Location: Jl. Metro Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Merdeka, Tamalate, Makassar City, South Sulawesi 90224
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HTM: IDR 10,000 / person
Open and close: 07.00-24.00
When talking about beach tourism in Makassar City, of course, many of us immediately think of Lossari Beach. But, not only Lossari Beach is famous for its beauty in Makassar. This beach is named Akkarena.
Akkarena Beach is now a beach tourism destination for the local community. The panorama around and the ecosystem on Akkarena Beach has attracted visitors, especially those who bring their families including children. This beach is perfect as a place to spend time with family.
Not only that, this place is also popular as a location to see the beautiful sunset in the South Sulawesi region. So it is not surprising that in the late afternoon visitors still flock to this place.
Visitors who come are not only tourists but also many workers stop by here after work to unwind. According to the news, this beach is also used as the location for the Melasti ceremony or self-purification of Hindus in Makassar, South Sulawesi.
Besides that, its location is very strategic because it is close to the city center of Makassar as well as popular tourist locations such as the floating mosque and Fort Rotterdam which are full of mysteries, making it a popular destination to spend free time.
In the past, the name of Akkarena beach was Tanjung Bunga and its location was between 3 headlands belonging to Makassar named Tanjung Bayang and Merdeka. These three headlands are one of the many tourist charms of Makassar’s pride.
The name Tanjung Bunga changed because it was taken over by a contracting company from South Sulawesi. The company then carried out development on an area of ?? 10 ha and added various facilities including a playground, restaurant, hotel, cafe and lounge, various water rides, MVP etc.
Most of the Tanjung Bunga area is a swamp and the sea coast and then reclaimed it into various public facilities, roads, housing, commercial to non-commercial buildings.
Meanwhile, Akkarena Beach tourist attractions are under the auspices of PT. Gowa Makassar Tourism Development and its management is under the Tanjung Bunga Town Management. Although naturally Akkarena Beach has formed itself, it is not easy to make it a tourist spot because it requires a large concept and capital.
Before being managed and functioned as a tourist spot with various facilities, this beach was classified as unkempt. However, since the development of the residential area and the Tanjung Bunga business area, this area is now transformed into one of the beach tourism paradises in Makassar City which is most visited by tourists and local residents.
Various facilities and good governance make this marine tourism ojek has a lot of enthusiasts. The reclamation has made this place even more attractive and beautiful. In fact, its management and infrastructure are far more beautiful than Lossari Beach, which is located quite close to here.
The location of Akkarena marine tourism object is not only close to Lossari beach but also close to the Trans Studio Makassar shopping mall. The location of Akkarena beach in Makassar is at JL. Metro Tanjung Bunga Makassar which is only 10 minutes from the heart of Makassar city.
Price of admission
Not only are various modern facilities available, this place is also supported by security with good standard service operational procedures. So that it makes visitors who come feel more comfortable and of course safe.
There are two access entrances and exits and are guarded by officers, allowing the manager to observe the visitors who come. Htm of Rp. 10,000 for adults and children Rp. 5,000.
As for the parking fee for motorbike users, the parking fee is Rp. 5,000 and a car for Rp. 10,000. Apart from the beach location, there are also various outdoor facilities but they require additional fees if you are interested.
Here is indeed the best sunset viewing location so many visitors come in the late afternoon. However, what if you don’t come in the afternoon? Of course, it would be better because the managers have provided lots of rides such as jetsky and banana boats. You can try these water rides in the afternoon or evening.
The beach here has black sand, but the water is clear enough so that visitors can swim right away, just wear the appropriate clothes and just ‘byurrr’ just drop by. When you are satisfied playing with sea water, a bathroom is available to rinse and change clothes.
When your stomach starts to get hungry after playing beach water, there are restaurants and cafes with a romantic atmosphere located near the park. If you are lucky, the cafes and restaurants here often have live jazz music and it will certainly make your evening more memorable. You can ask about the live music schedule directly with the cafe management.
Akkarena Beach area is quite wide and has a pier which is 150 m long and 5 m wide. This is where visitors usually enjoy the panoramic view around the beach, especially just before sunset. This pier is also still used as a support for tourist boats, which each end has chairs and tables.
This pier on Akkrena Beach has the nickname ‘Dermaga Cinta’. This pier is not crowded and is suitable as a location to enjoy the panoramic beauty of Akkrena Beach because it functions only for the needs of tour boats on Akkarena beach.
Towards the afternoon the pier is getting more crowded because many people spend the afternoon here watching the sunset with their partners or colleagues. The atmosphere of the dock towards Malang is even more romantic because it is decorated with decorative lights. Many visitors take pictures or photos here to immerse the moments, especially when the sunset.
Apart from cafes and restaurants with various interesting menus such as the mandatory menu for visitors who come, namely young coconut ice and fried banana with chocolate or cheese flavor, there are many choices of dessert menus or other main courses. The management here is very good, including the facilities provided.
There are various outbound rides, fly spots, canoes and water boxes which are also provided for rental tires and buoys. What’s interesting about this tourist spot is the existence of quality meeting room facilities with choices of small and large sizes. For business people who are bored with ordinary meeting rooms, you can try a meeting with a beach atmosphere.