Tangsi beach in Lombok is one of only ten known beaches in the world with delicious pink sand. Take a half-hour hike up the hillside for a breathtaking vista above the beach or cool off in the ocean by swimming in its gentle, warm waters. There are a few unique pink beaches in Indonesia similar to Tangsi beach, with the other more popular ones found on the Komodo islands.
Tangsi Beach used to be a simple fishing village until it started to gain attention as a tourist attraction due to its rare phenomenon. Tourists flock to Tangsi Beach to swim, snorkel and also enjoy the scenic views of the area. The mixture of white sand with the many dead red coral fragments brought by the sea causes the unique pink color of the beach. Nearby Tangsi beach, there is also a cave used as a military base by the Japanese army in the colonial era. Venturing inside the cave will take you across a hill to a new beach, still off the tourist radar, for more excellent seclusion.
It is common to see motorboats during your visit to Tangsi Beach as tourists often ride on these boats to neighboring small islands. Among them, Gili Petelu is the most popular due to its beautiful corals and viewpoint overlooking Tangsi beach panorama. The water around Gili Petelu is calm and transparent, making it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling. Tangsi Beach is one of Lombok beaches that boast a scenic panorama itself with several viewpoints. The hike is pretty easy, with no need for safety ropes or any equipment.