Situated at the southwest coast of Pangkor Island, Pasir Bogak Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the island. It has even been deemed as ‘the largest swimming pool in the world’, perhaps because the water is crystal clear, clean and shallow, providing nonstop hours of enjoyment and play along the blue sea with its bountiful coral reef. Pantai Pasir Bogak was the first fully developed beach in Pangkor, and thus it is also the most famous among travelers and tourists. It’s easy to get to Pantai Pasir Bogak. Upon arrival from Pangkor jetty, you can ride a bus or taxi to get there. The beach is very accessible by road.
Looking at the Pasir Bogak Beach, it is a 2-kilometer stretch of soft white sand and clear water, a breath-taking sight making it quite popular in all of Malaysia. The beach is crescent-shaped with coconut palm trees separating the sand beach, providing protection from the heat wave during midday. The atmosphere is serene and the water is calm, making it suitable for people who wanted to relax on the cozy breeze of the sea. Because the water level isn’t too deep and has little current, it makes a safe place for children who like to frolic in the water. Sitting in front of the beach, you can enjoy the view of Pangkor Laut, an exclusive resort miles away from Pangkor Island.
The beach hosts numerous water sport facilities such as snorkeling, wind-surfing, fishing and sailing. Different hotels and tour packages offers canoe, jet ski and snorkeling gear for rent. This wide range of activities makes Pasir Bogak Beach a famous recreational site for both locals and tourists. (BTW, if by any chance you are heading to the Philippines for some getaway beach destination then check out Boracay blog for more info.) Along the beach are multitudes of open-air food stalls offering exotic seafood delicacies such as fish crisps, barbequed fish and squid and satay. Along the road, there’s a mini-market selling cold desserts such as ice cream, cold drinks and snacks. Street vendors can be seen selling thirst-quenching fresh green coconuts and some tropical fruits such as rambutan and pineapples.
There are also numerous types of accommodations to choose from, ranging from simple chalets, camping sites, ‘attap’ huts to more sophisticated hotels and resorts. As the beach gets more commercialized, most locals grab the opportunity to make money by offering ‘around-the-island’ boat trip. Getting around Pangkor Island by boat is one exciting experience you should not miss. You won’t have a hard time searching for boat for rent here.
Pasir Bogak Beach isn’t too distant from Teluk Nipah. You can even stroll along the beach to reach Coral Bay and Nipah Beach. At the far side of the beach, there is a plantation of seaweeds which are dried and sold in Pangkor town. The beaches in Pangkor Island are very rich in marine life and aquatic creatures. With this, you can greatly appreciate the richness of the sea by doing snorkeling or scuba diving in Pasir Bogak. Indeed, Pantai Pasir Bogak has a very stunning beach with an easy access to food, accommodation and recreational facilities.