The long holiday is coming so you need to prepare vacation plans with friends or family. If you don’t want to travel too long but still want to enjoy Indonesia’s natural beauty, Tuban is the right choice. There are various choices of tourist attractions to release fatigue and refresh your body and mind.
One of the tourist attractions in Tuban district is Sowan Beach. This beach has long been known as a tourist destination that saves natural beauty. Decorated with shady acacia trees, it makes this beach suitable for visiting with loved ones. You can enjoy the beautiful view off the beach under the shade of the trees.
Ticket prices at Sowan Beach
Before visiting this beach, it’s a good idea to look for information about the entrance ticket price or fees that you need to pay. Please note that this beach is managed by 3 different agencies. This makes the Sowan Beach entrance ticket price relatively more expensive, around IDR 5,000 to IDR 15,000. This price includes parking. Prices may be higher when entering a long holiday.
The route to Sowan Beach tends to be easy because of its location which allows access for public transportation. So, you don’t need to worry if you don’t have a private vehicle but want to visit this beach. If you bring a private vehicle and are at the Tuban terminal, follow the Tuban Pantura route to Semarang. This beach is about 40 km from downtown Tuban.
However, if you want to take public transportation, you have to take the AKAP bus which usually says Surabaya-Tuban. Some of the bus companies you can choose from are Sinar Mandiri and Widji. When boarding the bus, you only need to convey to the conductor that your destination is Sowan Beach.
Apart from buses, the available modes of public transportation are colt or len. To use this vehicle, you must be in the Tuban city area. With len, the route used will take you through Jenu sub-district, Jenu forest, then to Glondong Village where there is a port of PT. Semen Gresik. After passing Glondong Village, the next route is to Tambak Boyo District and Bancar District.
When you are in Bancar District, the sign is that you are very close to Sowan Beach, to be precise in the west. The entrance which is located on the edge of the Pantura road makes this beach very easy to find. However, if you feel the need to ask local residents, make sure you ask for the location of the Wood Storage Place instead of Sowan Beach.
If you come from the Rembang area and its surroundings, you need to take another route. Follow the pantura route towards Surabaya. This beach is located about 45 km from the city center of Rembang. The route you have to take from the City of Rembang is in the direction of Pati District, then towards Sluke and View. The next route is Kragan and Sarang. You will arrive at the border of Central Java and East Java.
When you enter Sukolilo Village towards Bulu, you are close to Sowan Beach. Pay attention to the path along the road so you don’t miss the Sowan Beach signpost.
Attractions in Sowan Beach
Your purpose in visiting a tourist spot is to feel the sensation of a new place. Here are some things you can do at Sowan Beach:
1. Enjoy the Beauty of Nature
As we all know, the beach is the right place to release fatigue. Listening to the waves and seeing the beautiful area of the shady shoreline of acacia trees will bring peace to you. No wonder many visitors to Sowan Beach choose to sit under a tree and enjoy the natural beauty around.
2. Play Area
Sowan Beach is equipped with a safe play area for children. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the safety of your children because they don’t play on the beach. Of course, these facilities make Sowan Beach very suitable for all family members to visit. However, you need to pay an additional fee to be able to experience the facilities of this game.
3. Endangered Animal Area
Not only presenting the beauty of the beach, Sowan Beach also provides a special area for animals. Some of the animals that you can find in this tourist attraction are monkeys, phiton snakes and old kaka birds. Surely you don’t want to miss the moment to take a photo with the animal, right?
4. Swim at Sowan Beach
Visiting the beach without swimming is like a vegetable without salt. You are allowed to swim at Sowan Beach, it’s just that you have to pay attention to the applicable regulations. Pay attention to the area that is allowed to be used and the boundaries.
5. Seafood food stalls
After getting tired of swimming and playing on the beach, enjoying delicious seafood dishes really makes your trip perfect. Sowan Beach provides food stalls serving a variety of seafood.
Some of the fun things above you can do if you visit Sowan Beach. So, don’t miss the fun and plan your trip to this beach in Tuban.