The jungle trek to Monkey Beach starts in Teluk Bahang at the Register Office of Penang National Park. You better leave in the morning because of
the weather. Around 8.30 am will do.
The office is close to the fisherman boats. After registering (free of charge) you'll cross the suspension bridge.
There is a signboard showing the trails to the different beaches. Take the path on the right which leads along the coast. Soon you
come to some toilets and the path will become more narrow. At the right you some remains of bungalows, which where built above the sea.
Now it becomes more worse. It goes up and down.
There are some places where you can take a rest. There are also some cemented bridges over small
ravines. At normal pace, it would take about 2 hours to reach Monkey Beach, but for me it took 3 hours.
After three quarters of an hour you will come to a sandy stretch with a jetty.
This short length of beach is private land of the USM (University). Here is a USM Research station, which is used for botany and other research
on forests. There's also a room used as a turtle hatchery. We tried to visit this station and we did, but we were not allowed to see the hatchery. The jetty is for unloading supplies from Teluk Bahang.
Jungle trekking with friends: Tony and Betty