Tamban Beach in Malang City, East Java Province


One of the most recommended beaches to visit in Malang City is called Tamban Beach. Why is that? Not only it has an easy accessibility, but the beach also offers a perfect nuance to relax and enjoy a recreation with families. The location is in Tambakrejo Village and it belongs to Sumbermanjing Sub-District, actually. As for tourist activities, visitors usually come to the beach in order to enjoy relaxation and sightseeing. However, they are also interested in the history of the site! Both nearby villagers and local guides may tell them regarding such history, for sure!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Tamban Beach is considered quiet. That means tourists may expect a peaceful and soothing ambiance there, which is suitable for relaxation and lessening. Plus, the shoreline comes with a white brownish color and soft texture. In the horizon, moreover, everyone can see Sempu Island clearly! What about the seawater? Well, the waves are moderate so swimming is possible. The fact is the beach also provides several snorkeling spots to those who want to explore the underwater beauty. The visibility is good and the water comes with warm temperature as well! What is more? The beach also features several local fishermen boats on the shoreline. The good news is tourists can explore the sea with those boats after paying the service fee to the owner.

Exploring Tamban Beach
Once arriving at Tamban Beach, tourists may see several parked fishermen boats right away. The good thing is they can rent one and get around the sea comfortably with the help of the owner of the boat. In fact, they can reach Sempu Island by boat! Aside from boat riding, visitors can explore the shoreline thoroughly and find some good spots like Kedung Ijo. This beautiful estuary is located in the east of the shoreline, actually. However, tourists should climb a hill in order to reach the site. Have no worries. The tiredness is paid off with the amusing panorama and the chance to enjoy fishing on the site.

The next recommended thing to do in Tamban Beach is to enjoy swimming in another estuary located in the north of the shoreline. Not only the water is clear, but it is also safe from swimming! What is more? Tourists should never miss the chance to enjoy delicious seafood in the available eateries. Moreover, the menu varies! They can even order grilled octopuses during the right season.

When visiting Tamban Beach, tourists should not overlook the historical value of the site as well. It is said the name “Tamban” means a medicine. According to the locals, some sick people were looking for medicine during their adventure back then. Somehow, they drank the seawater at the beach and got healed miraculously. For further information regarding the story, tourists can ask the local guide or nearby villagers later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sendiki Beach
  • Watu Klotok Beach
  • Weden Cilik Beach

How to Get There
From Malang City, tourists may spend about 2 hours and 12 minutes to reach Tamban Beach. After all, the distance is 69.9 km. First, they need to reach Sumbermanjing Sub-District. Next, they should get to Tambakrejo Village where the beach is located. They can even get there faster if they take Raya Argotirto Street.

Where to Stay

  • Ratu Pantai Selatan Inn
  • Pondok Bamboo Sendang

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