Sematan is a small coastal fishing village located on a narrow western strip of Sarawak and is in the Lundu Division.
Situated 107 km northwest of Kuching, Sematan is an idyllic beach town and noted as the beginning point for the Pan Borneo Highway which continues through the major towns of Sarawak on its way north to Brunei and Sabah. It’s also a gateway to locations around Southwest Sarawak.
Initially established as a trading outpost, the small fishing village is sandwiched between the Indonesian border and the South China Sea. It faces a beautiful bay lined with a waterfront promenade and a long concrete pier juts out into the sea.
At northern end of Sematan waterfront promenade are some stilt houses. The sandy beach is stretch all the way to Tanjung Datu, the very tip of Sarawak.
Pulau Talang Kecil, part of the Talang-Talang Satang National Park is located not too far off the coast of Sematan.
Gateway to locations around Southwest Sarawak