Pantai Batu Rakit is situated about 30km from Kuala Terengganu and are about 14.7 Km from Merang in the north of Terengganu..
Pantai Batu Rakit is famous for its fresh sead food ,the famous keropok lekor , otak-otak and satar, is on the unspoiled shores dotted with colourful fishing boat, beautiful crystal clear water and surrounded by lush green forest.
The scenery at the a lot of fishing villages adjoining to the beach can make you felt peace fully as , here you can see Fishing nets hung out to dry, rows of colourful batik sarongs lined washing lines – flapping in the gentle sea breeze with friendly fishermen
Its like a fiasta when large fleet of fishermen returning from they daily catch in the morning and in the evening.
In some sunny days, the famous Pulau Redang and former Vietnamese refuge island, Pulau Bidong are visible from the beach.
Try seafoods tempura (goreng celup tepung ) at the Batu Rakit beach stalls, the stall serves varieties tempura such as fishes, crabs, squids,prawns, sting rays, bananas, kerepok etc.Batu rakit also famous for fried kew teaw with squid and chicken, try the stall opposite the mosque along the main road.
Pantai Batu Rakit is a popular place, among the folk in the city of Kuala Terengganu and my mother to catch the coming home of fishing boats in the morning for fresh fish, crab and Prawn.
Here also is the place to looks for the stalls by the road which sell the most delicious “otak-otak” and “Satar” in the whole Terengganu and I mean its because I once live here!!
Even though there are many stall here that sell The Famous Keropok Lekor..they keropok is sory to say but not very tasty..
NOTE : There are better place to buy it as The Keropok here cant beat all the Keropok at Kampung Mengadang Lekor which is on the main road to Pulau Redang Jetty and the Keropok Lekor in Losong, Kuala Terengganu.