Pink Beach or Tangsi Beach got the name from the color of the beach sand. The sand has pink color, making it distinguish than any other beaches. Most beaches usually have white or black color sand. Tangsi is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Lombok.
Apart from its pink color sand, the beach has an attractive panorama that makes everyone want to stay longer in the beach when they visit it. The beach is actually beautiful, however, the location is too remote and the infrastructure is inadequate. The government should pay attention for the development of the beach. Developing infrastructure will attract more tourists to visit the beach. Then, the regional revenue will increase.
Pink Beach is situated in Jerowaru District, East Lombok Regency, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. You will need about two and a half an hours driving from Mataram. As previously mentioned, the infrastructure around the beach is inadequate. It is quite difficult for a car to reach the beach. Many part of the roads are damaged. However, once you have arrived at the beach, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the beach. Especially, the pink color makes the beach look stunning. The pink color of the beach was said to derive from the fractions of coral reefs, named Homtrema rubrum, which mixed with white sand of the beach.
When you come to Pink Beach, you can do many activities, especially water activities. Water activities in the beach are fun and exciting, like snorkeling, fishing, diving or surfing. Snorkeling will allow you to learn more about the underwater life of the beach. You must bring your own equipment if you want to do this activity. No rental activity is found in the beach. You can also swim in the edge of the beach. The clear and clean water is safe for you to swim at any time. Another challenging activity you can do in the beach is water sports, like sea kayak. Sea kayak will be fun, and you will have a challenging experience when you choose this activity.
When you come to Pink Beach, you will not find complete facilities. There are only few fishermen offering their boat to cross the beach into the small island near the beach. However, you can find some people offer you various drinks. But what about hotels or lodges? You will not find any near the beach. The best way when you visit the beach is to come as early as possible, and then go back to town in the afternoon. You better find a hotel or a lodge in Mataram. Mataram provides a wide range of hotel, from budget to splurge rate. Depending on your budget, select a hotel with affordable rate for you.
Visiting Tangsi is recommended for you who love adventure. The nature and the beach offer you incredible views. You can snap interesting objects around the beach. That is why, don’t forget to brink a camera when you visit Tangsi Beach.