30 January 2014
Tanjung (Beach) Aru is the long, flat beach between the Kota Kinabalu International airport and the Sutera Harbour. It looks out on to the four islands off the coast (Manukan, Sapi, Mamutik and Gaya island).
We spent one morning here just sunbathing, reading and swimming; and then left after lunch. It was a lovely, quiet place, although the sand looked a little dirty (oily) in some patches. The water was surprisingly clear and from the amount of people swimming, didn’t seem to pose any health threats.
There is also a small park with benches and places to picnic. The one or two restaurants on the beachfront seemed reasonably priced and good enough for a lunch on the run.
- Take (big) Bus Number 16 from Wawasan Bus Terminal.
- MYR 1.50 each, ask for Tanjung Aru beach.