Three and a half years ago (time flies!) I wrote on this blog about Cape Rachado (Tanjung Tuan).
At that time I explored the lighthouse and the beach at the tip of the headland known as Pulau Intan beach.
I went back again recently to look for another beach, Pulau Masjid. Here is how to get there.
After walking on the tarmac road through the forest from the main gate for about 10 minutes you will see a path leading off to the left.
Take that path which starts off as a concrete pavement with railings and later turns into a jungle track.
It only takes another ten minutes or so to descend to the beach. On the way you pass a well that looks pretty old, and a short stretch of boardwalk.
Eventually you emerge at the shoreline and you can go left or right. On the right are some shelters and a sliver of beach where a frangipani tree somehow manages to survive.
The better beach is off to the left, overlooking an island, presumably the island that the beach is named after. There are some shelters here too.
The water looked clear and clean but there was nobody there apart from a couple of fishermen.
If you are looking for a peaceful spot away from the crowds on the nearby Port Dickson beaches you could consider this place. Take a few people along with you though – I thought there was a slightly eerie atmosphere here, but perhaps it was just the gloomy weather!