Thursday, May 12, 2011
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach in Situbondo, East Java, known for its expanse of white sand. Not only that, even this coastal morphology is unique. Curved topography overlooking the sea with the forest background cluster forming a very beautiful panorama. To the north, tourists can see the breadth of northern Java Sea with white lines on the beach. Behind him, the present forest hedge coolness.
White Sands is one of the mainstay for beach tourism destination in East Java Province. This is because of its strategic location, namely in the outskirts of Surabaya-Banyuwangi main road. Tourists who want to go to Bali (from Surabaya), or to Mount Bromo (from Banyuwangi), usually stopping for a rest and see the beauty panorama presented, especially enjoying the elegant sunset (sunset).
Various kinds of marine sports such as swimming, diving, and surfing can be done at this beach. If you are reluctant to swim, visitors can ride a boat to sail and enjoy the underwater scenery. A variety of entertainment such as music concerts and various competitions such as surfing competitions, fishing, and traditional fishing boat races are often held to satisfy the tourists.
In addition, in October the fishermen usually held a ceremony Pick of the Sea, namely melarung food, snacks, and head of cattle into the sea as an effort to beg a blessing from God seafood. At this ceremony is not rare musical performances held Gandrung, the traditional music that is popular in Banyuwangi and the surrounding area.
Sub Bungatan, Situbondo, East Java
Path to the White Sand Beach is easy because of its position on the edge of the Surabaya-Banyuwangi main road. Arena tour this beach is about 174 km from Surabaya or about 4 hours away by bus (public transportation) from the terminal Bungurasih, Surabaya. From the direction of Situbondo, White Sands is approximately 21 km or half an hour's drive from the City of Situbondo. From the capital city of this district, the way to the White Sands can be reached by public transport buses and minibuses sepert.
Accommodation and Other Facilities
For visitors who are not adept at swimming, beach nearby there are a lot of tire-buoy rentals for playing in the middle of the sea. Tourists can also hire a boat equipped with city-glass to watch the underwater scenery. Tourism managers also provide bathroom facilities, small mosque, and some place to rest in the form of a concrete bench that is usually close to food vendors.
In this place also available stalls selling souvenirs such as the replica boat and ornaments and accessories from shellfish. For those who want to stay, in some locations there is lodging in the form of hotels, motels, and inns. But if you want to camp, there is also a special area for camping.