But if you like taking boats or travelling with young children, I suggest you take the second option. Especially if you travelling more than 3 people, because it’s cheaper to rent a boat then paying the ticket for each person. The beach is free if you get there by boat. The boat is cost you about 25 to 30 USD round trip, and they are willing to negotiate the price, especially in low seasons. You also can add USD 10 more and the boat will take you to several spots around the national park peninsula. It’s better to go around it when the wave is not too high. Just tell the boat boy to pick you up at particular time of the day when you want to go back to Pangandaran beach.
This attraction of Pasir Putih Beach is open from 8 am to 5 pm. I suggest you dedicate your time for full day here, to enjoy all the activities. Don't forget to bring some food along, since there is no restaurant available in this area.
The beach itself is quite nice, but you might want to wear your beach shoes since the beach full of sharp pieces of corals and pieces of empty shells of seashell. Many activities you can do here. Just beware of your belongings, because sometime the monkey from the forest play by the beach and could still your things. While you are staying here, you can just sit by the beach enjoying the sun, find the magnificent collection of corals and sea shells for your fish tank, or snorkeling. Not so far from the beach there is the fisher man boat sunk by the Indonesian government due to illegal fishing it committed not so long ago. You can find many fish near the sinking ship because it becomes their home right now. The ship is not completely under water. Only one third of its bottom is under water while the rest of it still above water. So it’s good for picture spot.
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