Indonesia is an archipelagic country. This fact endows the State of Indonesia with many beautiful beaches throughout the archipelago. Actually there are many beaches that have the potential to become famous beaches such as beaches in Bali. One of them is Clungup Beach in Malang Regency. Even though this beach is not as famous as Balekambang Beach, Clungup Beach deserves to be included in the list of beach attractions that you must visit in Malang.
Clungup Beach is a hidden paradise which is one of the most beautiful and new beaches in Malang Regency, East Java. This beach is hidden because not many people know the tourism potential. Many tourists who have visited here feel that the beauty of this beach deserves to be appreciated by the nickname “Raja Ampat ala Malang”. Interested? Let’s look at the following reviews about Clungup Beach.
Price of admission
Even though there are still a few tourists who come, this beach still has an entrance ticket. You have to buy a ticket for IDR 5,000 / person to enter and enjoy the charm of Clungup Beach.
This beach is located in a village called Sitiarjo in Sumebermanjing Wetan District, Malang Regency, East Java Province. If you are a tourist outside Malang, you can use various modes of transportation to go to Malang, such as trains or planes to arrive more quickly. If you go by plane, there are various choices of airlines heading to Malang Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, such as Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Batik Ari, Citilink, and others. So don’t be afraid of having trouble getting plane tickets. After arriving in the city of Malang, first you can follow the directions to Sendangbiru Beach.
After that, go to the right, which is the road that leads to Goa China Beach. Around this beach area you have to park the vehicle first. This is because access to Clungup Beach must be traversed on foot to the East along 500 meters. You will go through a path, residential housing, to the slopes of the mountains where finally you will arrive at Clungup Beach Malang. From this route, we can already feel that this beach is a hidden beach. No wonder Clungup Beach is also called a hidden paradise in Malang.
If previously we took the route through the road to Goa Cina Beach, this time we will discuss a route that does not pass through Goa Cina Beach. For the record, this route is heavier than the previous route. When you pass the Jalan Lintas Selatan intersection, you have to turn left and head to Sendangbiru Beach. After about 200 meters, turn right and you will find a rather broad road.
Here you have to leave your vehicle, to be precise at a resident’s house. From there, it is starting to walk along the path that passes through the residents’ plantations, about one kilometer away. Then you will cross rivers and hills and also cross river estuaries. From the mouth of this river you will walk for about 20 minutes to reach your destination, Clungup Beach. Pretty heavy, right? If you like challenges and adventures, maybe this route is quite challenging.
As one of the mainstay of beach tourism, of course Clungup Beach offers a variety of exciting attractions. The following include:
1. The beauty of the beautiful Clungup Beach
Because there are still few visitors who come to this beach and also because of the relatively difficult access, making Clungup Beach has beautiful and original views and conditions. This is quite surprising because not so many people know this hidden paradise that has a lot of tourism potential.
If you want to snorkel but you don’t have the equipment, you can rent snorkeling equipment at a price of IDR 15,000 / person. That includes life jackets, breath aids and of course glasses. By snorkeling, you can be satisfied to enjoy a variety of marine life along with the beautiful underwater scenery of Clungup Beach. Of course this will be an experience that is hard to forget.
3. Sunbathing on the beach
If you like sunbathing on the beach, this tourist attraction is suitable for you because there are still few visitors who come. If you are lucky, Clungup Beach will be like a private beach.
4. Educational tours in the Mangrove Park
In the Clungup Beach area, there are mangrove forest educational activities. This activity provides knowledge about the importance of mangrove forests to the younger generation. So if you bring your family, then this mangrove tour is perfect to do.
5. Explore the Clungup Beach area
Visiting Clungup Beach, you will be able to explore other beaches, such as Gatra Beach, Mbangsong, and Asmoro Bay. So don’t miss the opportunity to explore this beach area.
That’s a brief review of a hidden paradise in Malang, Clungup Beach. If interested, don’t forget to write down and remember the route to this beach. Enter Clungup Beach in your bucket list and don’t forget to look for promo tickets for Malang if you want to save money. Travel safe and happy traveling!