Recreation to Sendang Biru Beach. There are many recreation places in Malang, East Java that we can visit for our refreshing. They are BNS, Ngliyep Beach, Bajul Mati Beach and others. The scenery of the places are very interesting. Insya Allah you will not be bored for coming.
One of recreation place that I want to share is Sendang Biru Beach. The name of Sendang Biru was originated from Javanese language. In Javanese Language, Sendang Biru means the source of water with blue water. It is not surprising because when you arrive at the beach, you will be welcomed by blue and crystal water.
Sendang Biru is one of beach resorts in the southern part of Malang Regency. This beach lies at Sumber Agung Village, Sumbermanjing district, Malang Regency, East Java, Indonesia. The distance of Sendang Biru Beach is about 69 km from Malang City. It is southern of Malang City and takes approximately 2 hours by driving a car. You can ride motorcycle, a car or public transportation. If you want to feel the real adventure, you can take minibus with the direction to Gadang – Turen – Sendang Biru. The access to the beach is adequate.
However, if you drive by your own car or bicycle, and you do not know the location, please ask directions to Turen when you are still in Malang. After arriving at Turen then ask local people direction to Sendang Biru beach because average all local’s people has known the direction and the path to the beach.
On the way the beach you will find the beautiful scenery along the road that it saves you from the boredom. There are many kind of trees, such as coconut trees, banana trees, cocoa trees, corn, sugarcane, and many others.
Sendang Biru Beach becomes a potential tourist destination in Malang City. As the connector to Sempu Island, you will find so many boats along the beach. Although it faces directly to Indian Ocean, the waves of water is not big and you can swim safely. Sempu Island becomes the barrier of powerful waves and that is why you still can do water activities.
Sendang Biru Beach is also popular for fish market. Thus, as you visit the beach, you can buy fish or other marine creatures that are still fresh. As the fishermen landing to the coastline, they will go directly to the market. The consumers can hunt crab, tuna, fish, squids, and many others. When the waves are high, the price is higher. Tuna become an icon of Sendang Biru Beach. Thus, you can buy tuna as you visit the beach.
If you want to complete your journey in Sendang Biru Beach, you can rent a motorboat or rowboat from fishermen. In the middle of sea, you can see underwater life. The small fish swim around the coral reefs. It can be unforgettable moment as you visit the beach. The owner of the boats may approach you and offers you. They can take you to cross to Sempu Island. The maximal passengers are around 12 persons. They will take you round-trip. Usually, they will give you their phone number.
The other uniqueness of Sendang Biru Beach is that the beach is maintained by local residents who still keep the tradition. The tradition is held on 7 – 8 Syawal (Moslem Calender). When you visit Sempu Island, you are suggested to bring mineral water. As one of tourist destination in Malang City, you can add the beach into your list as when you visit East Java.