Langkawi's many nooks and crannies form a wide variety of beaches. Most of them are along the island's southwest cost, with a couple more spectacular examples on the north shore.
The 'classic' tropical beach at the former Sheraton Perdana Resort
In many ways Cenang beach is the island's main beach, and one of its longest. The beach is close to the airport and has a larger selection of restaurants and bars than some of the other locations, so its a bit livelier in the evenings.
Just south of Cenang, Tengah beach is also large and home to many of the island's newer resorts.
Kok beach in Burau bay is one of the island's prettier beaches. The beach is the site of the Summer Palace attraction at its east end, with a couple of resorts at the west end.
There's not much beach to speak of, but the home of the Datai resort is extremely beautiful.
The beach at Tanjung Rhu is one of the island's most beautiful. It also seems to be about the widest beach, with brilliant white sand.