Going to the beach ? Why not ? Beach is one of the tourist
destinations beside Way Kambas which already famous for its
elephant sanctuary. Normally people will recommend you to visit
Kalianda beach or Pasir Putih beach (the beach of white sands).
Those two beaches are already famous as a major tourist
destination in Lampung but actually Lampung has many more places
to visit other than those beaches.
If we’re following the route of Padang Cermin (famously
known as the training ground for Indonesian navy squad) then we
will find a lot of beaches that worth seeing and one of it called
Mutun Beach. This beach located about 25kms south-west of Bandar
Lampung. The road to get there is in a good condition and you
will see beautiful sceneries along the way. This beach is on your
left from the main road and you will see a road sign says
“Pantai Mutun 1km”. Do not expect to see a decent
road sign since this road sign was simply made from a thin wood,
but this is the only direction to take you to the beach. So make
sure you see this sign or you’ll miss it.
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The road to get into the beach is a little bit bumpy, perhaps
it is because this beach hasn’t been acknowledged by many
visitors. The road made from big rocks and during rainy season
you might see a lots of ‘little pool’ among those
rocks. This bumpy road will take about 1km from the main road.
You have to pay IDR2500/person and IDR5000/vehicle as the
entrance fee to enter this beach. It considers cheap for a
tourist destination actually.
This beach is dominated by the endless white sand and
perfectly blue sky. The sand and sky color is so incredible that
you might not even see it in any beach in Java island especially
in Jakarta. The local people is renting a spot that you can rent
for picnicking or just relaxing with your friends and family. For
those who wants to swim, the writer suggest you to take a boat
ride into the small island called Tangkil island. With
onlyIDR20000 for a return trip, the boats there are willing to
take you into that island. Don’t forget to make appointment
with your boat crew by telling them when you’re ready to be
Beside Mutun beach, there is also Kelara beach (Kelara=Kelapa
Rapat, the sticked-coconut) located about 10km from Mutun beach.
Unfortunately the water in Kelara beach is not as clear as Mutun
beach, but since it has many coconut trees and shady so
it’s a perfect place for relaxing.