The Natural Wonders Of Sawarna Beach
Overlooking the vast open Indian Ocean, featuring crystal clear blue water and stretches of white sandy beach, shaded by beautiful rows of sheltering trees, the Sawarna Beach is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in the province of Banten.
Located by a peaceful little village on the south coast of Java Island, Sawarna Beach offers a host of natural wonders such a sits rushing river, lush forest, rocky hills, caves, and more. The beautiful landscape is also shrouded in the myth of “Nyi Roro Kidul”, the mythical Queen of the South Seas, besides being replete with the history of coal exploitation in the nearby areas of Bayah and Lebak.
The tourism village of Sawarna is the entry point to this natural wonder. As you enter the village, you will be greeted by lush green paddy fields, serene village ambience, and refreshing breezes. Rows of coconut and teak trees decorate the village which add to its serenity. Sawarna Beach is located at Gendol, Bayah District, Lebak Regency, in the province of Banten, Jakarta’s neighbour to the capital’s west.
The beach is about 150 km from the town of Rangkas bitung, center of Banten Province.
The beauty of Sawarna beach is truly captivating. Those who enjoy surfing will also find the waves at Sawarna quite challenging. Its barreling waves have managed to attract surfers from all over the globe including those from USA, Australia, Japan, and Korea.
Beneath the surface, the underwater beauty of Sawarna also makes it a perfect place for snorkeling. Here, you can find most colorful coral reefs and various species of tropical fish. Some of the best spots for snorkeling are at Ciantir Beach, Tanjung Layar Beach, Karang Bokor Beach, Karang Seupang Beach, Karang Taraje Beach, and Legon Pari Bay.
Aside from its stunning beaches, Sawarna also offers fascinating adventure opportunities in some of its spectacular caves, such as the Lalay Cave, the Sikadir Cave, Cimaul Cave, Singalong Cave, and Pasir Tangkil Cave. The caves at Sawarna are Karst caves that were formed during the early Miocene period.
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