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Watu Karung Beach, Pacitan

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Watu Karung Beach is known for its pristine nature, soft white sand, sweeping panoramas, and big blue waves that attract surfers. Look for a rock formation that resembles the head of a longhaired woman, and bring your own food and beverages if you wish to picnic here, as there are no restaurants nearby. Because of the waves, the sea is not suitable for swimming, but you can boat or fish. The sunsets at this location are truly special, and the night sky over the beach is speckled with millions of stars. Using our world travel planner, Pacitan attractions like Watu Karung Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Watu Karung is another "must see" destination when in East Java. Some claim its fame to that of Raja Ampat of East Java. Prepare to take about a 10 minute hike up to the hill where you can experience ...  more »
  • A great spot for a short escape. The beach is beautiful, the locals are friendly and the food are great. To be honest, for non surfer like us nothing much to do here, basically we just laze around, we...  more »
  • We started our journey that day from Watu Karung Beach. In the very early morning, we found that Watu Karung Beach was still quiet. It's so romantic with the cool air, beach smell, huge wave, and wond...  more »

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Where to stay in Pacitan

Since Pacitan caters mostly to backpackers, the area offers plenty of budget accommodations and surf camps with easy access to surfing spots. Beware of hotels near rice paddies, which attract mosquitoes. If you're traveling with your family, keep in mind that hotels better suited for children and large groups are available in the town center.
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