Took a walk along the beach in Cenang the other evening and I was horrified - what a mess!! This is supposed to be the "best" beach on the island and it was filthy. The busiest part of the beach was littered with plastic bottles and other rubbish, it was full of jet ski operators but luckily the para sailing operations seemed to be concentrated in Pantai Tengah that evening.
Whilst the jet ski operations do centre on the middle part of the beach, there were actually people swimming in this area - do they want their heads smashed by a novice on a jet ski??
No chance of getting sand between my toes either - the sand was so hard packed it was like walking on concrete.
How anyone can have a pleasant visit to this beach is beyond me although the sunset is quite beautiful. It is just a shame that some of the beach bars cannot tidy the areas in front of their places or at least provide some litter bins.
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