The sand dunes near Pantai Klebang (also known as ‘pantai klebang padang pasir’) have interested us recently since they’re such an unusual thing to happen in Malaysia. There’s so much rain here that just imagining a desert in Malaysia is difficult. So, we planned to go to Melaka for the day just to chill and to stop by the sand dunes.
The first challenge was actually finding them. After checking several blogs and trying many variations of the search we couldn’t find an exact location but had approximate directions. So that you don’t have to comb through all of them yourself here’s a pin on Google Maps that shows you exactly where to drive to.
There is no location marker but you need to drive to the end of this road. When you get near the end you’ll see a lot of cars parked a little way off the road and that’s exactly what you should do too.
The dunes themselves are about a 20 minute walk from there. If you’re there during the day we recommend that you bring an umbrella and a bottle of water since it can get a bit hot. Luckily for us we were there on a partly cloudy day so our walk there wasn’t unpleasant.
To get to the dunes themselves just follow the crowd towards the sea and when the road switches from gravel to sand immediately start heading rightwards. We don’t recommend going straight for the nearest hills since there were quite a lot of people. By walking to the right for 5 additional minutes you’ll get a really nice secluded spot where there is hardly anyone. There’s also a small pond there that looks nice.
This is where you want to start turning right:
Once you reach you can get some really lovely shots but do remember that camera angle skills are required. There is some garbage around plus to make sure other people are not visible. Overall, the results are quite nice:
It’s worth the effort of walking to see something unusual, but only if you’re on your way to Melaka anyways, but to drive 90 minutes each way, it’s not that spectacular.