10 Beaches to visit in Jakarta
Jakarta is the massive Indonesian capital which stands on the northwest coast of the Java Island. It is world-famous for its historical monuments rich with cultural heritage and fascinating malls which are overflowed with eateries, cafes and retail outlets. Besides the mall culture, the Indonesian capital is well known for other attractive and fabulous sites. Foremost attractions are the Beaches of Jakarta. Jakarta provides easy access to other islands around Indonesia and therefore, Jakarta beaches are pretty crowded but always filled with a welcoming and party atmosphere. So, why not fly into Jakarta to enjoy one of the most attractive beaches in the world this year? The below mentioned 10 beaches of Jakarta will offer you countless fun, joy and amusement.
The only beach in Jakarta that you can reach without a boat ride is Ancol Beach. You need to drive only 12 kilometres from the city to reach there. It is a beach city. Ancol Beach is one of the best beaches near Jakarta airport. It covers Jakarta’s northern shores. A perfect escape from the bustling city life and enjoy swimming, boat rides and relaxation. Restaurants, shopping malls and amusement parks that are lined on this charming beach draw lots of crowds here on weekend days. You should never miss a ride at Dunia Fantasi. You will love to walk on the sandy shore that sinks your feet. The beachside restaurants are always ready with mouth-watering meals. The best time to visit Ancol Beach is during sunset hours that enlightens your sight with awesome sunset views.
You can reach the Carita Beach that locates in the Banten province within 3 hours drive through Jakarta’s highway. This is a perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and fishing. The most famous underwater photography is another interesting activity offered for Carita Beach visitors. This is a magical place on the west side of Java Island with lots of fun stuff to do and see in the environment. Carita Beach’s waves are calm enough to play banana boats. This is one of the best places for you to spend your holidays relaxing in the seaside villas and accommodation places. The best hours of every beach are the sunset hours. Similarly, one who visits the Carita beach never forgets to stay there till sunset to capture the beautiful scenery of the departing sun. Although Carita Beach was destroyed by the Tsunami disaster, it continues to improve the conditions.
Pasir Panjang Beach
Do you have an idea to spend a holiday enjoying scuba diving and swimming along with fish? If yes, your destination must be Pasir Panjang Beach. The diving spots are always full of clownfish. This is probably the most famous beach on the main island. Although high tides make the sea rough during low tides it is amazing. The white sand is as soft as flour. The incredibly blue waters with sandy bottoms are perfect for swimming. Sunset views are as gorgeous as other beaches. There are places to play volleyball on the beach. The long beach is perfect for a long walk with a long talk with your partner. Indonesia’s favourite rujak salad is sold at the entrance of the Pasir Panjang Beach.
Sawarna Beach is a tourist destination in Banten province that one must visit during an Indonesian tour. It is a natural wonder among the other scenic beaches around Jakarta. The beauty of the landscape is enhanced by lush forests, rocky hills, caves and rushing river. Although some water sports like snorkelling and surfing are carried out colourful coral reefs are well preserved here. Various types of tropical fish flocked around the corals have become an alluring sight among most of the tourists. Sawarna Beach is full of underwater as well as surface water beauty. Its crystal clear blue waters and the sandy beaches are always sheltered with rows of trees. You also have the opportunity to explore the caves which are nearby the Sawarna Beach like Karst caves, Lalay cave and Sika Deer cave. It would surely be an adventurous experience for all of you.
Ujung Genteng Beach
Ujung Genteng Beach is like a hidden paradise in the west of Java Island. This is a home to green turtles that are highly conserved by the World Wildlife Fund who are now bred in captivity in turtle breeding centres. You have the opportunity to explore the growing up turtle babies. The blue-green waters of Ujung Genteng Beach are rich with coral reefs. Scuba diving is the mostly done water sport here. This is a refreshing seashore with a windy atmosphere. The white sand and the clean water are abundant with tiny marine creatures. You will not need a lot of money to come here. The hotels and foods are cheap and the village cottages are cheaper, but their conditions are great and the foods are yummy.
Peucang Island Beach
Peucang Island Beach is a rarely touched travelling destination in Peucang district, which lies within the Ujung Kulon National Park. You need to catch a boat from Carita beach to reach Peucang Island Beach. It claims a rich ecosystem and it is so close to nature that you can even witness deer walking on the beach. You can also feed the wild animals like deer, wild boars and monkeys. You should be careful not to upset the animals though! But finding luxurious hotels in Peucang Island is quite difficult because this beach is all about nature. People log there mostly for the view and atmosphere. So I request you to visit this little heaven without expecting much luxury. But still, you can enjoy a holiday with family and friends swimming, diving, fishing and snorkelling. Anybody who travels here can confirm the cleanliness of the beach with evidence that water is turquoise and the sandy shore is pure white with no garbage at all.
Tunda Island Beach
Tunda Island Beach is another beauty spot located in Banten province. Tunda Island beach houses a rich bed of coral reefs sparkling under the blue-green waters. It pleases your sight. The coastline sheltered with palm trees offers visitors with great relaxation. This is a great place to escape for a short trip with the best spots for snorkelling and diving. There will be some issues if you plan to stay there at night but if you find a homestay with generators it would be super cool as electricity supply is available here only between 6-10 pm. Sunset and sunrise views are amazing from Tunda Beach. Day times are rather warm, energetic and party than night hours which are devoted to resting and hanging out at local food stalls. Sunblock is a must on the Tunda Island Beach. Underwater activities award you with lots of fun.
Pahawang Beach is the paradise of snorkelers. If you want to find Nemo, the cartoon character in real life, you must visit Pahawang Island Beach because; this is a breeding site of clownfish. Pahawang Island is of two sectors as big Pahawang and small Pahawang. Visitors are offered with small cottages to stay. Other than snorkelling you can enjoy underwater treasurers through the crystal clear waters of the sea. The corals found here are transplanted by locals. Exploring the Big Pahawang surely needs at least a foot-cycle but small Pahawang can be explored only by your feet. This is a perfect spot to have a short getaway from hectic city life. Sunset and sunrise views are breathtakingly beautiful from Pahawang Island Beach.
Anyer is a beach that gifts the best views of the sunset as it faces the west. It is located within 150km from Jakarta town. You must climb up the old lighthouse Cikoneng which stands on the coast to capture the best moments of sunset. You will not have a single minute to be spent doing nothing as the beach is always busy with adventurous sea sports like diving, swimming, parasailing, snorkelling and many more. This is a better spot for a picnic but remember to bring your mat with food. There are also hotels, cottages and restaurants for visitors to reside and mouth-watering seafood are always ready to console your hunger.
Among the cluster of thousand islands around Jakarta, Bidadari Island is an owner of many beautiful beaches. Reaching it is easy with a 30 minutes boat ride. This is a perfect place to rest on by getting away from the bustling city life. All the beaches are super clean and provide different atmospheres. You will have seaside cottages to stay during your day out. The cottages are suitable for staying with your family or beloved partner. Many people plan a single day out to Bidadari Island. Enjoying the cool sea breeze and relaxing are the main desires of visitors of Bidadari Island. Surprisingly you will have the opportunity to swim with lovely dolphins.