Last weekend was the third time I went camping by the beach. The first time was at Semak Daun Island, one of the Thousand islands near Jakarta. The second time was at an island (don’t know the name) in Raja Ampat. My last two beach camping experiences were not so nice. The tents were really hot and uncomfortable. Luckily for me camping time in Pacitan regency, East Java, was perfect. Not hot at all, no mosquitoes and amazing scenery (as always!).
I’ve been heard (too) many times that beaches around Pacitan are awesome, but I’ve never had a chance to explore them. So when one of my good friends asked me to go to camping in Pacitan to celebrate his birthday, I was in! We enjoyed sunsets, sunrises, fresh grilled fish and played around our own private beaches. Though many beaches in Pacitan are famous for the surfing, it is ok to visit even though you don’t surf. You can spend lazy times by the beach, put your hammock up, eat young coconut and fresh seafood and go camping.
I would like to share some pictures of the beaches in Pacitan that I visited last weekend and a few camping pictures. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
Is camping on the beach free in Indonesia? I’ve got to assume that someone owns the area, or will claim to own it, and would want some payment. But maybe things are different in Indonesia?
We weren’t paying anything in Pacitan. I think it is free in most of beaches in Indonesia. You’ll just get locals walk around and curious why people camp there. They will not harm you (my experiences in Java’s beaches) at all. 🙂
[…] Pacitan is 3-4 hours away from Yogyakarta. I’ve been heard so many people say that the beaches around Pacitan are beautiful and great for surfing. So when one of my best friend asked me to join him on his birthday camp at the beaches around Pacitan I jumped at the chance. If you are curious about what it’s like to camp at a beach in Indonesia (particularly in Java), check here. […]