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“quite beach”

Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Cilacap
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 7 March 2017

For beach which is had a lot of sail for fisherman this beach is quite. The beach is little bit dirty.. not have a good arrangement. some of point had no good condition. too bad for the icon of the city

Thank Marina_170474
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a family dinner here ..picked our fish and other seafood and it was cooked fresh for us..never a better dinner.

Thank Markrittmayer
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Here are what I learn from my last visit:

There are two parts of Nusakambangan, i.e. the Eastern and Western part. The Western part is what the island is mostly known for, state penitentiaries for hardened criminals. It also has glorious beaches like Permisan, Pasir Putih, etc. However, you need permit and clearances to visit this part. These are not easy to come by, unless you know a guy who knows a guy.

The Eastern part is much more accessible. Go to Teluk Penyu beach and no sooner than you park you car, a local will approach and offer you a boat trip across the narrow channel. The trip usually costs IDR 20,000,-, per person or maybe IDR 25,000,- during holiday seasons. The price is for a round trip, they will give you their contact number and the name of the boat. Once you've had your fill with the island, call the number and they will pick you up and take you back to Teluk Penyu. Oh, and they also give you a life vest.

The island has some nice beaches. The boat will drop you off at Karang Tengah Beach and from this point, i've been informed that you can walk along a trail amidst pristine tropical jungle for half an hour to Karang Pandan beach, or further to Karang Bandung.

We didn't fancy a trek so we ended up strolling along the Karang Tengah Beach. It has black sand, and quite rocky. There are made up stalls hawking local delicacies like mendoan or tahu masak (tofu and bean sprout in peanut sauce). The price is quite reasonable. A coconut is IDR 10,000,-, mendoans at IDR 3,000,- each, and tahu masak for a modest IDR 7,000,-.

A short walk from the stalls you will find remnants of an old Portuguese fort. The locals there told me of another, bigger fort nearby but we didn't get a chance to visit.

All in all, it was time well spent. We were really thrilled by the boat ride, the beach, and the fort.

Thank Eko W
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

In Nusakambangan Island, there are a lot of place that you can explore, all daaayy. Especially, beaches and caves. In this island you can find white sand beach and black sand beach, very beautiful! You can also find caves former Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia, even you can find a big cannon from Dutch colonialism in 1990's. I think that's creepy, but seriously it's a very cool place to see!

before you go to Nusakambangan Island, make sure that you have permission to visit this island. The license is obtained through police offices in Cilacap. Because this island is also an area of prisons and wildlife conservation area. Once you've got a license, you will be able to enter the territory of thIs island guided by one of the officers.

How to reach the island is by crossing through Pantai Teluk Penyu with a ferry. Then you can use a car for travel around the island and visit the beaches and caves. I don't advise you to walk because there are a lot of wild animals in this island.

Don't forget to bring your Camera because this island have very beautiful scenery.
Take photos as much as possible, and enjoy your experiences! :)

Thank Maria P
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

There are some really cool ruins that you can explore on foot (take a flashlight!), and some beautiful secluded beaches. The beaches are covered in crabs, shells, and coral. Not great for laying in the sand, but nevertheless, very beautiful, and enjoyable for those who love nature.

Thank Zach D
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