Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Located near Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Tanjung Aru with its orange sand and gentle waves rates as a top beach in Sabah. Stretching for approximately two kilometres (1.24 miles) with a section inside the nearby Shangri-La Resort, locals and tourists regularly come for one of Borneo’s most spectacular sunsets. A large park hugs the sand along with small huts and spots for a beachside barbecue. Dive into the warm water for a swim and to enjoy the views of the tropical shore from the sea. Just be aware of strong undercurrents and jellyfish. Tanjung Aru is approximately six kilometres (3.7 miles) from Kota Kinabalu.