With a coastline of about 160 kilometres along the South China Sea, Brunei Darussalam is known for its stunning sunsets and idyllic beaches, complemented by its warm tropical climate throughout the year. With an abundance of sun-kissed beaches in the country, visitors can indulge in watersports activities such as jet skiing, kayaking and windsurfing or simply enjoy leisurely strolls and a fun barbecue picnic with family and friends.
A popular weekend retreat, Muara Beach is a family favourite with facilities including a children’s playground, huts with BBQ pits, camping site, reflexology area, 1.2 kilometres walking/cycling track and sandy courts for a game of football or volleyball. Muara Beach is also home to the Brunei-Australia Memorial Site in commemoration of ANZAC Day.
This quiet and untouched beach is ideal for morning jogs, long sunset strolls or simply a moment of relaxation and contemplation free from distractions. With its unique cave and rock formation, this place has some fun locations to explore including sea caves to seek shelter from rain.
Popular among watersports and picnic lovers, this recreational beach hosts a range of watersports activities including jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, powerboat racing, aqua sports training, water skiing and banana boat rides. Visitors can look forward to picnic shelters complete with barbecue grills, resting huts, restrooms, tracks for jogging and cycling, a fitness area and a playground for children. There are also stalls selling fresh food, fruit, fish, handicraft and even pets.
Close to the Serasa Beach is the Royal Brunei Yacht Club (RBYC). With an open-air stilt house design and a private beach area, the club bursts with activities during the weekends and holidays. Club members enjoy the open-air restaurant, particularly its mouthwatering seafood offerings, coupled with the cosy and relaxed ambience for a pleasant escape. Other features include a swimming pool, children’s play area, boating activities, full shower and changing facilities, a large screen TV which can be enjoyed in an air-conditioned room and a mini library.
Located in Tutong, Seri Kenangan Beach is popular for gatherings, picnics, swimming and even fishing. The beachprovides amenities including food kiosks, barbecue pits, a children’s playground, an outdoor gym area and changing rooms. One of its interesting features is a narrow section of land which mimics a spit, sandwiched between the South China Sea and the Tutong River.
This hidden gem is located at the end of the Muara-Tutong Highway, down the road leading to Pekan Muara. Named after its unique rock formations, the beach consists of a long stretch out man-made structure and a seawall that provides protection to the coastline. Joggers and cyclists can often be seen in the area while visitors immerse themselves in the calming breeze and sounds of gentle waves. From the pedestrian bridge, visitors can see Pelong Rocks and Champion Offshore Oilfield in the horizon.
Perfect for a late afternoon stroll or a quick refreshing swim, this private beach is owed and run by The Empire Brunei. Treat yourself to breathtaking views of the South China Sea at the immaculate The Empire Brunei Beach. Alternatively, guests who are looking for an adrenaline rush can go for canoeing, kayaking or jet skiing, with equipment all provided by the hotel.
Established in 1929 and located in Kuala Belait, the Panaga Club is owned by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd with a diverse array of social, sports and leisure facilities. Watersports buffs will enjoy activities such as dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The Kuala Belait Boat Club is a part of the Panaga Club and offers cruising, diving, power boating, fishing and rowing.
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