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Tablolong Beach, Visiting One of Fishing Spot in East Nusa Tenggara

Tablolong Beach is one of popular beaches in East Nusa Tenggara. The beach has wonderful panorama and looks so perfect. The underwater life is full with fishes. In a certain occasion, visitor who comes to Tablolong will enjoy fishing competition. The beach has white sand and it has been famous as fishing bases for international and national fishing competition. This is become favorite occasion for those who love this water sport. 
Near to Tablolong beach, there is a fishermen village. Besides that, the popularity of beach is identical to clean and smooth sand. With crystal water and quiet, this area is suit to relax and swimming. If you love snorkel and dive, Tablolong Beach has exotic underwater scenery.
Tablolong Beach exists at Tablolong Village, West Kupang sub-district, Kupang Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It lies around 30 km from the city. You can go there by a car or motorcycle. The road toward the beach is winding and narrow. After that, you will pass quiet forest. This scenery will accompany you during your journey to Tablolong Beach. Sometime, you will see local resident who bring jerrycan to get water for daily needs. The location of its beach is at the west tip of Timor Island.
The easiest and fastest way to go to the beach is through ‘Middle Way’. That is mean you will pass Bakunase Region and West Kupang by passing Oenesu Region. After you enter to the area for about 300 meter, you will find open building with bench and round roof. Some people use the building to rest and relax before they explore the area.

When you come to Tablolong Beach, you have to pay IDR2,000 or US$0.2. Once you come to the beach, you will adore the beauty of panorama. The length of coastline is almost 3 km. The beach has white sand, rocks and calm wave. Tablolong often becomes a fishing spot and oar competition. Participant from all around the world come here to join and see the competition. When the tide is low, adults and kids busy to seek snail around the rocks. This is one of activity when the water is shallow. The tip of Tablolong Beach is private area. The owner will charge you to pay IDR1,000 or US$0.1 to enter this area.
Anyone who just already comes to the beach will admire the exotic scenery because you will see the stretch of white sand with combination of clear and turquoise water. Only few people come here daily. But, the atmosphere will crowd at weekend and holiday. Along the beach, there are lodges. Because Tablolong faces right to Rote Island, you will see small spot from distance. With perfect condition, the local government should develop the beach to make it becomes more popular. That is mean local resident will get the benefit from tourist who come to Tablolong.
When you come to Tablolong Beach, you will see if in this place there are many facilities, such as playground and huts. However, the perfect activities you can do in this beach are swimming, sun-bathing, and diving. If you hungry, you don’t have to worry about it because there are food stalls selling boiled corn, roasted corn, roasted fish, and young coconut. When you explore Tablolong Beach, don’t miss mangrove trees. The trees exist at the middle of rocks.
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