Tanjung Aru beach in Kota Kinabalu which is located just by the Kota Kinabalu International Airport runaway, has a long history of being the most popular site for local and tourist outing, foodie and the most popular sunset watching spot in Sabah. You ever been in a place with over a thousand people by the beach just to watch the sunset (in the weekend) especially? Well, go and experience it at Tanjung Aru beach.
Other than the sunset watching mission, in the night there will be a food night market just right at it that mostly selling local foods, beverages and fruits.
During the day, the beach is mostly quite and empty, however swimming isn’t that so ideal here due to its shallow water. The other end of the beach occupied by the famous Shangri-La Tanjung Rasa Ria Hotel Resort and the other end is where the airport runaway located. Yes you may have a chance to watch the planes landing at a distance, not right above your head though, it is not like at the Phuket Airport.
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Attraction: Sunset watching, long wide beach, night market, airport runway, Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, skim-boarding, stand-up paddle boarding.
Accommodation: Booking.com / Agoda
Entry Fee: Free entry
Location: Kota Kinabalu city centre.
Getting there: 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city centre.
Tags: Visit sabah, sabah tourism, kota kinabalu, tanjung aru beach, sunset, shangri-la rasa ria resort.