6 Beaches In Padang That Must Be Included In Your Holiday List
When planning a beach tour in Indonesia, the Island of the Gods is often the main destination of many tourists. Actually, the natural scenery that is served by the beaches in other cities is no less interesting to visit Call it the beaches in the city of Padang. Besides being famous for its culinary wealth, Padang also has the charm of marine tourism that is still beautiful and quiet. It is suitable for you who crave a destination for relaxation.
For those who are curious, Traveloka has prepared a complete list of beaches in Padang that are worth your visit. Come, see the review!
1. Padang Beach
Padang Beach is a beach located in an urban area, precisely in West Padang District. Known as Taplau (Tapi Lauik) which means waterfront, this beach has a long coastline and the iconic inscription “Padang Beloved City” on one side. From Minangkabau International Airport, you only need to travel a distance of 23 km or 30 minutes by car to get to this beach.
For culinary lovers, there are a variety of traditional foods that you can taste along the beach. Some of them are lontong pical, roasted corn, salad, satay, and fresh sea fish caught by local fishermen. While on this beach, don’t forget to take a picture in the monument that reads “Padang City” which is a favorite of tourists.
2. Bungus Beach
Located in Kabung Bay, 20 km south of Padang, Bungus Beach offers visitors a beauty and tranquility. Surrounded by hills and white sand, the atmosphere at the beach is more comfortable. Uniquely, when viewed from above, this coastline resembles a beautiful crescent shape.
To be able to see the beach view from above, you can try paragliding that is rented by the local community. Other activities that are not less exciting to do are to tour around the beach while enjoying the breeze, and rent a fishing boat.
3. Air Manis Beach
Besides being a favorite of local tourists, Air Manis Beach is also a favorite destination for foreign tourists. The attraction of this beach is the low waves against the beautiful scenery of Mount Padang. In addition, around the beach there is also a small island called Pisang Kecil with an area of 1 hectare that you can explore on foot.
Another object that cannot be missed on this beach is the stone statue of Malin Kundang. In the legend of the local community, the stone is believed to be the figure of Malin Kundang who resembles a prostrate boy facing the ground because he was cursed by his mother. Not far from the statue, you can also find scattered stones that are believed to be broken pieces of the ship Malin Kundang.
Another beach that you can find in the city of Padang is Nirvana Beach. It is located only 14 km from the center of the capital city of West Sumatra. The beauty of this beach has been famous since the Dutch colonial era. From Nirwana Beach, you can see ships leaning in and marching at the Port of Teluk Bayur.
The trees on the coast of Nirwana Beach also add a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere. Especially when the beach water begins to recede, tourists can see a small coral around the beach. Not to forget, the beautiful sunset atmosphere you must watch while visiting this beach.
5. Pasir Jambak Beach
Another beach in the city of Padang is Pasir Jambak Beach, which is located about 20 km from the city center. To get to this beach, you have to pass the highway Padang – Bukittinggi. The attraction of Pasir Jambak Beach is its beauty and unspoiled natural beauty.
The clarity of sea water and its white sand are also special features on this beach. To be more exciting, try to sunbathe or enjoy the beauty of the beach in the afternoon while drinking coconut water.
6. Pasumpahan Beach
As the name suggests, this beach is located on Pasumpahan Island, Bungus Subdistrict of Teluk Kabung. Interestingly, you can take a speedboat to Pasumpahan Beach from Bungus Bay while looking at the beautiful sea views. Besides that, not far from Pasumpahan Island, Sikuai Island can be explored after enjoying the Pasumpahan Beach.