‘Self-Burying’ in the Black Sand of Biaung Beach

‘Self-Burying’ in the Black Sand of Biaung Beach

The City of Denpasar does not only have white sandy beaches, but also black sand ones. There are three black sandy beach tourist attractions in the municipality of Denpasar, namely Padang Galak Beach, Tangtu Beach and Biaung Beach. These three beaches have their own uniqueness.

Just like the other beaches located on the route of Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Biaung Beach is very suitable for surfing activities because it offers pretty good waves. If you have a challenging hobby of surfing then there is no harm in channeling your hobby on this beach.

Similarly, it has a fairly large beach area so it is often used as a location for kite flying, because the wind currents are quite strong and kite competitions are often held in this area by local people, even by those from outside Denpasar.

To support tourism activities on Biaung Beach, the municipal government has provided several supporting facilities such as well-paved roads and a fairly large parking area. On this beach, there are also food stalls providing food and soft drinks.

Usually, a lot of visitors come to this beach on weekends, but in the morning quite a few people just take a walk to watch the sunrise or do light exercise such as playing ball, soaking themselves in the warm black sand, relaxing and bathing. If you want to bathe in this area, you should be careful because the beach which is along the Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra has quite strong waves and quite large ocean currents, too.

Biaung Beach is right on the border between the City of Denpasar and Gianyar District, to the east of the Tangtu Beach tourist spot and to the west of the Lembeng Beach tourist spot, precisely in Banjar Biaung, Kesiman, East Denpasar, Bali. Since it is in Banjar Biaung, this beach was named Biaung Beach to make it easier for people to find and name this beach. It is very easy to access, via the Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra.

From this beach area, there is a wonderful view where we can witness the fast boats passing by which serve tourists crossing to and from the tourist destination of Nusa Penida Klungkung and from the Sanur Denpasar Sunrise Harbor. The monumental Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel is also clearly visible from this beach area.

And if you want to carry out pelukatan or physical and non-physical purificatory rite at Campuhan Windhu Segara Temple located on the edge of Padang Galak Beach, Kesiman Village, Denpasar, you just need to cross the Campuhan or the confluence. The Campuhan in question is an encounter of Padang Galak seawater and fresh water flowing from the Ayung River. (BTN/014)

Anin Eka

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