Lampu Satu Beach in Merauke Regency, Papua Province
Merauke Regency is the easternmost region in Indonesia and gives a distinct experience to tourists or those who visit it during holidays. Not many people expect that Merauke has a beautiful beach like Lampu Satu, which is located in Samkai Village. The location is near to the downtown and tourists don’t need to spend much time to get there. To be exact, the beach belongs to Kampung Buti area. In terms of name, “Lampu” means light while “Satu” means one. The locals gave the name due to the presence of a majestic lighthouse in that area. As for tourism, the beach is suitable to enjoy a romantic nuance in the afternoon during the sunset.
Once arriving at Lampu Satu Beach, tourists would see a long shoreline with its sloping characteristic. The color is light brown and it features lots of coconut trees. One thing, the beach doesn’t have any facilities. Still, the beach has a prime feature, which is a lighthouse. Tourists usually reach this building and conduct photography there. What is more? The next feature is the presence of fishermen boats on the sea. Not to mention fishermen often gather on the shoreline before going fishing. Tourists can approach and talk to them at the time. Next, the beach has an astonishing sunset in the afternoon! The silhouettes of boats are also seen on the horizon. They look amazing!
Exploring Lampu Satu Beach
Lampu Satu is an exotic beach and it should be tourists’ prime destination when visiting Merauke Regency. The first reason to visit the beach is related to the location, which is quite strategic. They only need to reach Kampung Buti, which is located about 4 km from Merauke City. Tourists don’t even need the help of a guide to get there! The question is what tourists may do once they arrive on the site!
The most common reason for visiting Lampu Satu Beach is indeed to approach the lighthouse. Tourists can simply take photos of the building or take selfies in front of it. In fact, it is possible to enter the light after getting permission. Witnessing sea scenery from the top of it would give an unforgettable experience, without a doubt.
Beach walking and sightseeing become other reasons for visiting the beach. The sea scenery looks great and the shoreline looks stunning with its light-brown sandy landscape. Thanks to the low number of visitors. Tourists can enjoy a peaceful vacation there. In the afternoon, it is also possible to witness the stunning sunset and some fishermen who are preparing to go fishing! Don’t miss this moment!
- Murdoni Monument
How to Get There
From Jakarta City, tourists can take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Merauke Regency directly. The flight, during good weather, may take around 6 hours and 45 minutes. After arriving at Mopah Airport, they can simply take RE Martadinata Street and head to Lampu Satu Beach right away. The distance is 21.6 km, so this trip would take about 34 minutes or less depending on the traffic.
Where to Stay
- Asmat Hotel
- Chosen Inn