East end of the island of Java is starting a lot of tourist destinations because it is very much a very beautiful spot. This time it is not the Ijen Crater that will be discussed, but the beaches. Who would have thought that the city of Banyuwangi has beautiful beaches that are not yet widely known by tourists.
1. Bangsring Beach
Location Bangsring Beach is about 20 km from the city of Banyuwangi, precisely located in the Village Bangsring, District Wongsorejo.Ini he one of the best spots for snorkeling in Indonesia. The strong current of Bali Strait in Bangsring Beach is a challenge for snorkeling lovers. The coral reef ecosystem at Bangsring Beach is also to be proud of. Moreover, the sea in Bangsring Beach is indeed quite shallow and allows to enjoy the underwater scenery more freely. There can even see ornamental fish and coral reefs at a depth of 50 cm only. Various types of fish and coral reefs will make not want to quickly finish snorkeling.
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2. Tabuhan Island
Tabuhan Island is a thirty minute boat ride from Bangsring beach. The rental price is around Rp 500,000 with a capacity of ten passengers. Along the way, will look beautiful sea view with gradations of blue to green. But the scenery on the island of Tabuhan that can be many times beautiful, very stunning. Dive and see coral reefs inhabited by thousands of species of fish, sponges, and various other marine plants. The wind conditions are quite fast on the island of Tabuhan make it often used as a place kitesurfing and windsurfing. Not only that, you can also see some types of animals on the island of Tabuhan, one of which is Maleo birds that make Tabuhan Island as a place to immigrate.
3. Blue Bay
Blue Bay is located in Muncar, Banyuwangi and still part of Alas Purwo National Park. Because not many exposed, beach tourism is still very natural. Evident from the color of the clear blue sea water, then this location is named as Blue Bay. Underwater ecosystems are so amazing with the various types of fish and coral reefs that live there.
The Blue Bay is protected by a community called Muncar Rumahku Movement (Rumble). They regularly conduct environmental conservation activities, such as planting fish apartment, coral reef transplantation, and planting mangrove trees. Since there is no ground access to the Blue Bay, renting a boat with a price range of Rp 300,000 – Rp 500,000 is the only access. Come in the morning or afternoon. Fishermen tend not to deliver in the afternoon because the flow of the waves is too big.
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4. Wedi Ireng Beach
Its location is located in Pancer Village, Pesanggaran Subdistrict, about 65 km from downtown Banyuwangi. You can drive towards the Red Island, a tourist destination that is also quite famous in Banyuwangi. About 3 km before Red Island, you will find a direction to Pancer Beach. From there, you can cross using the boats that local fishermen rent.
In Javanese, “ireng” means black. At a glance, the color of the sand on Wedi Ireng Beach does look clean white, but when looked at more closely, there is a mixture of black color found on the sand. That is why this beach is named as Wedi Ireng Beach. Access to Wedi Ireng Beach tends to be somewhat complicated. Your tiredness will surely pay off with the stunning sea views. The underwater beauty of Banyuwangi makes the government plan to hold a maritime festival titled Underwater Festival and Fish Market Festival. The goal is to maximize marine potential while promoting underwater tourism in Banyuwangi.
So be prepared to pay a visit here. (Source. Jalansansini)