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Sendang Biru Beach, the Blue Water with Beautiful Panorama

Sendang Biru Beach is one of popular beaches in Malang Regency. The main attraction of the beach is because it has Sempu Island and clear water. Most of visitors know the beach as the gate to enter to the island. When you come to the beach, you will be treated by an incredible panorama. Fine sand and blue water collaborated very well to be beautiful scenery. At the coastline, there are so many boats that are parked with colorful painting. 

The name of Sendang Biru was originated from Javanese language. In Javanese Language, Sendang Biru means the source of water with blue water. It is not surprising because when you arrive at the beach, you will be welcomed by blue and crystal water. The beach is also has a fish market in Malang. Thus, you will see fishermen busy sailing and bring the fish near the beach.

Sendang Biru Beach lies at Sumber Agung Village, Sumbermanjing sub-district, Malang Regency, East Java, Indonesia. It is about 69 km south of Malang City and takes around 2 hours by driving. You can ride motorcycle, a car or public transportation. If you want to feel the real adventure, you can take minibus with the direction to Gadang – Turen – Sendang Biru. The access to the beach is adequate. 

Sendang Biru Beach has many facilities, such as lodges, guest house, food stalls, and boat rental. If you want to rent a boat from fishermen, you can pay IDR100,000 or US$10 for motorboat and IDR50,000 or IDR5 for rowboat. You can explore the area around the beach and even visit Sempu Island.

Sendang Biru Beach becomes a potential tourist destination in Malang City. As the connector to Sempu Island, you will find so many boats along the beach. Although it faces directly to Indian Ocean, the waves of water are not big and you can swim safely. Sempu Island becomes the barrier of powerful waves and that is why you still can do water activities.
Sendang Biru Beach is also popular for fish market. Thus, as you visit the beach, you can buy fish or other marine creatures that are still fresh. As the fishermen landing to the coastline, they will go directly to the market. The consumers can hunt crab, tuna, fish, squids, and many others. When the waves are high, the price is higher. Tuna become an icon of Sendang Biru Beach. Thus, you can buy tuna as you visit the beach.
If you want to complete your journey in Sendang Biru Beach, you can rent a motorboat or rowboat from fishermen. In the middle of sea, you can see underwater life. The small fish swim around the coral reefs. It can be unforgettable moment as you visit the beach. The owner of the boats may approach you and offers you. They can take you to cross to Sempu Island. The maximal passengers are around 12 persons. They will take you round-trip. Usually, they will give you their phone number.
The other uniqueness of Sendang Biru Beach is that the beach is maintained by local residents who still keep the tradition. The tradition is held on 7 – 8 Syawal (Moslem Calender). When you visit Sempu Island, you are suggested to bring mineral water. As one of tourist destination in Malang City, you can add the beach into your list as when you visit East Java.

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