If you love the beach and have never stepped on Sabah, then do plan to visit this land below the wind in the future. There are many beautiful beaches in this state and you can find a few of them in Kota Kinabalu. The closest to town is Tanjung Aru Beach which is located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
It is about 10 kilometers from the city centre or 5 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).
Tanjung Aru Beach
Tanjung Aru beach is divided into 3:
- Tanjung Aru Beach 1
- Tanjung Aru Beach 2
- Tanjung Aru Beach 3
Lots of activities happen in the first beach and a part of it is also known as Anjung Perdana. Foodstalls serving local food and drinks are opened till late at night.
Enjoy coconut and sugarcane juice, chicken or beef satay and steamed peanuts and corn, or indulge in a full-course dinner at the seafood restaurant located there.
– Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide