If you happen to be driving along the coastal road of Terengganu ,do find time to drop by Pantai Kemasik. I’ve been there during my RW Media Retreat in Resorts World Kijal and I have to say that the place is quietly charming. The public beach is a popular transit for weary drivers and tourist to stop and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view.
Nestled about 10 km north of Kijal town, Pantai Kemasik has huge rocky boulders on the beach which sets it apart from all the other beaches in Terengganu.
Fishermen’s boat spotted in the vicinity of the fishermen’s village nearby.
Small scale market selling fresh produce directly from the sea can easily be seen in Pantai Kemasik.
It was raining during our visit so it was pretty gloomy at the marketplace.
And here’s the fishmonger showing off a huge squid that he’s selling.The sea produce here are definitely fresh, considering that they are sold as soon as they were brought to the shore. Pricewise, they are cheap too and I wouldn’t suggest you to bargain with the fishmongers. The price are already cheap as it is and they are just making ends meet, after all.
Considering the somewhat rocky beach, I wouldn’t recommend swimming but there’s plenty of things you can do here at Pantai Kemasik. You can go for picnic or climb the large rocks to enjoy a better view of the sea, or just shop for a haul of some oceanic goodness.
There’s no accomodation here in Pantai Kemasik. You may set up a tent to camp for a night or two by the beach if you are an adventurous lot but if you are not, Resorts World Kijal is just a short drive away.
For more detailed information on the beach you may contact Terengganu Tourism Office here: +609 – 630 9433 / 90