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Tanjung Aan Beach Lombok

“Tanjung Aan Beach The Story of Princess Mandalika”

Lombok island It offers many beautiful and amazing beach tourist destinations, especially the beaches in the southern part of this island.

One of which is Tanjung Aan Beach. The beauty and beauty of this beach can be an alternative on your travel bucket list.

Tanjung Aan Beach is directly facing the Indian Ocean, has a curved coastline about 2 km long.

Tanjung Aan Lombok Beach

This beach is in the Mandalika area which has become a Special Economic Zone (KEK), this area was inaugurated on Friday 20 October 2017 by President Joko Widodo.

The Mandalika special economic zone was proposed by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) with the hope of turning the wheels of the local community's economy and becoming a potential area for international standard tourism.

Tanjung Aan Beach has legendary stories that have become cultural. Local wisdom is believed to be the place of origin Princess Mandalika original beautiful princess Tunjung Bitu who chose to be Lamp to Save His Kingdom.

The beach is sandy like peppercorns

The different thing you will feel when you set foot on this beach is the texture of the sand which is not common with most other beaches.

Where beach sand usually has small and fine grains, but here the grains of sand are in large balls, just like it should be peppercorns.

So some local people call it pepper beach or flour beach.

Pepper Beach Tanjung Aan
Sand grains are large round like pepper

The sloping beach structure and calm waves make this location one of the favorite destinations for local and world tourists.

The clear blue and turquoise colors of the sea water will amaze anyone who sees directly the beauty of Tanjung Ann beach.

Tanjung Aan Selfie Swing

There is a swing made of wooden slats arranged in such a way, which is stuck in the middle of shallow sea water.

This Tanjung Aan wooden swing spot is the right place to use Instagrammable a photo of your selfie.

Cape beach swing aan
Background The extraordinary view will amaze anyone who sees this photo posing on a swing.

Even though there are actually many beach swings around Dilombok beaches, for example Gili Trawangan Wave Villa.


This beach destination is very suitable for those of you who like swimming and enjoying the beauty of the beach. The reason is, the waves there are quite calm and have a fairly shallow depth.

If you bring your own snorkeling equipment, of course you will snorkel without expecting to see coral reefs on this beach.

Because the Tanjung Aan beach itself is not a suitable place for Snorkeling like on Gili Trawangan, Lombok Pink Beach or Gili Nanggu However, the shallow beach is suitable for swimming and relaxing.

Umbrella stone
Tanjung aan umbrella rock beach

You can also rent a lo-boat or fishing boat to get to umbrella stone selfie photo location and playing water on the edge of the rock.

Private lo-boat rental costs. Usually they set the price at IDR. 300.000 for free duration. The prices above can be much cheaper if you are good at bargaining, our advice is to be clever in your bargaining.

As the afternoon approaches, the sea level there will start to rise and make this beach even more challenging for surfing activities.

Merese Hill
The hill is just a cape

Surrounded by a number of hills jutting into the middle of the sea, one of which is the hill of menese the famous.

To reach the top of Merese hill, access is very easy by taking the path uphill to the right of Tanjung Aan beach.

Don't forget to use footwear because the coral soil and rocks are enough to make your feet hurt and hurt if you walk barefoot.

The right time to be on Merese Hill is just before the sun is about to set. Because at that time you will be presented with views of the orange sky and expanse of ocean and hills that are incomparably beautiful.

Garis fresh beach in the West, umbrella stone and call the kid in the east adds to the complete beauty of the Lombok sea universe.

From the beach, you can easily see the green Merese hills because these hills flank Tanjung Aan from the right, making Tanjung Aan beach into a calm bay like a giant pool.

If you want to know how to enjoy beautiful beach views? The best way is that around this tourist spot you can see wooden umbrellas with knitted thatched roofs.

One way to enjoy the beauty of this beach is to lie under a thatched umbrella while enjoying fresh young coconut!! which can be purchased around the beach.

Tanjung Aan Beach

You can also visit one of the restaurants that line the beach where the restaurant serves a variety of local dishes. Try these menus while enjoying the amazing beauty of the beach.

During the holiday season, this destination is usually crowded with local tourists. But if you go there around February, Tanjung Aan Beach will be filled with tourists, both local and foreign.

Mandalika Nyale Smell

The reason is, in February there is always a special event, namely Smell Festival. This tradition is related to the local myth about Princess Mandalika where the princess jumped from a hill and sacrificed herself to avoid the princes who were fighting to marry her.

The myth goes on to say that Mandalika's daughter was Reincarnated become a sea worm or known as live after the residents failed to find the body of the princess.

The tradition of catching Nyale has been around for centuries and Nyale has become an ingredient in several types of local dishes.

So nyale is the local community's term for sea worms that appear only at certain times.

There are 4 species of Nyale from the Family Eunicidae namely Eunice viridis, Eunice Siciliensis, Licydice Collaris, and also the Nyale species of the Nereidae family, namely Dendronereides Heteropoda.

Apart from Tanjung Aan beach, the nyale can also be found in several other places in this beloved archipelago, such as Maluku, Sumbawa and also Lombok.


If you use a private vehicle, it will definitely be very easy to get to the Tanjung Aan location.

