Indonesia a country with over 18,000 islands and well-known for its thousands of beautiful white sandy beaches.   As such many have written about their white sandy beaches.   I will instead spend some time to share about their unique beaches.  The pink beaches, black beaches, multi-coloured beaches, beaches with waterfalls, unique granite formation beaches, and beaches that extend to the ocean.

Pink beaches

The Tangsi beach is one of 7 beaches in the world with pink-colored sands.  The sand got its colour from the tiny fragments of red coral.   This beach is located in Lombok.  The other pink beach is located at Komodo Island, west of Flores island in East Nusatenggara.

Tangsi Beach of Lombok, photo credits to flickr@celebrityabc

Tangsi Beach of Lombok, photo credits to flickr@celebrityabc

Pink Beach of Komodo

Pink Beach of Komodo

Black beaches

Amed of Bali, Amed refers to a long stretch of coast running from the village of Culik about 14 km eastwards comprising of the seven villages.  It is well-known to divers wishing to dive the USS Liberty wreck at  Tulamben.

Amed beach of Bali

Amed beach of Bali

There are few more black beaches in Bali, the Manggis beach located near Buitan on the east coast of Bali.   The other black sandy beach, the Mimba beach is also located on the east coast of Bali.

Unique multi-coloured beaches

In Padar Island, part of Komodo National Park.  From the top of the hills, you can see 3 colours beaches.  The white sandy beach, the grey-coloured beach, and the pink beach.

Padar Island, photo credits to thrillingtravel.in

Padar Island, photo credits to thrillingtravel.in

Unique beaches with waterfalls

There aren’t many beaches in the world that have waterfalls.  Indonesia happened to have 9 of them.

Melasti Beach

This beach is near Tanah Lot Bali.   A 15-minute walk away from Tanah Lot, head over to the beach after visiting the Tanah Lot temple.

Melasti Beach waterfall, photo credits flickr@janumedia

Melasti Beach waterfall, photo credits flickr@janumedia

Banyu Tibo beach

This beach is located near the village of Banyu Tibo Widoro, District Donorejo in Pacitan.  The Pacitan city is also well-known as  city of 1001 caves.

Banyu Tibo beach waterfall, photo credits to Indonesia-tourism.com

Banyu Tibo beach waterfall, photo credits to Indonesia-tourism.com

Jogan beach

This waterfall along the Jogan beach, it is hidden behind the karst hills, Gunungkidul at the South of Yogyakarta.  The water from waterfall flowing directly to the sea.

Jogan beach waterfall, photo credits to paketwisatajogja75.com

Peguyangan Waterfall

This waterfall is located by the sea in Batu Kandik village of Nusa Penida district. To reach the waterfall, you will have to descend 700 steps. The journey is an exhilarating experience, with stunning views that will leave you lost for words.

Peguyangan Waterfall, photo credits nusa-penida.info

Peguyangan Waterfall, photo credits nusa-penida.info

Sawarna Beach

This beach is located at Gendol, Bayah District, Lebak Regency, in the province of  Banten. This beach offers the range of natural wonders such as the rushing river, lush forest, rocky hills, caves, and more.  It is also good for snorkeling, you can find the colorful coral reefs and various species of tropical fish.

Waterfall at Sawarna beach, photo credits to flickr@alex hanoko

Lenggoksono beach

The waterfall Banyu Anjlok is located in Lenggoksono beach.  To get to the waterfall, visitors must pass through Lenggoksono beach in the village of Purwodadi, Tirtoyudo subdistrict, Malang, East Java, by boat. The entrance fee to the waterfall Banyu Anjlok of Rp 5,000 and another Rp 50,000  to rent a boat.

Lenggoksono beach, photo credits to islahagus.blogspot.sg

Lenggoksono beach, photo credits to islahagus.blogspot.sg

Mursala waterfall

Mursala waterfall is located in Mursala Island part of Central Tapanuli Regency, the east coast of North Sumatra.   You can reach the island in 1 hour by fast boat from Sibolga, or 3 hours with a regular boat.

Mursala waterfall, photo credits to topindonesiaholidays.com

Kahatola Waterfall

This waterfall is in Maluku, Loloda.   To get there you need to get to Jailolo,  then take a speed boat.   Depending on the weather, on a sunny day,  a boat with a  twin-engine boat can take 2 hours to reach.  However, on a high wave day, it can as long as 4 hours.

Kahatola Waterfall, photo credits to flickr@Muslianshah Masrie

Kahatola Waterfall, photo credits to flickr@Muslianshah Masrie

Nambung Beach

This beach located in Lombok island about 60 kilometers from Mataram city.  This unique waterfall phenomenon is created by large waves crashing against the cliff rocks and falling like a waterfall.

Nambung Beach, photo credits to wisatadilombok.com

Nambung Beach, photo credits to wisatadilombok.com

Unique formation beaches

Klayar beach

The Klayar beach is located  80 km away from Pacitan city.   You can find rocks that resemble the shape of sea Flute, Sphinx Rock, and Karang Bolong. Waves that repeatedly slammed with rock and waterfall effect on the walls with white bubbles were beautiful.

Klayar Beach, photo credits to flickr@yopi priyatna

Klayar Beach, photo credits to flickr@yopi priyatna

Belitung beach

Belitung a sleepy island is made famous by the most popular Indonesia movie Laskar Pelangi.   After it got its fame,  the mysterious unique granite rock formation that dots the island became famous too.   The island has so much to offer and is certainly worth spending a few days there, therefore a group has decided to make a trip there this  Christmas.  You can check it out here.

Pulau Batu Berlayar - Belitung

Pulau Batu Berlayar – Belitung

Yeh Leh the Boulder Beach

This beach is located in Jembrana, just off the Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway of Bali.  This boulders that littered the beach are either covered in algae or washed clean by the waves.

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Kolbano Beach

This beach is located in Timor Tengah Selatan regency (Timor island), Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara province.  The beach filled with beautiful colorful stones.  The red, green, yellow, black coloured and patterned stones.   And also the tri-coloured stones of red, black, and beige.

Kolbana Beach, photo credits to Indonesia-Tourism

Kolbana Beach, photo credits to Indonesia-Tourism

Beach that extends to the sea

The unique beach at Maluku, Ngurtafur Beach, Warbal Island, South-East Maluku Regency.  The narrow 7 metres wide and 2km long beach that extend outwards to the ocean.  To get to Ngurtafur Beach, you can take a flight to Tual City. From the airport of Tual City, you can continue your trip to Debut Port where you can rent a motorboat to reach Ngurtafur Beach.

Ngurtafur Beach, photo credits to Indonesia-Tourism

Ngurtafur Beach, photo credits to Indonesia-Tourism

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