One of the big cities in South Sulawesi which is quite popular is Makassar. There are many hidden natural charms called paradise on earth, from beaches, waterfalls, to well-managed gardens.
The beach seems to be the most preferred tourist attraction in Makassar and the surrounding area. In addition to seeing the open sea is calming, they can play in the water as well. The following are beaches in Makassar that you can explore while on vacation there.
- Losari Beach
Losari Beach is the most popular tourist icon in Makassar among tourists because of its beauty, especially when the sun goes down. There is not as much sand on this beach as on other beaches, but there are internet facilities that pamper visitors.
Losari beach location is on Jalan Penghibur, west of Makassar City, which is open every day for 24 hours and no entrance ticket for tourists.
- Indah Kuri Beach
The next beach attraction is Kuri Indah Beach. This beach is also often referred to as Kuri Marusu Maros Beach, which has clear white sand. Uniquely, you can see the mangrove forest around the coast to prevent seawater from rising too high.
The view of the sunset here is also its main advantage. Moreover, the rural atmosphere of the beach gives more beautiful scenery. The location is on Jalan Pattene, Sudiang.
- Akkarena Beach
Another beach is Akkarena Beach, which has a recreation area that can visit with a predetermined entrance fee. For those who want to enjoy the beach view too, this place is indeed a business area and a residential area of Tanjung Bunga in Makassar.
This beach is close to the Trans Studio Mall and the GTC Mall, precisely located on Jalan Metro Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Merdeka.
- Kodingareng Keke Island
The beautiful island in Makassar called Kodingareng Keke Island is uninhabited and famous for its marine tourism. There are many motorboats and boats offered for visitors to get to the location.
This island has beautiful beaches and can be reached from Losari Beach and close to Fort Rotterdam. The address is Ujung Tanah, P Kodingareng.
- Kapoposang Island
We are still discussing a beautiful island destination in Makassar. Although the name is not as popular as other islands, Kapoposang Island has a genuine natural beauty, especially for tourists and visitors who do a lot of marine tourism.
Kapoposang Island is also known as a beautiful place for fishing, snorkeling, and diving. The location is in the Spermonde Islands.
- Dungan Island
You can see the open sea with preserved natural beauty and white sand on Dutungan Island. There are boat rentals to Dutungan Island with the costs around Rp. 50,000, which takes only 30 minutes.
The location is in Cilellang, Mallusetasi, Barru Regency. There is a myth that says this island is quite haunted, but its beauty is worth exploring.
- Takabonerate Marine Park
Even though it is quite far from Makassar City, Takabonerate Marine Park is a must-visit because of its extraordinary underwater natural beauty. This marine park has become a tentative UNESCO world heritage site and a famous marine tourism icon in South Sulawesi.
Takabonerate Marine Park is located in the Selayar Islands. This park is ranked as the third-largest coral atoll in the world. Of course, as Indonesians, we should be proud, right?
- Tanjung Bira Beach
Tanjung Bira has a distance of about 200 KM from the city of Makassar, one of the marine tourism destinations and excellent for divers. This beach in Tanjung Bira has white and super-fine sand, complemented by natural wealth under the sea.
The location is on Jalan Tanjung Bira, Connect Java, Mamajang. You can see the beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Also, with the depth of the sea at Tanjung Bira, we can see three colors of seawater because it is crystal clear.
- Galesong Beach
This beach is located in the tourist area of Galesong supported by many facilities, accommodation for those who like fishing, and rental of boats or fishing boats with a duration of 2 hours.
Galesong Beach is located in Sampulungan Hamlet, Sampulungan Village, precisely in North Galesong District. Some people also call it Galesong Takalar Beach.
- White Screen Beach
It is too shameful about Layar Putih Beach that there are no facilities available. But should not underestimate its natural beauty. You can take pictures with several foregrounds that can capture. Even the visitors who come must like seeing the sunset.
The location of the White Screen Beach is in Tanjung Merdeka, Tamalate. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from the city center. Don’t forget to bring lunch so you can enjoy it when you arrive at the beach location.
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