The weather at Batu Ferringhi beach makes it a convenient place to visit anytime of the year. The beach is also a food paradise, housing a series of tasty local and international cuisines. For those of you who don’t already know, Penang is hailed as the food capital of Malaysia. Whether you’re looking to feel the sand between your toes, feel the sun ray kiss on your skin, get wet and wild in the water, or immerse yourself in the local culture, Batu Ferringhi caters to you.
Batu Ferringhi has the best Penang beach activities to keep visitors coming back for more. It is a go-to beach for everyone as it caters to all travellers, from laid back to sporty. This stretch of beach hosts postcard views everywhere you turn, a great backdrop to all the activities on offer: From horseback riding, beach walks, beach runs, basking in the sun with a cocktail in your hand, building a sandcastle, soaking your feet in the salty waters, or watching the sun descend towards the horizon, this place has it all. It also boasts the most amazing sunset, for those visitors seeking special moments with loved ones.
If you consider yourself a sporty person, head down to the public beach at Batu Ferringhi which offers an array of watersports. If you like to get your feet off the dry lands and navigate the waters, take a jet ski and fly across the waves, paddle a kayak and roam over the sea, or take a ride on a banana boat and get thrown off into the waters. If you’re willing to take it up a notch to see the beauty of the ocean at about 38 stories above sea level, try parasailing for a thrilling experience!
If you’re keen to put on your best game face while bargaining, visit the famous Batu Ferringhi night market and shop until you drop. The night market has hundreds of stalls set up and the highlights range from knock-off brand trainers and bags to handmade local arts and crafts, souvenirs, home decor items and many more. What makes it a great shopping option is that you don’t have to travel into Georgetown for some retail therapy. So, get yourself a few batik-print clothes to wear on the beach and blend in with the local culture.
There are countless things to do in Batu Ferringhi, which explains why there are so many top-class resorts in the area. You could rent a bicycle and trek through the jungle, visit a tropical fruit farm and Entopia (Penang Butterfly Farm), take a stroll in the spice garden, learn how to paint ‘batik’, or join a village tour for a taste of traditional rural fusion. If you’ve the time, be sure to visit as many Batu Ferringhi attractions as you can so that memories are built all over the place while footprints are left behind.