Port Dickson is not only a perfect spot for a beach family getaway, it is also an idyllic place to relax, go on a hike, and even observe wild migratory birds in flight.
Port Dickson is a very good option for a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Consisting of a number of beautiful beaches along an 18 -kilometre stretch of sugary white sand, you get your choice of beaches, whether a private or a public one. Aside from lounging in the sand, you can also go for a rewarding hike to Cape Rachado Lighthouse.
Port Dickson is located about a 1.5 hour-drive south of Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Days and Hours
Port Dickson is open to visitors at all times.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission to Port Dickson is free.
How to Get There
You can get to Port Dickson via a car or motorbike from Kuala Lumpur. You can also take a bus to the Seremban Station then travel to Port Dickson by taking a city bus or taxi.
Port Dickson is perfect for tourists of all ages, especially couples, groups of friends, families with kids and seniors, and basically anyone who loves spending a fun day on a beautiful beach.
Time to Spend
Most people spend an entire day at Port Dickson.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Port Dickson is popular among locals and international travelers alike, especially on weekends, public holidays, and on Malaysian and Singaporean school holidays. Any day except for rainy one is a good time to visit as there are many activities to keep you occupied. At the same time, if you intend to go birdwatching at Tanjuan Tuan, the ideal time to visit would be in the middle of March.
At Port Dickson, you can go birdwatching at Tanjong Tuan and observe birds such as eagles migrate miles to escape winter. You can also go for a dip at one of the beaches, head to Blue Lagoon for a picnic, fly a kite on a windy day, have BBQ during sunset, and gather around a bonfire. Port Dickson is also a good camping ground. Golf courses and beach volleyball courts are also available here.
Port Dickson offers a number of food choices. Food fairs offering different kinds of cuisines are available throughout the peak season. A number of resorts offer candle light dinners at reasonable prices. One Port Dickson’s must-try dishes is its chicken roasted in a ceramic flower pot – which guests queue for even under the scorching afternoon sun.
- Small theme parks such as the Upside Down House and Haunted House
- PD Ostrich Showfarm – 15 kilometres away
You can stay in a number of resorts, homestays, and even Airbnb rooms.
Good to Know
Port Dickson is best enjoyed over two days with an overnight stay.