Watu Karung Beach Pacitan Indonesia

Watu Karung Beach is located in the village of Watu Karung, district Pringkuku, Pacitan Regency, East Java province. Pacitan is one of the cities in the southwestern tip of the province of East Java that is surrounded by mountains and has attractions that are fascinating to visit. Watu Karung Beach has incredible natural beauty with crystal clear sea water, and it has a large rock in the middle of the sea. The beach at Pacitan is a beach which faces the ocean with Indonesia or South seas with high waves.
Watu Karung Surf
Watu Karung Pacitan with The Great Waves  (source Flickr.com)

The Charm of the Watu Karung Beach

Watu Karung Beach or local people call it the’’ WK’’ Beach. Watu Karung Beach is located not far from the Srau Beach which is approximately 45 minutes away. Because not many people know the existence of this beach makes Watu Karung Beach is still quiet and maintained its sustainability. Although the Watu Karung Beach is not so spacious, Watu Karung Beach has picturesque scenery, at Watu Karung Beach you can see views of the large coral rock lined and slightly speckled with green plants. The pure white sand beach is still free from rubbish to make the scenery that is so refreshing. Sea water green areas and clear waters make corals and marine life that are directly visible without having to dive.

Directly facing the beach with this Indian Ocean make this beach has waves so big. For surf lovers, find the beach that has a massive wave and stable is the happiness of its own let alone if the spot is not yet well known by many people. Watu Karung Beach offers world-class waves for lovers of surfing, waves in Watu Karung Beach is able to reach a height of 4 meters. The waves are very gentle no wonder world-class surfers as world champion Bruce Irons interested in trying surfing in the Watu Karung Beach. Thanks to Bruce and his was surfing in Watu Karung Beach made the cover of one of the leading international magazine Waves, there are so many surf lovers very interested and then come to this beautiful place.

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Things to do in Watu Karung beach

In addition to the activity of surfing, at Watu Karung Beach will also find fishing activity. Visitors can also rent a fishing boat for a fishing trip in the middle of the ocean or can also utilize the cliffs lining the shores of Watu Karung Beach for fishing. Not far from the beach there is also a dock full of fishermen boats there are fish sales and offering the catch from the fishermen. The perfect time to enjoy the scenery in Watu Karung Beach in the afternoon, which is that often, times the water receded and left some marine life as well as a great rock in a few holes of coral. For those of you who love photography, Watu Karung Beach is very beautifully made object photo at the time of the evening when the Sunset.

Watu Karung Accommodation

For those of you who want to spend the night on the beach, you can hire some lodging in Watu Karung Beach such as homestay and resorts lining not far from the Watu Karung Beach. There are 24 resorts and homestays in the Watu Karung Beach with rates varying from Rp 100.000 ($10) to Rp 5.000.0000 ($50) per night. Building resorts and homestay in this coastal area generally have the Java architecture.

How to get to Watu Karung Beach

With the greater name of Watu Karung Beach, especially the surf lovers, then it is no wonder that more and more now want to come to this place and want to feel the beauty and the sound waves at Watu Karung Beach. Access to Watu Karung Beach itself has not been too easy because it is still limited to public transport that operates towards this area. So if you want to visit Watu Karung Beach, I recommend using private vehicles or rent vehicles is an option that can be taken. Using private vehicles headed to Watu Karung Beach need vigilance and caution because the access road to this place has not been so good, the way that will pass is tiny and narrow, so many holes. Also during the trip which will be taken approximately up to 40 kilometers and there will be lots of sharp turns and a very steep uphill path.

To go to Watu Karung Beach the easiest routes you traveled through the Jalan Raya Pacitan-Solo in going through the bus. Arriving at the fork in the village of Dadapan if you are from the town of Pacitan. And then please take the left lane and if you are from the direction of Solo, please turn to the right or see signposts the way. And please continue the journey up to the village of Candi then you will find a signpost with a two-way street up on who is the line to the Srau Beach while the direction is the downward path heading to the Watu Karung Beach.
The entrance fee of the Watu Karung Beach is Rp 5.000 ($1)/person.

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