Tanjung Aru Beach

Location: Sabah

Location Info

Address: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

District » Kota Kinabalu


Tanjung Aru Beach is located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and is approximately 6 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu city. It is the Tanjung Aru Beach which has a special place in the heart of every local. When you visit the beach, you will find out why is has gained such reputation from the locals. The Tanjung Aru Beach took its name from the casuarinas or aru tress that surrounds the sandy beach. This is the place for people to get the best seats for viewing the greatest sunset on earth every evening when the sun slowly sets into the horizon.


The Tanjung Aru Beach has transformed quite a bit from being hawker stalls to restaurants and beachside cafes. The beach is divided into three sections, beach 1, beach 2 and beach 3. There are plenty of places to eat at Tanjung Aru Beach. Foodstalls here serve food and drinks till late at night. You may opt to choose from enjoying a simple meal of coconut and sugarcane juice with chicken or beef satay or you can also opt for a full-course dinner at the seafood restaurant found here.

There are several activities which you can do here at the Tanjung Aru Beach. You can either take a jog or stroll along the long stretch of sandy beach in the morning or in the evening. There is also a park here which is called the Tanjung Aru Beach Park. It was formerly known as the Prince Philip Park. This is a great place to bring your family for quality family time. You can come here in the afternoon and spend time here till after dinner. There are many other places of interest in Sabah. You may opt to go for a day of Sabah sightseeing or sightseeing in the city of Kota Kinabalu. There are many interesting places such as the Filipino Market which you should visit to buy snacks and sea produce. There are some shopping malls which you can visit here in Kota Kinabalu.

However, what attract tourists to keep coming to Kota Kinabalu is the Kinabalu Park and the pristine beaches and islands of Sabah. The Kinabalu Park is the home of the famous Mount Kinabalu. It is at the Kinabalu Park where you will have the opportunity to view thousands of species of plants as well as animals. This certainly is an activity for those who love nature and for those to loves adventures and sports. At Kinabalu Park too, you can opt for jungle trekking as well. Islands in Sabah such as the Sipadan Island, Mabul Island, Mataking Island and several more are famous diving destinations. The picturesque view and the diversity of the marine life here keeps these coming back again for more. Hotels in Kota Kinabalu are plentiful but they do get fully booked during the peak season. Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.


You can easily get to the Tanjung Aru Beach by getting on the bus with the 'Tanjung Aru Beach' sign from the bus terminal across from the City Hall.