Lapade Beach in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
In Utan Sub-District of Sumbawa Regency, tourists may find a beautiful beach called Lapade. The beach is located near to a local settlement and it has become the witness of a tribe war in the past. Despite the gloomy history, the beach offers a relaxing nuance and beautiful scenery to enjoy photography. Tourists are also interested to visit it to learn the history regarding the conflict. That means they may approach the locals and gather some information from them. Another reason to visit the beach is to enjoy a family recreation in a comfortable manner. Thanks to the facility.
One thing that makes Lapade Beach different is definitely the facility, which is better than most of the other beaches in Sumbawa Regency. When it comes to the nuance, the beach offers a merry and comfortable atmosphere. The number of visitors is high and lots of trees grow near to the shore. As for the facilities, tourists may find several food stalls, gazebos, rental colorful boats, toilets, etc. The location is near to Pukat Village, so tourists may see lots of local people too in that area. Another impressive feature is the presence of a big performance stage! The locals often conduct events and entertaining performances there, after all.
Exploring Lapade Beach
For the information, it takes some money to enter Lapade Beach. That means tourists need to pay the entrance ticket first. Have no worries. It is quite cheap! After entering the area, everyone would be astonished by the clean and neat environment, after all. Not to mention the facilities are great. Even a kid’s playground is available on the site, so parents can let the children play comfortably. On the weekends (Saturday and Sunday), the management holds a special event and sets up a music stage on the shoreline! Don’t miss the schedule, therefore!
What is next? Visitors can rent a canoe and explore the sea with it. The rent fee varies depending on when tourists come to Lapade Beach, though. It would be pricier during holidays and weekends. For those who are not brave enough to ride the canoe, in this case, they can simply sit by the shore and enjoy the nuance. For the best comfort, they should reach Beruga (traditional gazebo) and relax on it.
The next recommended thing to do in Lapade Beach is sightseeing. Both the sea scenery and coast panorama looks quite astonishing, after all. Later, before going back home or to the hotel, tourists should buy some foods at nearby eateries. These include grilled fishes, Singang, and Sepat! Have no worries. The price is quite affordable.
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How to Get There
The prime destination is Sumbawa Besar City (the capital of Sumbawa Regency). If tourists come from Jakarta City, they should take an airplane from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport at Sumbawa Besar. Normally, the flight may spend about 4 hours and 5 minutes. Once arriving at the destination, tourists only need to take Lintas Sumbawa Street and head to Pukat Village at Utan Sub-District where the beach is located. The distance is 46.6 km, so the trip takes approximately 59 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Bale Uma Homestay