Wainyapu Beach in Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara


Those who live in Sumba Island of Indonesia should have been familiar with a beautiful beach called Wainyapu. As the name suggests, it is located in Wainyapu Village and belongs to Kodi Bangedo Sub-District, East Nusa Tenggara. Even though the beach doesn’t feature any facilities, it offers nice characteristics for enjoying various activities like surfing and sunbathing. The locals even choose it as the place for lessening or relaxation. What is more? Those who love photography can choose this beach as the site to collect great pictures as well!

The Nuance
There are reasons why Wainyapu Beach is recommended for both surfing and beach walking. First, it has moderate – big waves which are perfect for surfers. Another reason is that the beach features soft-textured sand with creamy color. That means tourists can simply lie down on it and enjoy sunbathing to their heart’s content. Have no worries. The serene nuance of the beach helps them to relax during the activity. Well, even though the site has no facilities, it comes with nice natural attractions like trees and bushes in the back. The good thing is that tourists won’t find any rocks or coral reefs there. The shoreline is vast and the sea scenery is flawless!

Exploring Wainyapu Beach
Even though Wainyapu Beach looks common, it has a similar characteristic to most of the beaches in Sumba Island which is the strong waves. Due to this fact, tourists should not get too far from the shore when playing water. Even professionals should be careful when swimming there. As for surfers, they can take advantage of those big waves to enjoy a more challenging surfing activity! One thing, they must have prepared the surfing board beforehand. It is because they won’t find any facilities there.

The next common thing to do in Wainyapu Beach is none other than sunbathing. Thanks to the soft-textured sand and warm weather. It would feel comfortable when lying on the beach while enjoying the heat of the sun. Usually, foreigners are into this activity better than local people. As for the locals, they can simply enjoy beach walking there. In fact, there is no need to wear any footwear!

Wainyapu Beach is only lacking facilities like toilets, gazebos, eateries, and surfing services. Have no worries. Everyone won’t be disappointed as long as they have prepared both foods and equipment before heading to the beach. These can be prepared at Tambolaka City, actually. Make sure to get help from the local guide as well for a more comfortable activity.

Nearby Attractions

  • Karoso Beach
  • Mbawana Beach
  • Ratenggaro Village
  • Pero Beach
  • Paranobaroro Village
  • Ratenggaro Beach

How to Get There
From the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Kupang City, tourists can take an airplane from El Tari International Airport to Tambolaka Airport of Sumba Island. The direct flight may take about 55 minutes, so it is considered fast. Once arriving at Tambolaka, tourists can take any available local transportation service and head to Wainyapu Beach immediately. Well, the distance is 57.9 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 27 minutes. Have no worries. It becomes faster if they take Lukas Dairo Bili Street.

Where to Stay

  • Tino Purba
  • Watukaka Resort


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