Carocok Beach is one of the attractions located in the west of Painan city, Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra Province. This beach is one of the favorite places for tourists to enjoy the beauty of a sunset panorama. Sea water in the beach is quite calm and blue with brownish white sand and accompanied by some palm trees on the edge of the beach.
No need to worry because some tourist facilities are available in the coastal areas, such as some accommodations you can rent, main restaurant with a seafood menu, mosque, public toilets to the availability of several gazeboes for relaxing. One of the uniqueness of this beach is the existence of a floating bridge made of wood and headed out to sea. One of them is headed to the Batu Kereta Island . To be able to go to this island you just need to walk across the bridge which is about 100 meters from the shoreline .
Not far from the beach or around 200 meters to the west there is a another small island can be visited, namely Cingkuk Island. On this island you can play sea water, fishing to diving. Not only that, around Carocok Beach region there are also many local souvenir sellers. If you are interested, you can buy one of souvenirs offered for your family at home.
Transport options Carocok Beach
To be able to go to this tourist attraction is very easy. You can use a personal vehicle, rental vehicle or public transportation. When you use public transport, you can select the bus heading to Padang - Painan from bus station in Padang. But if you use a private or rented vehicle, the route you should take is from Padang heading to Painan town. As you arrive in Painan, head west until you find a gate with " Pantai Carocok Painan " (Carocok Beach, Painan) written on it. The time required is approximately two and a half hour drive