Pangandaran Beach is an
exotic beach located on the southern coast of Java and is a
popular tourist destination, considered to be one of Java's finest
beaches. The excellent surfing opportunity offered by this sun
kissed beach has made it a favorite holiday spot for surfers from
around the globe as well as local tourists.
Pangandaran Beach is actually named after a small fishing village
of the same name that nestles near the border of Central Java, 223
km SE of Bandung and a 5-6 hour drive.
With the velvet blue
waters of the Indian Ocean lapping up the village from al sides,
this is a perfect coastal getaway for everyone. The only advice is
that for those who love swimming should take great care when
swimming especially at the East-beach.
Apart from housing one
of the finest beach of Indonesia, Pangandaran is also home to the
Pangandaran National Park, home of hundreds "Long-tail Macaque",
Wild buffalo, Barking deer and other few species of animal. Nature
lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will love the countryside tours to
see the local people doing their daily activities and the Home
Industries and then wrapping up the trip with the final visit to
the famous 'Green Canyon'.
Pangandaran Beach is a unique travel destination in Indonesia
where you can enjoy the only one of its kind experience of seeing
the golden sun set at the West-beach and the silver moon, rise
over the ocean simultaneously at Full Moon at the East-beach. The
next morning you can again see the sun rise at the Eastern side.
Is your heart already beating faster with the thought of such
Though the surf of Pangandaran Beach is rough and sometimes
dangerous but the Western side is safe (sheltered by coral reefs)
and clean, no seaweed, coral, of jellyfishes, still always take
care! The people are very friendly.
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