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Pantai Pasir Tengkorak

Resembling a Pirate’s Hideout, this secluded little beach is found on the northern side of Langkawi heading towards Datai Bay. The Pantai Pasir Tengkorak is also called ‘The Sandy Skulls Beach’ or ‘The Beach of Mysteries’ due to its association with different beliefs and legends.

According to some locals this place is said to be a battle ground once when The Thai invaded and fought against the locals, in order to possess this area. This lovely little stretch of beach brings back the images of pirates to life as the both sides of the beach are bordered with large rounded mass of rocks, giving an impression of a pirate’s den.

There are many other stories linked with this place like some local says that there is an enormous swirl of water that has devoured many unguarded ships, vessels and accumulated skulls of the ship crew. The deposits of bone fragments were found scattered at Tanjung Tulangand some parts of the shipwreck were also found at Pantai Pasir Hitam. Some say it is because of the Siamese attack on Langkawi and the struggle of the villagers in order to protect themselves.

Despite of all the uncanny stories, this beach is one of the favorite picnic points especially on weekends and is rather peaceful and quiet in the early morning hours. The lovely beach, hidden from the roadside, is sheltered by giant trees of Pasir Tengkorak Forest Reserve covering right up to the shoreline. It is a very safe beach for swimming and the sand is soft and white.

The Ibrahim Hussein Museum & Cultural Foundation is the near most attraction where you would also be able to go for a nature walk by following a track in the grounds of the gallery, winding into the Pasir Tengkorak Forest Reserve.

The locals are determined that Pantai Pasir Tengkorak is the best amongst all other beaches of Langkawi island that offers lavish privacy to the visitors.

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