BATU TOPENG BEACH , KARIMUNJAWA, CENTRAL JAVA
- In Indonesian Wonder
- Post 13 February 2017
- By Asmawati/Setiorini
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Karimunjawa is located at the North of Central Java, precisely in Jepara regency, Central Java. To go to Jepara takes around 2-3 hours from Semarang, the capital city of Central Java province. Jepara city is well-known as producer of furniture from teak wood. Besides, Jepara has beautiful tourism object, namely Karimunjawa island.
To explore Karimunjawa island is the most pleasure thing. One of tourism objects, which should not be missed when you are on Karimunjawa island, is Batu Topeng beach. The location of Batu Topeng beach is at Karimunjawa sub-district, Alang-alang village. The distance of Karimunjawa to Batu Topeng is around 8-9 kilometers.
Batu Topeng beach is tourism object in Karimunjawa which has been opened more recently for tourists’ target because in the past, this place was still a forest and there was no access to go there, except by using boat. Now, tourists can come to Batu Topeng beach by using motorcycle or car and takes around 30 minutes.
At Batu Topeng beach, you can also snorkel. Besides, you can visit islands which are close to the beach by renting fisherman’s boat which is provided for the trip. If you go alone, you are advised to join with other people. The fisherman’s boat can accommodate around 15 persons and the fee is quite
Swimming at Batu Topeng beach is really pleasure because a lot of kinds of fish appear at the beach. If you are good at swimming, you can swim until the middle of the sea to see various kinds of fish and colorful coral reefs. Amidst sea, it is often found clown fish. The under-sea beauty of Batu Topeng beach makes you as if you are not at the sea. At the beach, you can also enjoy the beauty of sunset. If you want to stay at night, you can set a tent while lighting a bonfire and roasting fish. And you do not have to worry because there are many vendors of foods and beverages at the beach. You can taste delicious foods while enjoying beautiful scenery and soft breeze which make you stay longer.