Location: On the west coast of Langkawi Island
Highlights: Amazing birds including migratory birds
How To Reach: One can easily reach here by hiring taxis or
boarding buses from the island.
Burau Bay Beach, called Pantai Teluk Burau in Malay, is one of the
tranquil bay areas in Langkawi. It's actually a narrow beach where the
rocky Gunung Cincang descends abruptly to meet the sea. Sited on the
west coast of the island, this beach formerly used to be the resort of
the Piped Hornbill. Besides Burau Bay, the island features the Kuala
Teriang fishing village, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Padang Matsirat on
its western shoreline.
This stunning beach is the favorite destination of tourists looking for
a hushed getaway and longing for getting straight into the lap of
nature. The beach boasts of a rugged coastline which is further marked
by verdant tropical vegetation. Its clam and tranquil locale, together
with its exotic assortment of birds, make the major highlights of Burau
Bay. It overlooks the striking Pulau Burau which is a roosting place for
migratory birds. Certainly, for ornithologists, it's the best place to
take out their binoculars and do a bit of bird watching.
The long stretch of shimmering white sands, which make up the beach,
are amazingly beautiful especially when seen from the undulating slopes
of Gunung Cincang. From here, one can have the spell-binding views at
sunrise and sunset. The preferred activities at the beach are swimming
and shell collection. The glistening waters are truly inviting and
motorboats are at hand for people interested in a quick ride. The
swaying coconut palms and thick rainforests make Burau Bay Beach
absolutely pleasing to the eyes.