Until I got to Langkawi I didnt realise that a large portion of the beach at Tanjung Rhu is open to all comers, as well as residents of the neighbouring 5-star resort. Simply get a cab up there from wherever you might be to take advantage of a quieter beach.
Going up to Tanjung Rhu a few hours before the sun sets will give you enough time to enjoy all aspects. The beach itself is idylic and very sparsely used when I was there, nearly a perfect private hide away.
You can lounge around if you like absorbing the sunshine, but take a short walk down the beach to some spectacular scenery with tiny islands, sand spits and some fallen, lightening hit trees. There is a small alcove and pennisula as you walk along the beach away from the resort and at low tide you can wade quite a long way into the sea and there are no currents to sweep you away!
Finally at very low tide on the main beachfront, you should be able to find a few spits that allows you to walk the 250 metres or so to the next island ( the big rock infront of you!) with the sea lapping at your knees - pretty inspiring stuff.
PS - Look out for the crabs after sunset - totally harmless (i think) and so much fun to watch when you try to use a flash from a camera on them!
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