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Location  : 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

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Pantai Pasir Tengkorak Beach, Langkawi Overview

Located just 4 km away from the Datai Bay, the secluded Pasir Tengkorak Beach is a hidden holiday spot for locals of the place. The white sandy beach is covered by shady rainforest and 500 million years old rock formations found on the ends of the beach. While the blue water is good for swimming, travelers can also trek down to the woods of Pantai Pasir Tengkorak and explore the three-tier Temurun waterfalls.

Apart from camping, trekking, and sunbathing, Pasir Tengkorak beach has its own picnic tables, prayers halls, toilets, and an adjacent small snack cart, too. Also known as the Sandy Skulls Beach, this beach is the happy home for troops of monkeys and thousands of jellyfish. Being one of the cleanest public beaches on the island, Pantai Pasir Tengkorak offers a serene surrounding with shade gazebos for its travellers.

Pantai Pasir Tengkorak Beach Highlights

1. Legend of Sandy Skulls Beach

Some believed that after a destructive hailstorm in the Strait of Malacca, the washed-off bodies of sailors crowded up on the coastline of the beach. From there, signifying the dead sailors or the dea (Read More)d ‘Skulls’ the name has been derived. Some believed that the dead skulls belonged to the escaping prisoners from the Ku Taruto island prison, in the far north of Langku islands. Many still believe that the ‘sandy skulls’ were the consequences of some sea-monster.

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How to Reach Tengkorak Beach

Finding Pantai Pasir Tengkorak is easy and hassle-free. Travelling from Datai, you can move further in Jalan Teluk Yu road and will reach Jalan Datai with Hutan Lipur Pasir Tengkorak board. The entrance gate of the beach is right there. You can hire a bike or scooter or also rent a taxi to reach the destination. Car parking services are available outside the entrance, readily.


  • Beware of your belongings and food from the troops of monkeys surrounding you on your visit to Pantai Pasir Tengkorak beach.
  • Avoid swimming far away in the sea because of the high current in the waves.
  • Do not litter waste at the beach.

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