The main attraction in Port Dickson are the beaches, which you can find along its 16-kilometres-long coastline. Besides the beaches, you can also visit the museums, ostrich farm, and art galleries.
There are numerous beaches in Port Dickson, where you can do leisure activities such as water skiing, snorkelling, banana boat riding and windsurfing. Some of the famous beaches include Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Blue Lagoon, Bagan Pinang Beach, Saujana Beach, and Teluk Kemang Beach.
Visit the Museums
If you are a history buff, there are two museums in Port Dickson—Fort Lukut and Fort Kempas—that you can visit and learn more about the local history. Besides that, you can also visit the Army Museum to learn more about the Malaysian Royal Armed Forces. Entry to the museums is free.
Enjoy at the Ostrich Farm
You can find PD Ostrich Farm near Purnama Beach, where you can get up-close, take photographs, or even race with ostriches. You can also visit the petting zoo that has domestic pets and farm animals; take part in extreme sports, such as paintball and archery; or go to the restaurant and enjoy ostrich meat dishes.
Visit the Art Galleries
There are two art galleries that you can visit in Port Dickson: Alive 3D Art Gallery and Upside Down Art Gallery. Both galleries are trick art museums that feature interesting and mind-blowing optical illusions.
Jungle Trek at Cape Rachado
Cape Rachado, or Tanjung Tuan, was gazetted as a forest reserve in 1921. The area features the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia built by the Portuguese, as well as two beaches—Blue Lagoon and Cermin Beach. Besides that, Cape Rachado is also popular for birdwatching and jungle trekking.
Visit the Turtle Hatchery
For those who want to see turtles up-close, you can do so at Glory Beach Resorts’ Turtle Hatchery Centre in Tanjung Gemok Beach. Together with the Fisheries Research Institute, the resort set up the hatchery centre to educate and create awareness among the Port Dickson community about Hawksbill turtles. The resort helps gather and hatch all the turtle eggs found on Port Dickson’s beaches before releasing them to the ocean in batches. At the hatchery centre, visitors will be able to learn more about the turtles, feed them, and even take part in releasing baby turtles back to the sea.
Cape Rachado Lighthouse
Further along the beaches of Port Dickson, you will find Cape Rachado Lighthouse or Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse. It is believed to be the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia having been built during the Portuguese rule of Malacca. It sits within the Cape Rachado Forest Reserve—a beautiful, quiet area popular for migratory bird watching and short hikes.