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Kemala Beach, Balikpapan

(2.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The water may not be the clearest at Kemala Beach, but it provides plenty of fun for locals and tourists alike. Head here to experience the waves (they can get rough at times during the day, so be careful if you are traveling with children) as tankers go in and out of the harbor. A beachside restaurant offers seafood dishes, so you can refuel or enjoy a drink as you watch the boats go by. For Kemala Beach and beyond, use our Balikpapan trip generator to get the most from your Balikpapan vacation.
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  • Essentially no beach in Balikpapanu (Kemal, Melawai, Lamaru, ...) completely periodically seducing for swimming. Knowing that a bit further into the sea of different sewage leak and nedobroty out of the city, the man in the water too. The beaches are a few sections not maintained (beached, broken glass, wood ...). A couple of ordinary restaurants on the beaches is so hungry and thirsty to tackle and you can watch it on the ocean, but no glory. If you want a classic had a book on the beach, take a dip in the ocean, so I'll probably go somewhere else.
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  • We came to Kemala beach on weekdays. Not many people there. So we can enjoy the beach freely. This beach was located right in the middle of Balikpapan centre. It was a clean enough beach. With very ch...  more »
  • Even though they try to clean the beach up they are facing a losing battle. The whole place looks a little tired and worn out. We went there in the middle of the day and its wasnt busy at all, in fact...  more »