Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pulau Merah (Red Island), Banyuwangi

Red Island beach located at the foot of Mount Tumpang Pitu. It’s a beach resort located in Banyuwangi southern tip and have a unique form of a small mountain in the middle of the coast. This place get its name from the red color of its soil. In the south part of the island we can enjoy a beautiful sunset in the evening. About 50 meters in west of the port, there’s a big total-fresh fish auction.

The beach is quite natural because one of the tourist sites in the southern coastal areas pristine. Red Island beach also has good waves for surfing. When the sea receded, the visitors can visit this place on foot and enjoy the uniqueness of a small mountain in the middle of the beach where the soil is red, it caused it's called Red Island Beach.

Red Island is a small hill-shaped island near the coast with white sandy beach approximately 3 km. Red Island Beach is located about 60 kilometers from the city to the south of Banyuwangi. To reach these attractions will takes two and a half hours. Also damaged paved roads will make the trip become a test for your patience. Most of the Red Island beach at the foot of Tumpang Pitu Mountain which Overlapping hundreds meters and it’s also a protected forest.

Green belt which encircle along the coast, become a great barrier for a safer area for the Tsunami disaster that ever occurred here, in 1993. But the enormity of the disaster was almost obliterate the beauty of the island. But now Red Island rebounded with its trademark: the red soil. Remarkably, the place is clean of trash and you can find some colorful shells.

Not enough to enjoy the beauty of the red beach, visitors might enjoy watching a professional surfer who tried to conquer the waves of the Red Island. With its 4-5 meters high wave, it makes Red Island frequently visited by tourists from France, Germany, and Australia.


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