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Sukamade Beach

Sukamade beach lies in Barongan village, Pesanggrahan, about 97 kilometres southwest of Banyuwangi. For thousands of years, this coastal spawning grounds to giant turtles from Indonesia and Pacific Ocean. Sukamade is also famous as turtle beach and part of Meru Betiri National Park.

Sukamade beach is the most preferred by foreign tourist and domestic visitor. Encountered group of animals and monkey Macaca, which as tourist attraction. Visitors can enjoy walk through stretch of lowland tropical rain forest with trail pass. The scenery what can be enjoyed such as: large collection of bats, lizards, deer, wild boar and several species of birds including albatrosses.

At night, Sukamade beach will be transformed into paradise. One by one, the turtle will heading to mainland from the beach to lay eggs. The moment, that eagerly await by tourists, especially foreign tourists. Because it is rare sight, then treatment must be careful to observe it. The visitors are not allowed to turn on the light and noise while at the beach. The process of laying eggs of turtle itself takes about 3 hours of riding to the beach and then go back to sea again. Some of existing facilities in Sukamade turtle beach : cottage accommodation, camping ground, meeting hall, trekking jungle track, information centre, laboratories and team work conservation.