Tanjung Mutiara Beach in X Koto Singkarak Sub-District, Indonesia
Those who live in West Sumatra Province should be proud of Singkarak Lake due to its fame and beauty. It even attracts outsiders and foreigners over time! Another impressive fact is that the lake also provides numerous other natural attractions for tourists to visit. One of them is called Tanjung Mutiara Beach, located in Jorong Mutiara Village and belongs to X Koto Singkarak Sub-District. What tourists need to do is to get to Tanah Datar Regency from any regions, especially Bukittinggi and Padang City. Even though it is called a beach, Tanjung Mutiara doesn’t reside near to the sea! Instead, it is located on the edge of Singkarak Lake. What is more?
As mentioned before, Tanjung Mutiara is not seashore. This Indonesia’s beach resides on the edge of Singkarak Lake. Thus, tourists won’t find huge waves and saltwater there! In terms of nuance, it is just as beautiful as beaches of the sea but offers more peaceful atmosphere. Several trees even grow near to it, providing a more comfortable ambiance to the site. Another interesting feature is the presence of tour boats, parked on the sides of the beach. What is more? Visitors can find one of a kind fish species called “Bilih” there!
Exploring Tanjung Mutiara Beach
More people are interested to visit Tanjung Mutiara Beach due to its uniqueness, after all. Another reason is that they are impressed by the nuance. Once arriving at the beach, a peaceful panorama awaits them including the serene lake and a formation of coconut trees that grow on the sides of the beach. Sightseeing can be done better if they sit under those trees as well, accompanied by breezy wind and warm weather.
Other tourists are likely to enjoy swimming aside from sightseeing in Tanjung Mutiara Beach, though. It is because they are not able to refuse the charm of the water with its cool sensation. The best thing is the water is safe for swimming, as it doesn’t feature waves at all. For those who do not like swimming, though, they can enjoy an alternative activity like riding a boat and explore the beach to their heart’s content. Have no worries. The boat ticket is quite affordable and it becomes more fun due to the presence of other passengers.
Another recommended activity to do in Tanjung Mutiara Beach is to eat local foods at nearby eateries. Not only the foods are mouthwatering, but the price is cheap as well. Do not forget to try West Sumatra’s specialty which is called Rendang Beef!
- Singkarak Lake
- Malalo Waterfall
- Singkarak Trekking
- Thailand Peak
- Tubia Peak
How to Get There
The trip starts from Padang City and the first destination is Tanah Datar Regency. Next, tourists only need to get to X Koto Singkarak Sub-District and visit Jorong Mutiara Village immediately. What they need to do next is to get to the beach that takes about several minutes. This whole trip may take about 2 hours and 8 minutes, as the distance is 87.4 km. For a faster trip, tourists can take Raya Padang – Solok Street.
Where to Stay
- Jaya Karta Hotel
- Singkarak Sumpur Hotel
- Palapa Prima Hotel