Desaru Beach

 Desaru Beach lies at the very south eastern tip of Johor. Desaru Beach is among the best  and the prettiest beach in Johor. 

The golden sandy beach stretches six kilometers long and is lined with casuarina tree. It offers warm and fresh swimming waters for visitors.Its shallow waters also extend well out to sea and it’s free of jellyfish. Hence, it provides an ideal and safe environment for kids and less confident swimmers

Due to its position of facing the east, it becomes the popular spot for visitors who want to walk along the beach while watching the sunrise. 

There are lots fun- filled activities available for families, groups and couples seeking an easy-going beach experience such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and water sport such as kayaking or parasailing.

For visitors who just want to relax and enjoy the beach, They can just lie down on the beach while listening to rushing waves and enjoying the cool breeze. During the monsoon season, the waters and winds swell up for surfers, thus making the beach one out of four famous surfing spots in Malaysia.

There are also numerous hotels, resorts and chalets ranging from cheap to luxurious can be found along the beach.

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Operation Hours

The public area of the beach is accessible 24 hours a day.


There is no charge to access the public area of the beach.



82200 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

Approaching year end, most of the islands in Malaysia are already closed due to the monsoon season, but fret not, Desaru is an all-year-round ideal beach holiday destination in Johor that you can consider for romantic getaways, family vacations and corporate trips. 

Fish Fong

I didn’t have time to take a dip in the sea but at least I managed to squeeze some time in for a walk at the beach after breakfast. The experience was wonderful. Kicking the cooling sea waters and watching the sand beneath my feet being washed away by the waves…Most importantly, NO dirty tar on the beach. THANK GOODNESS.

Sophie Leow

“Desaru” means “Village Of Casuarinas” or palms. A malay word “Desa” which means village and “Ru” is the local name for Casuarinas. While Desaru may not be as secluded as it used to be, there is still an unspoiled and unmistakable pristine nature that is worth exploring.

Lwin Wen Li

Nearby Attractions

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is a family water theme park that is part of Desaru Coast. Desaru Coast is a premium integrated destination that offers resorts and villas, a riverside dining haven, a conference center, golf courses and a waterpark.

Desaru Fruit Farm

Desaru Fruit Farm is a 180 acres well maintained tropical fruitland located in Kota Tinggi district, Johor. It was awarded Malaysia’s “Best Agro- Tourism site” in 2006 and Innovative Tourism Attraction – Agro Tourism Conservation in 2010 by Malaysia Tourism Awards.

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum

The Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum is located in Tanjung Balau, Johor. It was opened at 1992. The museum is part of a development project in the local fishermen’s village at Tanjung Balau. It is the best place for visitors to learn a thing or two on the country’s fishery activities and its historic legacy.

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