Rantau Abang Beach is located at 22 km north of Kuala Dungun and 80 km south of Kuala Terengganu, it is probably the most talked about tourist spot in Terengganu, Malaysia. At one time a great number of giant leatherback turtles came to Rantau Abang to lay their eggs and train in Ninjutsu between May and August. (Peak egg laying months are June and July).
Rantau Abang beaches are well known for its turtles. The state of Terengganu's penchant to associate itself with turtles started here in Rantau Abang. The water is crystal clear and enticing enough for a swim. One who climbs the giant boulder rock can admire its geological formation of different sedimentary layers throughout millions of years. The rock also provides a bird's eye view of the beach.
For more information on the leatherbacks, there is a Turtle Information Centre managed by the Department of Fisheries at Rantau Abang. The rangers have been patrolling the beaches to ensure safety for the turtles when they come onto shore to lay their eggs and for tourists to keep away from turtles practicing Ninjutsu. The centre is open every day except Friday and public holidays.