Travel time takes 1,5 hours if the route starts from the city of Mataram then passes through Cakranegara, heading to Praya, Batunyale, Rambitan, Kuta beach and arriving at Tanjung Aan.

If from the nearest beach Kuta Lombok you only need to travel 15 minutes by vehicle and the travel distance is about 3 km.

But it will feel far again if you are from Senggigi Lombok with a distance of 72 km or about 1 hour 46 minutes.

You should rent a car in Lombok or rent a motorbike from Mataram city if you don't bring a private vehicle because using public transportation will only waste time and be quite a hassle.

If you have arrived at this beach, don't forget to visit the beaches around Tanjung Aan which are no less exotic, such as Seger Beach, Selong Belanak Beach, and of course also Kuta Beach.

Tariffs and Entrance Fees

Entrance Ticket Prices (HTM) for Attractions in Lombok

There is currently no special tariff applied to enter the beach area.

Currently you only need to pay a parking fee of Rp. 10.000 for a four-wheeled car, Rp. 15.000 for buses/micro buses and Rp. 5.000 for two-wheeled motorbikes.

Travel buddies can check too Entrance Ticket Prices (HTM) for Attractions on Lombok Island

For those of you who want to go to this place by renting a car, you can see the link on our website in "Cheap car rental in Lombok".

If you use a rented motorbike, just information, the cost of renting a motorbike per day in Lombok is usually IDR 50.000 per 24 hours.

Facilities at Tanjung Aan Beach Lombok

Around this beach location, there are accommodation facilities, restaurants, parking areas, snorkeling equipment and lo-boat rentals, souvenir sales and also local food stalls.

You can find lodging around Tanjung Aan ranging from inn classes to star hotels such as; JC Surfer's House, Villa Sorgas, Villa Bau Nyale, Family House Lombok to Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas which is 3 km away from Tanjung Aan.

Turtle shop at Tanjung Aan

Around the beach there are bars and restaurants that we recommend, such as Warung Turtle, Warung Aan Resti or Ancora Restaurant which serve typical Italian food.

Also read: Culinary Tourism in Sumbawa Besar
Suggestions before traveling to Tanjung Aan Lombok Beach

Due to the hot weather, it is recommended to use sunblock and sunglasses, especially if you intend to sunbathe.

You should also be careful if you intend to climb Marese Hill, use comfortable and safe footwear.

use sunblock and sunglasses when at the beach

Travel buddy can read The best tips and guides before traveling.

If you want to buy souvenirs at locations around the beach, don't let the price you pay for souvenirs be too expensive.

The trick is to try to bargain up to half the price, this is the right time to try Bargaining to get the best price.

Great time to visit

The right time to visit this beach to attend the Nyale smell ritual is in February. Because in this month many Nyale sea worms appear along the coast of Tanjung Aan.

The smell of nyale tradition, which has been around for years, is a form of local respect for Princess Mandalika.

The local culture of catching nyale has become an annual tourist festival activity held by the Central Lombok tourism office to revive local tourist visits.

Of course, when the festival took place, many domestic and foreign tourists were present, so the atmosphere became lively and busy, with lots of fun and fun fighting for fun between tourists and local residents.

FAQ & Frequently Asked Questions About Tanjung Aan Beach

These are general questions about Tanjung Aan Lombok beach information

Where is Tanjung Aan Beach, Lombok?

Tanjung Aan Beach is located in the Mandalika area, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. This area was recently ratified as a special economic zone by President Joko Widodo.

How do I have to go to get to Tanjung Aan Lombok?

As explained in the sub header above, the trip to Tanjung Aan beach is taken within 90 minutes. The route taken is Cakranegara, Praya, batunyale, rambitan, Kuta beach, Lombok, and arrived at Tanjung Aan beach.

What activities can be done while on vacation in Tanjung Aan?

Tanjung Aan is a shallow beach with a coastline of 2 km. The waves are quite calm and relatively safer. Activities that you can do at Tanjung Aan beach include playing in the water, sunbathing enjoying the scenery, and relaxing while playing in the sand.

If you want to take pictures with a more beautiful view, you can rent a boat to go to Bukit Merese or Batu Payung.

What culinary delights can be found when visiting Tanjung Aan?

Like beaches in general, Tanjung Aan Beach is also lined with restaurants and stalls.

Many menus are served by restaurants by the beach such as local cuisine, seafood, and many more. Enjoying culinary at Tanjung Aan is incomplete if you don't see the beautiful beach scenery.

How much is the entrance ticket (HTM) for a trip to Tanjung Aan Beach?

Tanjung Aan Beach does not have an entrance ticket. So, you can enjoy beach tourism here for free to your heart's content.

You are only required to pay the vehicle parking fee. For motorbikes, the fare is Rp. 5.000, four-wheeled cars are Rp. 10.000 and for larger vehicles such as buses, you pay Rp. 15.000.

When can I visit it?

You can visit Tanjung Aan every day, this beach does not have an open and close schedule.

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That's the article tanjung beach above we made it with our gratitude to travela friends.

We hope that the information above is useful in determining your destination in exploring our beloved archipelago. Also find other tourism and transportation offers in Lombok such as;

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Cheers – Alfonso Giostanov 0853333 99175 | Tanjung Aan Beach, Lombok


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