As its name suggests, the beach is inhabited by monkeys of the Crab-eating Macaque species. A variety of fauna and flora can be found within the park including green turtles, flying squirrels, flying lemurs and over 150 species of birds. On the beach itself, the White-bellied Sea Eagle can often be spotted.
The beach can be reached either by a one and a half hour hike along the coast or by a short boat ride from the park entrance. The calm bay of Monkey Beach is considered safe for swimming, unlike many beaches on the island that are infested with jellyfish. A further half an hour uphill hike from the beach will take visitors to the scenic lighthouse.
Total: 4 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)
8:45 hotel pick up
9:45 quick stop at Penang National Park and take a 30-minute boat ride
10:15 reach Monkey Beach
12:00 BBQ lunch
12:45 hotel drop off