The long sandy beach of Pantai Merdeka (Merdeka Beach) is popular among locals and is a great place to relax, have a picnic with the family or try your hand at some watersports. It can be reached via the Sungai Petani South Exit Highway Toll and is about 28km away. From the beach, visitors can also hop onto a boat and take a short trip over to Tanjung Dawai, which is located across the river. Rushing through this corner of Kedah is the last thing you need to do, so if you’re finding it rather tough to peel yourself away, there’s always the Merdeka Beach Resort to retire to for the night.
Address: Pantai Merdeka Kota Kuala Muda Kedah 08500 Malaysia