INDONESIA TRAVEL / 11 AUGUST 2016
** THE PINK BEACH – TANGSI BEACH **
Have you ever heard about the Pink beach in Lombok? I’m sure that if you have seen pictures of it, you have asked yourself if the photos were real or photo-shopped :D! That was the first question that came to my mind when I saw the pictures on Google and Instagram.
Today I will end my series of Indonesia travel pictures with the pink beach of Lombok, or as locals call it Tangsi beach. In my last day in Lombok I wanted to visit the Pink beach. The question was how to get to this Pink beach?
This post might be helpful for those who would like to visit this special beach, because it is a hard to find place. Let me tell you guys how you can find this Pinky sandy beach.
Right after enjoying our last banana pancakes in our hotel, we packed all our bags and left Kuta Lombok to start a new adventure. Tangsi Beach is quite far from the main city of Lombok, Mataram. It’s around 3 hours before actually arriving at Tangsi. Although it’s quite far, but I would really recommend you visit this one when you are in Lombok!
We rent a car during our stay in Lombok and it was a good idea because it allowed us to visit many places around. We drove all the way from Mataram. At the beginning is an easy road but the last 10kms of the road are extremely bad. It wasn’t a road at all, just broken rocks. The way was not well indicated and it was isolated, so there were not many people to ask the way.
We used Google maps and according to it we had arrived :D. We stopped the car because it wasn’t a good road to drive in, and walked for almost 20 min. But guess what!! we ended up in a normal beach. It was a nice one white sandy beach but it wasn’t what I was looking for. I didn’t see any pink there!! Fortunately there were some locals chilling in the beach. I think they were fishermen, we asked them about the Pink beach, then they showed us how to get there. We went back walking (20 min, again) to the car and drove to the spot they told us.
Once we were there I was quite surprised, “It’s not pink!” was our first reaction. When we saw it for the first time it looked like an usual white sand beach to us, but when we looked closer we could see that it was pink. In fact It’s not a pinky-pink beach it is more peachy pink in color. The closer to the water I went the stronger the pink got. It was so beautiful.
The beach was quiet, which was awesome, and very clean. We parked the car, took our beach essentials, and headed to the sand. Before going to the sand, in the parking there were so many monkeys 😀 If you ever get there,they will try to take your things so you better watch out haha!
There were also so many trees and swings in the beach. It was very sunny, it was a great day for the beach. Our two friends went to swim and do snorkeling and I just stayed there laying next to my fiance, watching the cliffs that surrounded the beach. If you go to the top of the cliffs, you can easily see natural sceneries, feel the fresh shore breeze and enjoy the enchanting sounds of waves.
Then I saw a group of students playing in the water and taking funny photos. They were so happy. Through the way they played and the smile they had on their faces I could see their beautiful souls. I couldn’t resist to go to join them.
They were medical students who went there for vacation. I still remember the name of one of them, which was the one I talked to the most. Her name was Raya, she was a gorgeous girl, with her jeans and her scarf on her head swimming and enjoying the water. I loved talking to them and hearing their stories. They were interesting people. Since that moment I kept playing with them until it was time for us to leave. Before leaving I wanted to have a souvenir with them so I asked a guy to take us a photo all together, I would have loved to stay more with them but I had to go 😦
I had a great experience in Tangsi beach. If you ever get bored of white colored beach sands, visit the pinky beach in Lombok. Ah! I’d like to mention something: you should better bring a sandwich or something with you to eat because there is nothing around.
Finally, I highly recommend you to use the boat option to visit the beach – it is a nice trip, plus you get to use the boat for snorkeling and to see other attractions in the area. The waters are protected so it’s a calm trip. I asked some people about it and I found it a good idea. It’s up to you. If you prefer a car, you can also rent it.
Thank you for reading my post, I hope you enjoyed reading about my Indonesia Travels ❤
Wearing Asos swimsuit