Pangandaran Beach 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.
A few years ago Pangandaran Beach earthquake and tsunami.
However, the famous beach as a fishing village is still overrun by tourism every big day, weekends and New Year’s Eve. 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.
Calm waves and spectacular sunset views in the afternoon.
Pangandaran has two beaches on the west and east, Pangandaran west is an ideal tourist destination for families that are safe and comfortable. In this area you can swim, sunbathe, cycle and more.
Things to do in Pangandaran Beach
So many things to do in Pangandaran that make you feel comfortable to spend your vacation time.
Everything has been transformed into a more luxurious and instagramble view just like your holiday in Bali.
- Banana boat
This is the first thing I did in 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.
- Dounat boat
It’s the same as Banana, because two of these activites is the best things to do in Pangandaran 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- Go Surfing
Batu Karas Beach is a black sand beach. This beach is the best for surfing. Located in the village of Batu Karas, District Cijulang, Pangandaran Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.
The travel time is about 1 hour from Pangandaran Beach.
In addition, you can play canoeing at 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 services.
Read more here
- Green Canyon Pangandaran
Not only in America, there are also here, you know.
Green Canyon Pangandaran 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.
Read more here
How to get to Pangandaran Beach
How to get Pangandaran Beach is very easy. Even the government plans to revive the railway line.
- How to get to Pangandaran from Jakarta, you take a bus at Kampung Rambutan Station to Jakarta to Pangandaran. It takes around 6 hours to arrive. After arriving, you can use a pedicab, online transportation or on foot.
- How to get to Pangandaran from Bandung, you take Budiman bus to 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 lodgings 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 very popular and busy hotel.
The rooms here 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.
All facilities at Pangandaran are available such as bar, cafe, karaoke, hotel, resort and others. Even 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 of Pangandaran Beach to take home such as food, clothing, miniatures, handicrafts, and others. This might be useful to complete your collection or as a 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.
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.