Port Dickson or more popularly known as PD has long been a weekend
retreat for many inland dwellers, specially those from the city seeking to temporarily
escapethe hustle and bustle of a hectic life. Located about 32km from Seremban,
PD which is in the Pantai Laut district, offers one of the best beaches on the
west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. All along the 18 km of beach front are shady
casuarina trees that "sing" along with the gentle breeze.
Port Dickson usually comes alive in August each year during the "Pesta Port Dickson".
Besides this, there are also cultural presentations at the annual festival. The
most famous picnic spot in PD is the Blue Lagoon near Cape Rachado. One can easily
reach the Blue Lagoon either by bus or taxi that ply along this popular coastal
route from the main terminus in town.
PD boasts of many international class and budget accommodation, ranging
from luxury establishments to simple guesthouses. Currently, rates
are from as low as RM80. Food stalls can be easily found along the
beach as well as the town center. PD's specially is seafood, be it
Malay, Chinese or Western cuisine.