From Kuantan, head north for about 2 hours. Once you see the entrance to Awana Kijal Beach, Golf & Spa Resort, go a little further up for another 3 minutes. There is a signboard showing you where to turn-right into Kemasik beach.
This beach is very popular among the locals. While it is not appropriate to compare it to the beach of the highly popular islands of Terengganu, namely Pulau Redang, the Perhentians and Pulau Lang Tengah, the beach does have its own charm.
The light-orange sands are fairly soft, with the sea breeze gently sweeps away through your face. In the evening, there are a few locals coming here to play beach soccer or volleyball. There are also 2-3 food stalls selling local delicacies such as fried keropok lekor and fried cuttlefish.
One can also go swimming here, particularly at the right-hand side of the beach between the two huge rocks which make into a so-called private swimming pool and lovely beach. Nearby one can also view the rustic fishing village at the river mouth of Kemasik River.
A nice and peaceful beach, with spectacular rock formations.