Lombok is a perfect place for the beach lovers. Here are the home for many breathtaking beaches with a scenic panorama and the sunshine all days. From the white sandy beaches in Senggigi, everlasting party beach in Gili Trawangan to the magical rocky beaches in southern part of the island. One of them was Tangsi Beach in East Lombok. It is one of the three beaches in Asia and 10 known beaches in the world with pink sand.
About 10 years ago this part of the island is not yet incredibly well-known to the tourists, and it therefore offers a tranquil escape albeit a bit difficult to get to. Local peoples call it Pantai Tangsi. It is refer to Tangsi, name of a historical place near the beach. But it was famous as a Pink Beach, when the travelers share the photos of pinky sandy beaches. Soon these photos become viral in social media.
Tangsi Beach actually is white sandy beach like Kuta or Senggigi Beach but the pink hue may comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism that actually has a reddish-pink shell, while the sand is a mix of coral, shells, and calcium carbonate.
These magical color makes Pantai Tangsi as popular as other world-famous pink beaches like Spiaggia Rosa of Budelli in Italy, Pink Beaches of Barbuda in Caribbean Sea, Pink Sand Beach at Bahamas or Pfeiffer Beach in California, America
Now days Pantai Tangsi is the most famous beach in East Lombok and attract thousands of visitors every month. The water is safe and calm, so it is a popular location to swim and snorkel.
Tangsi is surrounded by cliffs and hills, which make it quite a scenic location. Visitors can climb a nearby cliff and enjoy the view of the beach and sea. There are several small islands nearby that can be visit by boat from the main land.
“That’s why many visitors said this area like a piece of heaven, because they find calmness and happiness,” said Daeng Ihsan a local guide.
The Pink Beach is located in Jerowaru peninsula in south east Lombok. The beaches lined at the southern part of Sekaroh natural reserve forest.
Despite the increasing number of tourists, the infrastructure is still very poor. The road to the beach has been asphalted since tourism began to take place a few years ago, but unfortunately, the road is badly damaged because of poor maintenance.
It is only 50 km from Mataram the capital city of the Island, but it can take up to 2 hours to get to the beach. There is no hotels and restaurants around the beach so bring your food supplies if you want to stay longer.(LPG)