Enemawira Beach in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province
The major reason to visit Talaud Regency is indeed to visit all its beautiful beaches, no? As for the reference, there is Enemawira Beach in North Tabukan Sub-District. To be exact, as the name suggests, the beach resides in Enemawira Village. Also, it is the part of Sangihe Island. The question is what makes the beach different than others. According to the Indonesian locals, most people who come to the beach want to enjoy a challenging water sport like surfing. Some of them also take advantage of the site to enjoy sightseeing and beach walking, somehow.
In terms of nuance, Enemawira Beach indeed looks exotic. The name has the meaning of white sand, actually. However, unlike the name, the beach features black sand instead of the white one. It is because the presence of iron content mixed in the sand. Despite the color, the texture is considered soft so it is suitable for beach walking and playing sand. The next recognizable feature of the beach is none other than the big waves! This explains why many people come to the site to satisfy their hobby which is surfing.
Exploring Enemawira Beach
The first thing that tourists may recognize in Enemawira Beach is the presence of local kids who play in the shoreline. Some of them are even brave enough to swim and surf in the sea! For tourists, such nuance provides them the opportunity to take some good pictures of the kids. Their enthusiasm and happiness give a nice ambiance to the photos after all. One thing, tourists should come at the right time if they want to meet these kids. Usually, they come at noon or in the afternoon. However, they have already been there early in the morning during holidays.
For tourists, Enemawira Beach offers a distinct allure that they won’t find in other beaches of Talaud Regency. It is the strong and big waves. That means surfing becomes a major fun activity to enjoy there, especially for professionals or experienced surfers. However, no facilities or services are available on the site so tourists should carry their own surfing board. Here is the unique thing. Local kids also often surf there even though they do not have an appropriate surfing board. Instead of using a sophisticated one, they take advantage of a simple wood board to surf in the sea!
For those who cannot surf, they can simply sit by the shore and watch stunning sea scenery with their families. Somehow, the breezy wind soothes their mind and eradicates stresses instantly. For the best result, it is recommended to come early in the morning though.
- Salebabu Island
- Karakelong Island
- Napombalu Island
- Arandangan Cave
How to Get There
For those coming from Manado City, they should take an airplane from Sam Ratulangi International Airport and head to Melonguane City. Have no worries. This flight only takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Once arriving at Melonguane City, they can simply head to Kabaruang Island by boat (which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes). The last thing to do is to take another boat to Sangihe Island where the beach resides.
Where to Stay
- Mentari Inn