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7 Captivating Beaches near Bandung You Should Visit

by Vina Krisna Yanti
Ujung Genteng Beach in Bandung, West Java

Bandung, the city of West Java province is famous for the culinary spots in Bandung and the historical places in Bandung. It’s also popular with its cool atmosphere due to the fact that it’s surrounded by many hills which make the air feels cool.

However, despite its geographical location, Bandung still has many choices of beautiful beaches. The beaches are so captivating that you’ll want to spend more time there once you arrive.

In order to arrive at the beaches, you’ll need to go to the southern part of Bandung or other areas near the city. As your guide, we’ve made the list of 7 captivating beaches to visit near Bandung. Check them all!

1. Rancabuaya Beach

Rancabuaya Beach

Rancabuaya beach is located in Purbayani, Caringin District. It’s a popular beach that once appeared in a popular Indonesian movie called Perahu Kertas. This makes the beach becomes more popular.

The picture showcases you the captivating view of Rancabuaya beach. The seashore is decorated with white sand and rocks here and there. There are also trees that beautify the beach. The water is also blue and clean. Plus, you’ll only need to pay IDR5,000 to enter the beach.

2. Pangumbahan Beach

Pangumbahan Beach

Not only clear water and clean, white sand beach, Pangumbahan beach offers you something that other beaches on the list don’t. It’s the chance to see a cute, old-living creatures starting their journey.

Yes. In Pangumbahan beach, you can find turtle captivity. In the morning, you can sit by the beach, watch sunrise and enjoy the captivating view. In the afternoon, you can participate in the releasing of the hatchlings to the ocean. And at night, you can observe the mother turtle laying eggs on the beach. It’s a full-day tour of fun and experience!

3. Ujung Genteng Beach

Ujung Genteng Beach

Next, we have one of the most inspirational places to visit in Bandung. The ambience is cool and calm, giving you the chance to reconnect with the nature and collect as many ideas as your mind is relaxed.

And if you’re walking around the street to the beach, you can also find many local street food vendors that sell the best local cuisines of Bandung and West Java. Therefore, not only your mind, you can also recharge your hungry tummy.

4. Sayang Heulang Beach

Sayang Heulang Beach

Sayang Heulang beach is one of the best places to enjoy sunset in Bandung. Well, at least near Bandung. This beach is located in Mancagahar, Pameungpeuk District, Garut Regency. The route to this beach is quite long and challenging as you need to drive for 5 hours from the city of Bandung in order to arrive there.

But, of course, every effort will be paid off. The beach is decorated with groups of corals that jutting into the sea. The wave is also calm with relaxing breeze. Perfect place to relax your mind after the long ride.

5. Tanjung Layar Beach

Tanjung Layar Beach

You won’t be able to see the typical beautiful, white sand beach that stretches long before your eyes in this beach. It’s because the coast of Tanjung Layar beach is decorated by corals of many sizes that can be up to 20 metres high.

But this coastline characteristic is the one that makes it unique and captivating. It’s a great spot for photography. And beacuse of its beauty, this beach is usually crowded on the weekends by visitors who want to enjoy the view, camp, or sellers who sell local snacks. Therefore, if you want to have a calmer ambience, it’s better to visit on weekdays.

6. Santolo Beach

Santolo Beach

Located in Cikelet District, Santolo beach is still rarely visited even though its beauty is truly captivating. You can enjoy the view of the beach that’s decorated with white sand and large rocks and clean along with bluish green water.

In the middle of the ocean, you can observe the fishermen who are fishing while on the coastline, there are local sellers selling souvenirs. It’s like a beautiful painting of the locals’ daily life alongside the kind and beautiful nature.

7. Kerapyak Beach

Kerapyak Beach

The last but not least on our list is Kerapyak Beach. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in West Java. The picture really gives you the vibes that the beach is calm and relaxing, isn’t it?

This beach is not so well-known among the locals or international visitors. So, the beauty is still well-preserved and it feels like a hidden paradise. And to top it all, it’s even located in the area of Ujung Kulon National Park, making it very well-preserved and captivating.

So, if you’re asking is Bandung worth visiting or not, then the answer is definitely yes. There are so many places to visit and explore especially these captivating beaches.

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