Red Island Beach Banyuwangi

Red Island Beach Banyuwangi

Red Island Beach Banyuwangi or “Pulau Merah” is one of the most famous beaches in the eastern of Java Indonesia. This Red Island Beach is only 20 km away from Teluk Hijau or Green Bay. Just like many other beaches in Banyuwangi, this beach is also complete with exceptional scenery including its amazing “reddish” color of the sand sometimes. If you now plan a visit to Banyuwangi, East Java, visiting Red Island Beach Banyuwangi becomes something that you do not want to miss at all. Below is more information about the beach.

The Name “Red Island Beach”

Red Island Beach Banyuwangi

The original name for this beach is Ringin Pitu Beach. Ringin is like a banyan tree and pitu means seven. Probably there were seven banyan trees in the area. Then, the beach was renamed to Red Island Beach. There are two reasons why this beach and the area are called “red island”. We started the first reason before. Yes, it is indeed that the color of the soil or sand at the beach is reddish. Sometimes it is just pale pink and sometimes it is very reddish. When the sunlight hits the beach, usually the shore will look so pink.

That is why when we take a picture of the beach from above, the pink color will dominate the picture. This is basically the reason why the beach is called Red Island Beach. The second reason is because the sunset in this beach is incredibly beautiful. Usually, the color of sunset yellowish. However, sunset in this beach is very reddish and beautiful. Literally, there will be red light around the shoreline during sunset. That is why it is called Red Island Beach.

The Location of the Beach

The beach is located in Sumber Agung village, Pesanggaran District. If you travel from Banyuwangi, it is approximately 60 km away to the south. If you use car, you can reach the destination in 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the traffic and weather. Arrival in this attraction, You can do so many things in the beach especially surfing. Just like many other beaches, Red Island Beach has great and challenging waves so that it can be used for perfect surfing activity.

Surfing in Red Island Beach

The waves in the Red Island Beach are really challenging for surfers. Usually, the height of the waves can be more than 4 meters when the tide. Beside of that, the waves can last up to 3 km. That is why a lot of surfers willingly visit to Red Island Beach and try to conquer the waves. Red Island Beach was the host of the 2013 International Surfing Championship Competition. More than 50 surfers from 20 different countries across the world came to Red Island Beach to compete against each other. The competition was officially opened by the minister of tourism of Indonesia. so are you interested in coming here?. If yes you can join us with Bromo tour package with Us.

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