Pantai Irama Bachok (Beach of Melody)
|| Barchok, 16800 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
This beach is facing the South China Sea with wide and long sandy beach. Pantai Irama Bachok (Beach of Melody)
is popular among the locals and visitors and hence, during the weekends (Friday and Saturday),
the beach will be packed with family and children. It is also a common place to hold concerts
and events. It is situated along the main road of Bachok, Kota Bahru.
Pantai Irama Bachok (Beach of Melody) got its name from the gently hushing sound of the sea breeze.
It's known to be the most beautiful beach in Kelantan and is a common hang out place for families
and friends. The beauty of the beach does not lie only to its clear blue water, but also to the
facilities available for visitors. Apart from basic facilities like motels, public toilets and
restaurants, there are also water sports, boat for hire and barbeque facilities to make your
visit more interesting. Other beautiful beach around the region is Pantai Bisikan Bayu (beach of Whispering Breeze)
and Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach) which are also well known for their beauty in Kelantan.
While you are in Kota Bahru, you should take the opportunity to visits some of the rare museums around.
Among are the Islamic Museum and War Weapon Museum. You should also take the chance to visit one of the
oldest palaces around. The Grand Palace (Istana Balai Besar) has more than 150 years history and is still
standing tall in Kota Bahru.
There are many motels along the beaches. otherwise, there are many hotels in town too.
Most of the Kelantan hotel will cost about RM 100-200 per night and it comes with basic
necessity to make your stay pleasant. Among the popular ones are Renaissance hotel and
Royal Guest House.
If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak highway to Kuantan and then to Kota Bahru.
The journey will take about 7-8 hour drive. There are also express buses running from most
major towns and Singapore to Kota Bahru. Alternatively, fly in from Kuala Lumpur will only
take 1 hour and you will land atKota Bahru airport, which is 20 mins drive from town.
Pantai Irama Bachok (Beach of Melody) is located 20km southeast from Kota Bahru. You can either
take a taxi or catch bus No.2A or 2B to Pantai Irama, Bachok.