Cenang Beach is probably the busiest beach in Langkawi, but it never seems to get too busy! The kids love the beach and when we visited Langkawi in July 2017, we surveyed the many beaches and decided Cenang Beach is the best one. If you have more time on your hands I recommend that you explore the other beaches as well, but if you are a family that can only spare time for one beach, go for Cenang. Here’s why.
Although they are not the best facilities, it’s good to find a place to shower off salt water, and a bathroom if you need it. You can rent umbrellas for a small fee, 10 or 20 Ringgits for the whole day.
A Big Variety of Food Nearby
Kids love being active on the beach and they burn a lot of energy, which makes them hungry! Even you will be ready to hunt for food after a good swim. The best thing to do is go prepared with healthy fresh snacks. But if your options run out, you will not be stranded. Just around the corner is the busiest street in Langkawi. You will find all types of food, whether you are looking for a quick snack or a complete meal, its right there… and you can go in your swimsuit!
The beach never gets too busy, and we were able to enjoy some space. The sand is white and smooth, perfect for walking and building sand castles. The water is not always clear but its clean.
The beach is great for sunbathing if that’s what you are after. But if the kids talk you into it, you can take them on the banana boat or a jet ski ride. Parasailing is also available if you’re a thrill-seeker.
Have you been to Langkawi? Which was your favorite beach?