Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu Overview

Tanjung Aru Beach, located near the west coast of Kota Kinabalu is one of the most iconic attractions in Sabah. It is a great place for all types of visitors, from couples to families.

Tanjung Aru Beach is one of the best spots to catch a breathtaking sunset. The beautiful beach is divided into three parts, and are known as the First, Second and Third Beaches respectively. With lively music and entertainment everywhere, the night time at Tanjung Aru Beach is a stark contrast to its beautiful daytime vibes.

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Tanjung Aru Beaches

First Beach is located next to the Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa and is the most popular beach in Tanjung. There are plenty of food stalls and restaurants in the First Beach and it is always buzzing with visitors. It features an open food court and offers a variety of delicacies to its visitors. Tourists are also allowed to use the barbeque pits at the beachfront to cook their own delicious meals.

Second Beach is a great spot to catch the sunset. However, it is advised to look out for jellyfish as it is quite common around these areas. 

Third Beach in Tanjung Aru Beach is a great spot for surfers and the beach also provides surfing lessons on the beach.  

How to Reach Tanjung Aru Beach

Tanjung Aru Beach is located 9.5 km from the south of Kota Kinabalu City. It is also in close proximity to the airport and reachable within 10 minutes from the airport. 

There are local buses which will stop near the First Beach at Tanjung Aru. 

Visitors can also reach Tanjung Aru Beach via a taxi.

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Try out the Avocado Juice as it is a popular drink in the area

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