Padang Taplau Beach in Padang City, West Sumatra Province


The capital of West Sumatra Province, Padang City, always becomes an interesting vacation destination for everyone. The region, for example, offers several beautiful beaches including the one that resides in Purus Village of West Padang Sub-District. The name is Padang Taplau Beach, which represents the name of the region itself. Another name is Taplau Beach! Due to the easy access and popularity, the beach is able to lure lots of people, especially during long holidays and weekends. The beach resides near Padang Grand Market, which is about 1 km away. Not to mention there is no entrance fee. Visitors only need to pay for the parking fee, especially those who come with a private vehicle.

The Nuance
Padang Taplau Beach is located by the roadside. No wonder, the accessibility is nice and it is always crowded. The nuance is indeed merry! The sound of waves and kids would accompany visitors. The shoreline is considered long and it features many rocky piers! Moreover, the beach features many beach umbrellas for tourists to use during the visit. As for the shoreline, it comes with a soft-textured brown sandy landscape. Thus, it is comfy enough for beach walking. What about the sea? The waves are considered moderate and possible for swimming. However, the color is murky (unlike beaches in Bali Province).

Exploring Padang Taplau Beach
The most crowded nuance is during Eid Al-Fitr! It is said the number of visitors may reach up to 10 thousand people! Most of these people visit the beach in the afternoon or during dusk, actually. They are both locals and outsiders! The question is what tourists may do in Padang Taplau Beach. Usually, people want to witness beautiful sea scenery either while riding the vehicle or on the shoreline. The location is by the roadside, after all. That means tourists don’t need to get close to the shoreline in order to watch the beautiful scenery.

The next allure in Padang Taplau Beach is none other than the sunset. This explains why most tourists come to the location in the afternoon. They want to watch this stunning sun view and feel a more soothing atmosphere at the time. The presence of beach umbrellas and rock piers help to tourists to enjoy the nuance better, for sure. As for swimming, it is not recommended due to unpredictable waves. Perhaps only professional and experienced swimmers are brave enough to enter the water.

Another thing to enjoy in Padang Taplau Beach is recreation. Thus, tourists should come to the site with their family members. They can roll a mat and enjoy the beach nuance together. Next, it is recommended to reach nearby eateries and eat some good foods like grilled corns, fries, rujak, seafood, and much more!

Nearby Attractions

  • Air Manis Beach
  • Gajah Padang Beach

How to Get There
It is easy to reach Padang Beach, but everyone should reach Padang City first. From Jakarta City, in this case, tourists must take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Minangkabau Airport. This flight usually takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes. From the airport, they can head directly to the beach by taking Raya Solok – Padang Street. The distance is 60.2 km, so this trip would take around 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • My Ali
  • Alifa Syariah Hotel
  • Mervit Hotel
  • Sriwijaya Hotel
  • Bhakti Guesthouse
  • Favehotel


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