Monkey Beach

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Monkey Beach is a 6.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Penang, Penang, Malaysia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.6 km Elevation Gain: 107 m Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Please note: the trail to monkey beach is only accessible till the USM research station.

13 days ago

Super fun and challenging hike. They say the trail is “closed” and it has been marked this way for years....note that the trails is still easily accessible and open. Just keep going. There a couple trees to hop over and some bridges with boards missing that you can easily scramble across. The entire hike is accessible and fun. There are little shops on the beach to get refreshments part way through, too!

1 month ago

WARNING: the trail to monkey beach is still, even after 2 years, only accessible till the USM research station. Monkey beach itself is accessible, vendors are present (at least in weekends), and you can swim at this beach. From the boat, the garbage wasn’t evident on the beach/waterline. Looked clean (might be different around the vendor’s stalls). We opted to start at the entrance, hike to Kerachut, took a boat to drop us off at USM, and hiked back to the entrance. This trail is very easy but isn’t that nice as Kerachut. Partial views on the ocean, lots of stairs going a bit up and down again.

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