Beaufort Town

Beaufort Mosque

Beaufort, a name that bears the meaning ‘the beautiful fort’ in old French, sits pretty at the southwest region of Sabah. This quiet provincial town is situated less than 2 hours away, roughly 97 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu.

A sister to the Beaufort town in North Carolina, Beaufort is mainly inhabited by the Bisaya, Brunei, Murut, and Chinese denizens. The Beaufort tamu (weekly market) is held every Friday and Saturday. It is famous for its local produce especially the fresh selections of local tropical fruits. When in Beaufort, don’t miss the chance to sample the scrumptiously well-known Beaufort Mee—a noodle dish served either dry or with soup.

  • One of the most popular places for transit passengers boarding to Tenom.
  • From Beaufort, travelers can choose to go to Menumbok by land and then to Federal Territory Labuan by ferry.
  • Beaufort is a fast-growing town situated around 90.5 km from Kota Kinabalu.
  • The Padas River snakes is way through this town.
  • Its only 1.5 hours journey drive from Kota Kinabalu.
  • Padas River (Level 3 and 4) is a famous destination for white water rafting.

Beaufort Town Satellite Image (Click image to enlarge)

How to get there

By bus (from KK)
Price: Price range between RM10 - RM 15 per person.
Departure point: Padang Merdeka (Merdeka Field)

There's no fix schedule bus will leave once it fully occupied

Price: *RM120.00 per taxi

- (*) Subject to changes


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