Gua Manik Beach in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
Those who often come to Jepara Regency have already recognized the tourism potential of the region, especially related to local beaches. In Donorejo Sub-District, for instance, there is Gua Manik Beach. It resides in Banyumanis Village and located near to the famous Manik Cave. The locals also call it Guamanik Pecatu Beach, actually. The location is in the south of Portugis Fort and it is known for the fabulous scenery. No wonder, most visitors conduct several tourist activities on the site like photography, sightseeing, and exploration. They can visit nearby tourist spots like Manik Cave and Portuguese Fort easily, too.
The locals gave the name to the beach based on the location, which is close to Manik Cave. “Gua” means cave, after all. In terms of nuance, it looks serene due to the low number of visitors despite the popularity. Instead of coming with a white sandy shoreline, it has an exotic brown sandy landscape! The good thing is the texture is soft, so tourists can walk on it barefoot. When it comes to the sea, the waves are strong and big. That means swimming is not recommended. At the south end of the shoreline, tourists may find a big hilly area with lush wild trees growing on it.
Exploring Gua Manik Beach
The first thing that tourists may notice once arriving at Gua Manik Beach is definitely the beautiful hilly background. Tourists can also witness the stunning sea scenery and exotic white sandy beach. The best thing is the clean environment, which creates a soothing ambiance to the site. No wonder, beach walking is quite recommended there. For those who love adventure, they should go trekking at the nearby hill and drop by at nearby attractions including Mandalika Island and Portuguese Fort!
A special feature resides in Gua Manik Beach. It is the motor cross arena where bikers can satisfy their hobby with their friends. One thing, it requires both money and permission to use the arena. During holidays when the number of visitors is high, in fact, tourists need to book the arena beforehand. Overall, with all these features, the beach is suitable for everyone regardless of the age.
The next allure is the presence of food vendors, located near to the shoreline. That means tourists don’t need to carry foods or drinks while visiting the beach. Moreover, eating good foods while watching the sea scenery sounds great, no? If they come at the right time, moreover, they have the chance to witness either sunrise or sunset. That moment suits those who love photography, too.
- Manik Cave
- Muria Mountain
- Putri Mandalika Beach
How to Get There
From the capital of Central Java Province, Semarang City, tourists’ first destination is Jepara Regency. The trip may take around 2 hours and 6 minutes, as the distance is 78.1 km. As for the best route, it is Kudus – Semarang Street. Once arriving at Jepara Regency, their next destination is Banyumanik Village at Donorejo Sub-District where the beach is located. The distance is 43.1 km, so the trip takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. They should take Raya Kelet – Bangsri Street, for a faster trip, though.
Where to Stay
- Kelet Hotel
- Tayu Asri Hotel