Karang Bolong Beach in Malang City, East Java Province
When it is about southern beaches in Malang City, Karang Bolong Beach has a special uniqueness that tourists won’t find in others. Before talking about it, tourists should know the location first. The beach belongs to Gedangan Sub-District and it resides in Gajahrejo Village. Even though not many tourists know the location, visitors can ask the locals regarding the site. The seclusion makes it a more interesting adventure, actually. The simplest way to find it is to reach Batu Bengkung Beach first (which is located in the same area). In fact, the entrance resides there. Tourists only need to go west.
So, what is the unique feature of the beach? Well, tourists can notice from the name. “Karang” means a coral reef, while “Bolong” means a hollow. Thus, visitors may see a perforated coral reef once they arrive at the beach. The next noticeable feature (which is similar to that of neighboring Batu Bengkung Beach) is none other than the big waves. As for the shoreline, the length is moderate and it comes with several rocks and stones on it. That means tourists should wear footwear when exploring the shoreline. In terms of nuance, the beach offers a peaceful ambiance due to a low number of visitors. The location is secluded, after all.
Exploring Karang Bolong Beach
The most alluring feature in Karang Bolong Beach is definitely the holey coral reef. Have no worries. It is accessible, so everyone would be able to get near to that object. Not only the coral reef is suitable for sightseeing, but it is also worth some photo shoots (especially for those who love photography. What is more? The next allure is the beach’s serenity, which is suitable for lessening. That means visitors are able to eradicate stresses by the shore. The breezy wind of the sea is warm enough to soothe their mind, after all.
What about swimming? Due to the big waves, it is not recommended to get in the water. Another reason is the beach doesn’t come with guards, so it would be risky if tourists swim in that fierce sea. The serene nuance of the beach also suits those who want to spend the night in that area. That means camping is considered a popular tourist activity, as everyone can do it freely. The landscape is comfortable and the ambiance is relaxing. What can beat these features after all?
A natural exploration is also popular in Karang Bolong Beach. In fact, tourists are able to reach Pawonan Beach by walking from Karang Bolong! One thing, it is recommended to wear proper footwear and carry some supplies especially bottled water if tourists want to explore that area.
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How to Get There
From Malang City, a trip to Karang Bolong Beach may take around 2 hours. The distance is 67.8 km, after all. Have no worries. It can be faster if tourists take Mayjen Sungkono Street. The first destination is Gedangan Sub-District and tourists can simply head to Gajahrejo Village afterward. Once arriving at the entrance in Batu Bengkung Beach, they need to go west by walking (which may take several minutes).