Irama Beach / Pantai Irama
(Beach of Melody)
Irama Beach (Beach of Melody) It also name as Beach of Melody whose exquisite beauty has inspired a lyrical name. Pantai lrama (Beach of Melody) situated in the district of Bachok about 25 km south of Kota Bharu.
Many who have been Irama Beach have come back declaring it the most beautiful beach on the entire east coast! So, it is believed that Irama Beach is the most beautiful beach in Kelantan.
Irama Beach is a hit with picnickers and.campers alike. It offers choice picnic spots and eating stalls. Indeed, the beach lives up to this claim with good facilities, clear waters and gentle slopes. It has stretches of clean, white sand, swaying palms and casuarinas. It is no wonder that throngs of people visit the place year after year.
Cahaya Bulan Beach / Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB)
Formerly known as the Beach of Passionate Love or Pantai Cinta Berahi, this is a picture post card beach. The name was then changed to the current name, which means the "Moonlight Beach". This lovely stretch of shimmering sand is perhaps Kelanian's most famous beach. Its warm golden sands and crystal blue waters amidst tall and graceful palms encourages one to just lay on the sand and bask in the sun. Fringed by swaying casuarinas and coconut palms, providing the ideal place for picnics, camping and relaxation. It is the perfect getaway for the world-weary.
The beach stretches to about 1.2km. Cahaya Bulan Beach is definately a croud puller during the weekends, popular among the local to bath under the sun and cherish the tranquility offered by the natural beauty of the coastal East Coast. The abundance of cultural and artistic shops decorating the path to Cahaya Bulan Beach adding to its charm and beauty to this stretch of beach.
Visitors can stop by the multitute of artifat shops while passing some scenic villages and discover some of Kelantan's rich heritage, including batik prints, songket, kites and copper-tooled handicrafts. Feel free to drop by and have an hands-on to understand the technicality of producing such an intricate artifacts as most of the outlets welcomes visitors.
Bisikan Bayu Beach / Pantai Bisikan Bayu
(Beach of the Whispering Breeze)
Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of the Whispering Breeze) Pantai Bisikan Bayu or Beach of the Whispering Breeze - a name so beautiful truly befits the location. It is also known as Pantai Dalam Rhu.
This beach is located both north and south of the village of Semerak in the district of Pasir Puteh, about 50 km away from Kota Bharu. Tall casuarinas offer restful shade where families can enjoy a picnic. The gentle breezes rustle the casuarina needles producing a hushed sound.
There is also lush greenery around the area that makes lazing under the sun a lot cosier and relaxing. Surfing can be good at certain times of the year, and wind surfers will find excellent sport.
Seri Tujuh Beach / Pantai Seri Tujuh
(Beach of Seven Lagoons)
Pantai Seri Tujuh is the venue for Annual Malaysian International Kite Festival which held in Kelantan every year. This beach lies on the border of Thailand and Kelantan at Kampung Tujuh in Turnpat, about 7 km from Kota Bharu. This pristine beach is sheltered by the longest lagoon in Malaysia.
The beach has a variety of food and drink stalls as well as public amenities. Visitors will be enthralled by the scenic coastline fringing the South-China Sea en-route to Pantai Seri Tujuh.
Take Bus No. 43 from the main terminal and enjoy the scenic ride along the way.
Jeram Lenang is another favourite among the locals. The waterfall is only 12 metres high but nonetheless, draws the crowds. Bus No. 3 will take you to Pasir Puteh, from where you can board a taxi to Jeram Lenang.
Jeram Pasu is by far the most popular. It is situated off the Kota Bharu - Pasir Puteh road at Kampung Pak Amat and is accessible by car. Or board Bus No. 3 from the main terminal to Padang Pak Amat. Then take a taxi from there to the waterfalls, about 8 km away. A dip in the crystal clear icy water does wonders to the spirit.
The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Lata Beringin. At 120m, it is also one of the highest waterfalls in the country. The pool at the base provides a rejuvenating dip The magnificent view and lush surroundings make this a popular camping spot. Lata Beringin is near the Sungai Pas Kesedar Land Scheme. It is accessible via a dirt track leading off from the Kuala Krai-Gua Musang highway
No visit to Kelantan would be complete without a trip to a fishing village dubbed "the soul of Malaysia's East Coast". Two of the most well-known villages are the Sabak Beach (approx. 14 km from Kota Bharu) and Kuala Besar (15 km from Kota Bharu).
If you wish to fully capture the moment, you should arrive no later than 2:30 pm when the boats laden with the day's catch are first spotted on the horizon. As they come ashore. their intricately carved prows are a riot of colours. Then the bargaining begins between wholesalers and the fishermen - a noisy but interesting ritual.
You will also be able to witness other related activities such as fish-curing and the mending of nets. Buses No. 8 and 9 depart every half hour from the old market terminal to Sabak Beach.
Bus No. 28 leaves from the New Central Market to Kuala Besar every half hour.