Pantai Kuala Abang
A unique and quite landscape.
The stretch of beach in Kuala Abang has quite a unique landscape. It has an inner lagoon a few kilometres long and separates the main Kuantan – Kuala Terengganu coastal road from the beach. It is quite an amazing sight to see where the lagoon is parallel to the beach and as you walk on the high side of the beach you can see two water bodies on either side of you. Quite a feat if you can cover the few kilometres where the lagoon begins and ends. However, swimming is not allowed in the lagoon.
Pantai Kuala Abang is located about 10km of the town of Dungun. This is where the leatherback turtles used to swim ashore to lay their eggs and is one of only a handful of beaches around the world on which they used as their nesting sites. Unfortunately today, the leatherback turtles are facing extinction.
Some parts are quite rocky but otherwise you can see the beach stretches uninterrupted for miles. There is also a Turtle Conservation Centre in Rantau Abang, which is open to visitors.