpur are some similar beaches that are popular with city folk for their accessibility too.
While you’re here, don’t forget to check out 29 other things to do in Kuala Selangor for wholesome family activities!