Certainly you've already known beaches with either brown or black sand. There's even a beach in Indonesia with pink sand. Well, this time we try to look at Ende District, Flores Island , East Nusa Tenggara Province. In this district there is a beautiful beach with beautiful and unique scenery. It's Penggajawa Beach.
Why is it unique? Yup, because this beach has white sand-covered by bluish green ( Tosca ) stones. Try to imagine how beautiful the scenery at the beach with clear blue sea water, beautiful surrounding nature for there are not many tourists who come here accompanied by tosca colored stone overlay along the coast. It's so amazing !
It is said that these stones were originated from seafloor swept by waves and stranded on the shores of this beach. Local people around are mostly work as rock miners to sale. They will sort the stones by shape, color and size. Later, stones they gathered would be sold to collectors who come from the city. Usually the stones are going to get to the building supply store in Jakarta. Do you know that those stones will be worth more expensive when they've entered the store.
Although there are many beautiful colored and unique stones, but don't hope you can find a variety of souvenirs made from them. If you want, you can take the stones back home as a keepsak. This beach also don't yet have tourist facilities and food vendors. But the view presented by this beach could pay for the absence of the tourist facility. Moreover, coastal hills around add the cool scenery around the coast. The hilly stretch of cliffs which also has a green color, are similar to the stones.
Transport options Penggajawa Beach
From Ende downtown, Penggajawa Beach is about 20 km away. You can use public transportation to get to the beach. From Ende, get on to a public transportation heading to Ndao Bus Station. As you arrive at Ndao Bus Station, you can switch to public transportation leading to Nangapanda. This public transport has a trajectory following the coastline. You can ask the conductor to drop you off at Penggajawa Beach which must have been known by all citizens of Ende.