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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia

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A nice shady spot

This beach is not well marked and it took us several attempts to locate it. As you drive towards the Els golf club there is a parking area on the right side. Sadly, there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Dianne M
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went here because of the curiosity of the name, i didn't see any uniqueness except its quite deserted. Many schoolers used this place for their team building and many locals set up a tent and cooks there. So the camping area quite dirty and crowded.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This beach is not well marked and it took us several attempts to locate it. As you drive towards the Els golf club there is a parking area on the right side. Sadly, there is lots of garbage in the parking area, but the beach was clean. The water was also very clean and there was lots of shade provided... More 

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Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The water, while clearer than Cenang Beach, is still not clear enough for snorkeling. I didn't see any fish while swimming. The view is nice. It's quiet and you can have the beach virtually to yourself. Other than that, don't expect too much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Pasir Tengkorak Beach, Skull Beach, is so named because legend has it that many skulls and bodies washed up on the shore after pirate ships were caught in a storm on the Malacca strait. It is now believed that skulls washed up from the Thai prisons located on the nearby islands (which are visible from the beach) but don't worry,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

this beach is not very popular as compared to other beaches and that is the reason it is much less crowded. it is a small beach with no shacks and noise. so if you want to enjoy a little privacy and noise free environment in the lap of nature, this is the place for you. make sure to carry map... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Cenang is more populated with tourists and the market area has better options in terms of food,shopping and malls. The Fun a traveler may get at Pasir Tengkorak is lesser then Cenang,though Tengkorak is not bad at all,the travellers may visit both these beaches in a day if proper time band managed. Go Cenang at the last,probably by around 4... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lovely small beach. The sand is beautiful and clean as was the water. Watch out for the monkeys who hang around and might have a peek in your bags!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a mid-sized beach that mostly locals visit. The water is clear, although the day we went there were a few bities in the water. The sand is white and powdery and the beach is fringed with trees that provide shaded areas. So this beach is good if you have kids or older people with you (we had both!).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We got there at 0830 and left at about 1030 because of the rain. It was empty when we arrived there. Rather clean and quiet. Take caution with the waves though. This beach has some of the black sand from Black Sand Beach. There were people finishing up the clearing up litter from the beach when we got there. The... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Pasir Tengkorak has always been a favourite beach spot however I was SHOCKED to see how filthy the water is, there were empty water bottles, plastic spoons, lots of floating plant debris, there was even oil marks. Totally disgusted!!

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