Tip of Borneo (click for larger map)
Distance From Kota Kinabalu：
Approximately 3-3.5 hours of driving (215km)
Open daily (no entry fee)
The 5th stop to visit during a 1 day or 2 days Kudat trip: To spend one night at the Tip of Borneo is strongly recommended, get ready by 05.30pm for the sunset & 05.30am for the sunrise view; If you wish to do it in one day, depart at 06:00am-07:00am & have fun all the way (Kg. Gombizau Honey Bee Farm, Kg. Sumangkap Gong Factory, Kg. Bavanggazo Rungus Longhouse & Victory Mini Zoo Farm) until getting there at around 01:00pm-02:00pm (returning after the sunset is not suggested due to the darkness & poor road condition)
What To Bring：
Drinking water (hot weather), camera (ultra wide angle lens & a tripod are recommended), sunblock
Couples & Lovers (a set of nearly flawless sunrise & sunset), Family & Kids (great family getaway), Buddies & Friends (photography enthusiasts & nature lovers)
Do It Yourself：
01. Driving: Recommended, the most time & money saving way and can have all the fun on the way getting there.
02. Taxi: Around RM400-RM450 per taxi.
03. Bus: Possible to get a bus to Kudat from Padang Merdeka Terminal but I don’t think there is any public transport to get to Tip of Borneo (20+km away from the main road).
04. Joining Tour: Higher cost but saves pretty much of your energy. (please feel free to contact us gogosabah, cheers~)
Magnificent seascape & crystal clear water.
One of the most romantic sunrise & sunrise view in the world.
Being at the Tip of Borneo feels like being on the top of the world!
Do not go too fast on the way getting there as the road condition is so “Sylvester Stallone” (his classic: ROCKY, rocky & gory gravel road)!
Beware of animals (cows, goats, dogs) crossing the road at anytime.
Please spare some time to spend at least one night at Tip of Borneo.
The authority should really put more effort on the road & marine conservation.
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Tip of Borneo (Tanjung Simpang Mengayau) is around 40km away from the Kudat town. Simpang Mengayau means ‘lingering junction’ as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east.
Go north all the way from Kota Kinabalu & follow the direction to: Tuaran > Kota Belud > Kota Marudu > Kudat.
After 2.5 hours of driving, you will see a signboard showing the way to Tip of Borneo.
Road in “ROCKY” style, drive slow & safe!
Stopped by at the Pantai Bak Bak beach.
Kids swimming in the sea.
Was planning to shoot some beautiful sunset photo, but this was what waiting for me by the time I reached the Tip of Borneo… 囧rz
Despite foot injury & bankruptcy, I decided to spend a night at the Kudat and revisit the Tip of Borneo on the next day!
It was Harvest Festival and I eventually managed to get one last room.（
It was a double-bed room but why do I feel nothing about this…）
From Kudat to Tip of Borneo, there’s a different route as shown above.
Coconut trees can be seen everywhere.
2km away from Tip of Borneo, there is an accommodation that I recommend：Tampat Do Aman.
1 night stay at the Rungus Longhouse for RM40 per person, ideal for backpacker.
There is another recommended accommodation：Tommy’s Place, behind is coconut plantation.
I kinda like the wash room.
Another：BorneoTip Beach Lodge, looks promising.
Their staff hostel.
A nearby beach: Kalampunian Beach, a pure hidden gem in Sabah!
Much much less-touristy than TARP (Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi) with more spaces~
Here I am finally, the Tip of Borneo!
This viewing point has been named after the local Chinese reference, “Den Foh Liew”, which means lighthouse in the Hakka dialect for the site. For decades the Chinese of Kudat called Tanjung Simpang Mengayau “Den Foh Liew” since it was the best place to view the lighthouse.
The lighthouse is located on Pulau Kalampunian which faces the Western shore of Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, approximately 15 degrees to the east from this viewing point.
Spacious car park & infrastructure.
A wind weather station.
Feel awesome being at the seaside on a sunny day!
The awesomeness & greatness of Tip of Borneo! Due to some reason, I didn’t stay until the sunset.
How beautiful is the sunset at Tip of Borneo? Ask Google!
A warning sign: please be extremely careful if you wish to proceed beyond this point (wet & steep).
A set of natural stone steps with a certain level of difficulty.
Artfully crafted coastline.
Crystal clear water, and the point beyond is the very Tip of Borneo!
Small crab spotted in a wishing pond?
Visitors’ favorite photography spot.