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Air Papan Beach
 Where to stay

 1. Embassy Hotel (Johor)
 2. Homestay Kampung Air Papan Laut
 3. Fishing Bay Resort
 4. Sanggar Srikandi Resort
 5. Felda Residence Tanjung Leman

 Where to dine

 1. Restoran Selera Rasa Kampung
 2. Restoran Makanan Laut Wawasan
 3. Restoran Wan Siti

" Facing Pulau Setindan, the long stretch of beach is the venue for the annual Pesta Air Papan (Air Papan Festival) held every May 1."

Air Papan is synonymous with Pesta Air Papan (Air Papan Festival), which is  held annually on May 1.  Each year, the event draws a huge number of local tourists to join in the fun and games.  The flat and wide 3km-long beach is perfect for hosting various traditional games and cultural performances, as well as food and craft fairs. 

Located about 12km north of Mersing, this beach is popular among picnickers especially on weekends and public holidays.  They can swim in its blue water, play games on its wide beach or just sit back and relax under the shade of trees that line the beach. From here, one can see the faint bluish silhouette of Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tioman and Pulau Tengah, as well as smaller islands nearby such as Pulau Batu Gajah and Pulau Setingan.

There are some rows of food outlets offering local delicacies, with some shops selling beach wears and souvenirs. There are parking spaces for visitors, with vendors of sea sports equipment providing rental services. Public toilets and bathing facilities are also available for a small fee.

There is a number of resorts with traditional Malay wooden architecture, some of which have been operational for more than 20 years.

Here in Air Papan, beach games, swimming, boating and picnicking are some of the main activities. The sandy beach is equipped for group activities like team-bonding, family days and family retreats.

To get there, head for Mersing town and travel up north for another 9KM. Then turn right, passing through paddy fields for 5KM.

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Last viewed - April 17, 2014
 
Getting there
From Mersing, take the coastal road north towards Kuantan.  Air Papan is only about 10 minute's drive from Mersing.
User recommendation

"a very clean beach"   by simon


"Been there few yrs back.. Pantai nya cantik..air jernih sgt sampai boleh nampak kaki sendiri..wanna visit air papan lagi.."   by coolbluegal


"It is Pulau Setindan and not Pulau Setingan. Spelling shd be with 'd' and ont 'g'. 2) Suggest the authorities plant more trees/coconut trees along the beach. Locals like to put mats and enjoy their foods under the trees, and do not go for 'sun tan'."   by Atan Mat Zin


"one of the best seaside on the east cost(without needing a boat to reach it) period..! i always go here every year.. it's like a pilgremage for me.. really love the scenic beach + cheap accomodations and tasty food..!"   by rifdy


"walaupun tak berapa dikenali..tapi berbanding pantai Morib..air papan jauh lebih baik..ketenangan pasti diperolehi di sini..makanan pun sedap dan murah..penginapan turut tersedia bagi anda yang ingin bermalam.."   by Boys r me


"Tidaklah sepopular pantai-pantai yang lain namun Pantai Air Papan memang menjadi pilah utama untuk saya dan rakan-rakan berkelah."   by Eliza Qistina


"Nice beach. Its peaceful there. One of the best place to bring along family n friends over weekends. Not much pollution...quite clean too."   by imran


"saya nak tanya berkenaan resort yang disediakan di air papan beach, tq"  


"memang cantik tempat ni...air die jernih..bagi pasangan yang bercinta tempat ni memang sesuai tok korang.."   by fid


"Kepada sesiapa yang kabur untuk membuat pilihan bagi percutian hari minggu anda, cubalah Pantai Air Papan yang mungkin menjanjikan saat-saat yang tidak dapat dilupakan bagi anda and seisi keluarga."   by mona


"the beach is still clean, no polution yet and a nice place for a quite vacation."   by mislinda


"pilihan bijak. berbaloi. pantai bersih, air jernih dan nyaman. walaupun pilihan di saat-saat akhir. memang puas hati walaupun jauh beratus batu. memang berbaloi..."   by along, ukm


"datang sekali pasti nak datang lagi...."  


"not many people know about this place..but one they knew it..they will surely frequent it.."   by Nawri


"i want to know if i am visiting air papan beach where do i stay something near to the beach or facing the beach any hotel or resort "   by lilly nelson


"You must be there to know by yourself"   by azizah saleh


"peaceful place to rest the mind from the hustle and bustle of the city life, especially of KL!"   by Elin


"The beach seems not suitable for swimming. I love the peaceful surroundings. It must be lovely to watch the sunset in the evening. "   by scalia


"Have not heard about it untill last Dec when I followed a friend from Kluang to this place. Due to its remoteness, there were not many visitors, hence gave us peace of mind. Very relaxing."   by moose


"pertama kali berjalan-jalan di Mersing. pantai air papan sangat bersih, cantik dan tenang. Sesuai bercuti bersama keluarga. Sangat puas hati. "  



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