Batu Karas Beach West Java is a tourist attraction on the south coast of Java. The black sand beach offers a fine view of the Indian Ocean with calming natural life and one of the perfect places for a vacation or learning surfing on Java Island.
Located in Batu Karas village, Cijulang sub-district, Pangandaran district, West Java Province, Indonesia.
Batukaras tourism is a quiet place that is the goal of your vacation when compared to Pangandaran Beach.
This beach is the flattest with a small bay, so surfers don’t have to paddle too far to reach.
Sometimes they call Small Bali.
Three Batu Karas surf spots are commonly known to surfers, Karang, Legok Pari, and Bulak Bunjuk.
Legok Pari is a favorite surf spot for beginners because the waves are not too high.
For professional surfers, they choose Bulak Bunjuk as their favorite spot. This wave is long and high.
The dry season is the perfect season for visiting Batu Karas Beach.
Things to do in Batu Karas Beach
There aren’t so many things to do here. Some people choose to swim and playing water games such as jet ski, banana boats, donut boats, and surrounding fishing villages.
How to get to Batu Karas Beach
If you stay in Pangandaran Beach and then wanna be a solo travel/backpacker.
The first time, you have to go to Pangandaran station. Take transportation public to Cijulang destination. Then, take a blue-colored Angkot (public minivan).
When you get there, take a motorcycle taxi.
The shortest way from Cijulang to Batukaras beach (about 20 minutes) is via a bamboo bridge.
A practical way from Pangandaran Beach to Batu Karas can use online transportation such as Gojek. Approximately 1 hour for a distance of 34 km from Pangandaran. Sometimes you lived in a hotel that offers a service like this.
Along the way before arriving at Batu Karas Beach. You will see Batu Hiu Beach and Green Canyon Lake. From Green Canyon to Batukaras about 12 km.
- Person Rp. 5,800
- Motorcycle Rp. 13,500
- Jeep Vehicle Type IDR 34,000
- Vehicle Type Taken IDR 65,000
- Large Passenger Vehicles IDR 93,000
- Small Bus IDR 122,000
- Medium Bus Rp. 186,000
- Large Bus Rp. 307,000
Batu Karas Accommodations
There are many cheap hotels, homestays, surfing board rentals for you to choose from.
1. Sunrise Resort Batukaras
Sunrise Resort Batukaras features a shared lounge, a garden, and a sun terrace with a swimming pool and Asian breakfast in Batukaras. Among these properties, the facility is a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, and free Wi-Fi.
There is free private parking, and the property provides a paid airport shuttle service.
All guest rooms are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a safety deposit box. Guest rooms at Sunrise Resort Batukaras feature air conditioning and a closet.
2. Amazon Bungalow & Cottages
Amazon Bungalow & Cottages presents a cozy stay and offers free on-site parking space for guests who drive.
Rooms at Amazon Bungalows & Cottages are air-conditioned and fitted with a seating area, a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower facility. Towels and linens are also provided.
3. Anik Homestay Batukaras
But if you have a low budget. You can choose Anik Homestay Batukaras provides a shared lounge and free WiFi.
All units have a terrace with garden views, a kitchen with a dishwasher, and a shared bathroom with a bidet. There are a seating and dining area in some units.
A buffet breakfast is available daily at the family stay.
However, I prefer to camping or stay in people’s homes. Enjoying the waves hit the coral and the night breeze on my body.
I hurriedly made a bonfire for grilled fish sprinkled with oyster sauce.
We tell silly stories of, uh, a free glass of beer.