Recreation to Goa China Beach. East Java consists of many regencies in which every regency has special characteristic. One of them is Malang regency. It is not only special because of location on the hills with cool air, but Malang also has abundant natural potential. Moreover, in the Southern of Malang, there are many beautiful beaches, one of them, Goa China Beach or Chinese cave beach.
Goa China beach offers you natural beauty. Besides that, the beach is well-maintained and provides you camping area. The waves of water and the whole area of Goa China Beach are still virgin. The traveler has to through the rocky, slippery and windy road. Besides that, you will see blue water and the breeze. There are so many big rocks at the right side of the beach and steep cliffs. To enter the cave, you have to climb up to the rock with a narrow trail.
Goa China Beach is located in Sitiarjo village, Sumbermanjing Wetan sub-district, Malang regency. This beach is precisely in the Western of Sendang Biru beach. Goa China beach is actually not so famous in Indonesia (although it is one of popular in East Java), but you will not be disappointed with the offering of satisfaction of Goa China beach.
To reach the beach, it needs a bit effort because the access toward the beach is around one km with rocky condition. Thus, if the condition is raining, the road will be slippery. It means that you should be more careful of going the beach. If you start your journey from Malang City, it needs about two hours. Firstly, you need to go to Turen Village and Sumbermanjing Wetan Village.
Along the street, you will be accompanied by limestones. As you arrive at Sitiarjo hamlet, you can take the road via Bajul Mati Village which is narrow and winding. Secondly, you can go through Sendang Biru Village as main road which is more comfortable because the access is quite smooth. As you arrive at the Goa China Beach, you need to pay for about IDR10,000
Activities around the beach
Goa China Beach offers you beautiful panorama. The stretches of paddy field and limestone become the main attraction when you come to the beach. Although the access is quite challenging, but it is worth it because you will see natural scenery with white sand. Even, from the distance, you can see small islands that will give you amazing panorama. Thus, don’t forget to take pictures and record all of the natural beauty in Goa China Beach.
One thing that must be considered when you visit this beach is that, the characteristics of waves that is the billow or big waves that tend to be danger as the south beach characteristics as general. Even, by the carefulness and circumspection, we remain can enjoy this charming and beauty beach all day long, in wetness, swimming and soaking in the water. And also, playing the sand in the seashore.
If you want to relax, you can just sit, drink “degan” water (water from young coconut) and enjoy the breeze and the sound of waves of water. But, you are not allowed to swim because the waves of water are big and the current of underwater is strong. However, you still can play water as long as you don’t go too far from the coastline. In certain occasion, you may see many couples take pictures for pre-wedding.
After doing all of those activities, you can rest for a while at the food stalls. There, you can find traditional dishes and young coconut drinking. Your vacation will be more fun if you visit Goa China Beach with your friends.