There are two plublic beaches at Tanjung Rhu in the northwest of the main island. Coming off the jalan Air Hangat circle, the first beach you will see is a very pretty cove. As you continue driving through the serene casuarina-lined road next to the mangroves, you will eventually come to the crescent-shaped beach that is famous for a trio of beautiful islands a few kilometers offshore. Public access to this beach is restricted. The public area next to Tanjung Rhu Resort is now emptied out by resort security by 5pm. The checkpoint gate on the main road is also shut at 5pm.