Teluk Pelanduk

Port Dickson

Teluk Pelanduk is a coarse beach stretch about 18km down south from Port Dickson town, after Tanjung Tuan. 'Pelanduk' refers to a local species of mouse deer, the smallest of its kind in the world. This name presumably originates from its abundance within the area, when there was much more forest cover than today. The sea is murky and the beachside narrow, lined with coarse pebbles. Some sections have even been reinforced with stone embankments to prevent further erosion of the shore. While not suitable for swimming, there is a small fishing community that brings in a fresh catch daily for sale, while their boats may be chartered for scuba diving trips around Port Dickson.