A couple of weeks backs, I did a wonderful more than a week-long camping trip. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and will share with members in several posts. In this first post, it takes me from JB to Melaka and then to H&N campsite at Port Dickson.
H&N campisite is pretty easy to find though the sign is a little small. If you come up from the south on J5, you will pass the famous King’s Char Kway Teow on the right. A little after is H&N Campsite on the left. It is a very new campsite and there are not too many trees. However, the campsite is planting some trees and the area is kept pretty clean with nice sitting benches all over. The toilets are kept fairly clean as well and for RM20, it’s a good deal. Do note that there is only one shower room and one WC but there are taps outside the Shower/WC shed.
I park my SUV and set up my awning/tent at the end of the site the farthest away from land. Branches are a bit hard to come by but luckily, I did bring with me some charcoal briquette for my BBQ. As H&N campsite is out on a jutted land, it is pretty good for fishing. Unfortunately for me, the tide was about its lowest during the evening and fishing is out of the agenda.
Sunset is beautiful and as it gets dark, the lights turn on at the beach making it a stunning sight. It was pretty hot that night, about 32, and I decide to sleep in my SUV rather than the tent. I had the fan blasting all through the night even when the temperature begins to fall to 28 degrees at about 4-5 am. There were hardly any mosquitoes that night and considering the hot and humid weather, it is quite amazing. I woke up early at about 5:30 as the breaking of the dawn brings life activities such as birds chipping and motorcycles zooming along the main road. Cook a simple breakfast and saw one of the staffs coming in to open the barrier at the entrance.
The only thing I feel discomfort about and my feedback to the owner is that there are non-campers hanging around during the day and those from the Public beach just climb the wall to H&N campsite. Perhaps some no trespassing signs should be put up along the parameter. I guess one of the reason campers choose private campsite is to ensure only those valid campers are there and not the public. The other thing is perhaps a small light at the entrance and toilet would help.