Pangandaran Beach West Java is a tourist attraction on the south coast of Java that has the beauty of black sand beaches and white sand beaches.
Located in the southeast of West Java, precisely in Penanjung village, Pangandaran district, West Java province.
Calm waves and spectacular sunset views in the afternoon.
Pangandaran tourism which is famous as a fishing village is still overrun by tourism every big day, weekends and New Year’s Eve. Even though there was an earthquake and tsunami a few years ago.
The tourists come from Bandung, Jakarta or outside Java Island. They use transportation such as buses, private cars and motorcycles.
Black beaches will never stand a chance compared to Bali when it comes to attracting the big crowds.
12 Things to do in Pangandaran Beach
So many things to do in Pangandaran beach that make you feel comfortable to spend your vacation time.
Pangandaran has two beaches on the west and east. Pangandaran west is an ideal tourist destination that are safe and comfortable. In this area you can swimming, sunbathing, biking and more.
1. Banana boat
This is the first thing I did when visiting Pangandaran before I go further.
I want to make my friends feel drunk. lol
We just hold on to the rope in the balloon and they will pull using the motor boat at high speed.
Then they will spin and make the balloon fall.
2. Dounat boat
It’s the same as Banana, because two of these activites is the best things to do in Pangandaran beach by local tourist. However, we only focus on holding on to one string. They really drive a boat motor at high speed, but it won’t make you fall.
However, you will be truly seasick. lol
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3. West Beach
Pananjung Beach is a stretch of soft white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs that are strong magnets to visit.
Located in the southern coast of Pangandaran area which is divided into 2 parts, west white sand and east white sand.
Here, there are a shipwrecks of a Viking fishing vessel that was stranded near the White Sand Beach. The FV Viking ship was stranded after it was bombed by Susi Pudjiastuti (the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) a few years ago.
4. East Beach
The east beach is a place for jet ski and banana boat, even famaous for culinary delights. of course, special menu provided is seafood.
Local tourists ussualy buy souvenirs at the first market for their family.
In the south there is a fresh fish market that can directly buy fresh fish from frishermen.
5. Pangandaran Nature Reserve
Nature reserve and National Park is places that are protected by government.
This forest is a place to live such as monkeys, deer, flora and fauna. Not only that, there are also a number of natural caves and artificial caves built by Japan during the second world war as a bunker.
In this area there are also waterfalls that directly lead to sea. If you are curious to see a waterfall that flows directly to the beach, visit this hill.
6. Go Explore Cave
This is mystical. before leaving, you will be given a flashlight to explore the cave. There are 7 Caves in Nature Reserve.
A unique stone is a stone that is shaped like a male and female genitals.
In myth, if you are a man or woman haven’t found a lover. Thing to do is hold the opposite xxx. lol
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Snorkeling is a fun thing, right? so you will see coral and swim with fish. but, you have to buy bread first because the fish will not come if there is no food.
If you go with a tour guide. You will see large stones and some that will be explained in detail.
8. Go Surfing
Batukaras Beach is a black sand beach. This beach is the best for surfing. Located in Batu Karas village, District Cijulang, Pangandaran Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.
The travel time is about 1 hour from Pangandaran.
In addition, you can canoeing at Pangandaran Nusawiru Mangrove and Skydiving at Nusawiru Airport.
To get to Batukaras you can do it yourself by rent online transportation on your smartphone such as Gojek or Grab or using travel agents.
9. Pangandaran Green Canyon
Not only in America. There are also here, you know.
Pangandaran Green Canyon is the flow of Cijulang river through the cave. This area is flanked by two hills, many rocks and trees. Located in Kertayasa village, Cijulang, Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia.
Here, you can swim in a cave and body rafting.
This is one way to go Batukaras, Batu Hiu Beach and Citumang. So you can go here first before going to your destination.
Citumang River (Green Valley) is a river of clear springs surrounded by trees.
When water flow increases, don’t worry about flash floods. here, you can body rafting to exploring river water for 3-4 hours.
Located in Bojong Village, Parigi District, Pangandaran. 19 km from Pangandaran to the west. Can be reached by renting a vehicle or using online transportation such as Gojek.
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11. Karang Nini Beach
Here there are corals that resemble a grandmother is waiting for her husband. So this beach attraction is named Karang Nini Beach.
Located in Desan Emplak, Kalipucang District, Pangandaran Sub-district.
12. Pangandaran Bamboo Cafe
This is my favorite cafe and best things to do in Pangandaran Beach at night. I usually playing billiard with my friends and enjoying the nightlife.
I don’t know when this cafe was changed, but it’s better now.
How to get to Pangandaran Beach
Getting to Pangandaran Beach without a tour guide is very easy. Even the government plans to revive the railway line.
- If you’re living in Jakarta, you take a Budiman bus at Kampung Rambutan Station. Jakarta to Pangandaran approximately 6 hours to get. After arriving, you can use a pedicab, online transportation or on foot.
- If you’re living in Bandung, you take Budiman bus Bandung to Pangandaran. If you don’t ride with a one-way, you will stop in Tasikmalaya, Banjar or Ciamis. You also can make the flight Bandung to Pangandaran with Susi plane only takes 40 minutes and arrived at Pangandaran airport.
- If you have more money you can use a travel agent services to go.
Price isn’t too expensive, but sometimes change.
- Pedestrian 1 Person IDR 5800
- Motorcycles IDR 13,500
- Vehicles Type Jeep IDR 34.000
- Vehicle Type Carry IDR 65.000
- Large Passenger Vehicle IDR 93.000
- Small Bus IDR 122.000
- Medium Bus IDR 186.000
- Large Bus IDR 307.000
So many hotels in Pangandaran beach that fit every budget scattered throughout the city. Most are on the road along the beach, or in an alley not far from the road. The room is clean and equipped with a fan and AC.
Sun in Pangandaran is a three star hotel and very popular. The room was spacioushere are very competitive in price for the quality and facilities offered. There is a swimming pool in dark blue is very popular with children and adults. The deluxe rooms are normally very nice and there is a large bed with duvet, AC, TV, clean bathroom a bit strange because the floor is made of metal, and the last one there is easy access to the pool. By increasing your budget, you can upgrade to a Deluxe Seaview room types which have views over the East Coast.
Bale’ku offers views of neighboring rice paddy fields and provides free Wi-Fi access throughout the guest house. Fan-cooled rooms here will provide you with a terrace, mosquito net and wardrobe. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with towels. The guest house Is 20 minutes’ drive from Batu Hiu and is 60 minutes’ drive from Batu Karas surf spot. Other facilities offered include an ironing service and a laundry.
Pondok Wayang offers accommodations with a bar, free private parking and a terrace. This 2-star guest house offers a concierge service and a tour desk. The accommodations provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. At the guest house all rooms have a private bathroom with hot shower. Pondok Wayang offers a continental or Asian breakfast.
You can book or see other hotels below for where to stay in Pangandaran Beach via Booking.com or Agoda. wait, and then click zoom in/out.
When it is a big day or national holiday, the price go up and all Pangandaran beach hotels are almost full.
Most areas provide various souvenirs typical to take home such as food, Pangandaran beach style clothing, miniatures, handicrafts, and others. This might be useful to complete your collection or as a home decoration.
Some decoration crafts such as shells and snails, some units are on sale and displayed. These handicraft sellers can be found near the crowd.
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Another product that can be used as a gift is clothing.
You can buy it in all areas. but this is usually by local tourists to give gifts to family or friends.