Pantai Cherating is a beach resort destination 45km north of Kuantan - a 10km strip of sand and surf that features a large collection of luxury resorts, family hotels and backpacker lodges perched along this stretch of the east coast. Accessible along the coastal road towards Kemaman, Cherating's main public area lies within a shallow 1.5km bay next to a cape at the centerline.

Known as Cherating Lama, this a popular backpacker spot where most of the tour activities are concentrated along with hawker stalls and budget restaurants. Just across this hilly ccape at west is Club Med and Cherating Turtle Sanctuary; rest of the beach strip both east and west are occupied by rustic villages and large hotels.