Makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi which presents various interesting and worthy tourist destinations for you to visit. One of the best destinations it has is the beach with its various enchanting attractions.
Beach destinations are indeed being hunted by many tourists who come to visit Makassar. Some beaches are located in a group of beautiful islands around the city of Makassar, making them more unique and exotic.
Many interesting activities can be done on the beach so that it will not make you bored and your vacation will be more memorable. For that, below are recommendations for 6 beautiful beaches in Makassar that you can visit.
- Lae-Lae Island White Sand Beach
The White Sand Beach of Lae Lae Island is considered exotic and worthy of being the next vacation destination. Uniquely, on this beach, you can find various historical heritage sites, such as tunnels that are said to be related to the Fort Rotterdam fortress and triangular-shaped breakwaters.
Apart from knowing historical relics, there are many other activities you can do. These activities include diving in several selected spots, enjoying the underwater scenery by snorkeling, or watching the sunrise and sunset.
- The White Sand Beach of Kodingareng Keke Island
Many tourists call Kodingareng Keke Island an interesting and rarely found island. They really like to take pictures with the beautiful background of the island in the form of this white sand dune.
In addition, the attraction of the beach on the island of Kodingareng Keke also comes from its underwater scenery. You can dive and take pictures at the underwater museum which was established for tourists to get to know the marine life here.
- Kayangan Island Beach
From the name alone, it can be seen that this beach is beautiful like in the land of heaven. The beach in Ujung Pandang is quite interesting because the east side is facing the Makassar port. So you can enjoy the view of the beach as well as the view of the ship in the harbor.
Many tourists are attracted to Kayangan Island Beach to see the scenery from these ships. Especially when viewed at night, the view of the lights on the opposite side adds to the more romantic atmosphere.
- Tanjung Bayang Beach
Tanjung Bayang Beach is actually a lake located on the edge of the Tanjung Bunga Metro road. Because it is close to the capital city of Makassar, this beach will be crowded during holidays or weekends. For those of you who are looking for cheap and close tourist attractions, this beach is highly recommended to be visited with family.
Not only vacationing and enjoying the scenery, some visitors usually come here for sports such as beach volleyball or soccer. The waves at Tanjung Bayang Beach are usually gentle except in April and November, so please be careful.
- Dungan Island
On Dungan Island, you can see the open sea with its natural beauty that is still awake. This island has white sand with a stretch of beach and boat rental to Dungan Island which costs around Rp. 50,000. The distance by boat is only 30 minutes.
The location is in Cilellang, Mallusetasi, Barru Regency. There is a myth that says that this island is quite haunted, but its beauty is worth exploring.
- Takabonerate Marine Park
Although it is quite far from Makassar City, the Takabonerate Marine Park is a must-visit beach because of its extraordinary underwater natural beauty. In fact, this place became a UNESCO world heritage site tentatively and became a famous marine tourism icon in South Sulawesi.
Takabonerate Marine Park is located in the Selayar Islands. Thanks to its coral reefs, the park is ranked as the third-largest coral atoll in the world. Of course, as Indonesians, we should be proud, right?
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