The Charm of Pasut Beach: A Beach with Exotic Black Sand in Tabanan

With the charm of its wide and soft black sand, it makes this beach different from the other beaches in South Bali which have white sand. This is Pasut Beach, a quiet alternative beach far from the hectic of the city.

Sep 9, 2023 - 00:54
Sep 9, 2023 - 01:34
The Charm of Pasut Beach: A Beach with Exotic Black Sand in Tabanan
Pasut Beach Main Entrance (Source: Editorial Collection)

The island of Bali, which is often referred to as the Island of the Gods, is one of the most iconic tourism destinations in the world. Known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and the friendliness of its people, this island is a paradise for tourists. One of the greatest natural resources which is the main attraction is the stunning beauty of its beaches.

This island is indeed blessed with various beaches spread throughout its territory. Each beach on the island has its own characteristics and charms. However, most tourists only know a few famous beaches such as Kuta Beach, Sanur and Canggu. In fact, almost every corner of the island has many interesting beaches to visit, one of which is the beach located in Tabanan Regency, namely Pasut Beach.

Pasut Beach is located in Tibubiyu Village, Kerambitan District, Tabanan Regency, Bali. The journey from Tabanan City to this beach takes about 20 minutes with a distance of about 14 kilometers. However, if departing from Denpasar City, it takes about an hour's drive with a distance of about 35 kilometers.

When entering the beach area, tourists will be greeted by a wide expanse of black sand. The black color of the sand is caused by the impact of volcanic activity, which is a differentiating factor from other beaches in the South Bali region which have white sand. Even though it is black, the sand on this beach is very soft so you don't need to wear footwear when walking on it.

The peaceful beach atmosphere with calm waves, and no hills on the right and left side of the beach, is very suitable for tourists who want to feel calm and comfortable while enjoying the beach view. Besides that, what makes Pasut Beach so special is the presence of rows of coconut trees that grow on the edge of the beach with their sloping trunks, creating a truly unique view.

Pasut Beach (Source: Editorial Collection)

The main attraction of Pasut Beach is the beautiful sunset view. When exposed to sunlight, the stretch of black sand on this beach glistens and the bursts of orange light hitting the ocean make the sunset on this beach feel very majestic and beautiful. The warm sunlight that break through the groves of coconut trees around the beach also creates stunning and unforgettable views. This makes Pasut Beach a place full of attraction for tourists who are looking for exotic natural beauty.

While enjoying the enchanting changes in the color of the sky, tourists can also feel the presence of natural sounds around them, such as the waves moving gracefully, birds chirping, or the wind gently rustling. Apart from enjoying this moment directly, tourists can also capture this beauty by using their digital camera or smartphone. This makes it possible to save visual memories of such beautiful sunset views or even share these experiences on social media. While enjoying the beauty of this sunset, tourists can also enjoy a drink or snack which will add comfort while living this precious moment.

Although the main attraction of Pasut Beach is the beautiful sunset view, there are many other activities that can be enjoyed here. Tourists can swim or play in the water on the beach because the waves tend to be calm, so it can provide a sense of security for anyone who wants to swim here. In addition, tourists can sunbathe, relax, or play beach ball. Many tourists who have visited this beach to enjoy playing beach volleyball or beach soccer because the beach is wide and flat.

Apart from enjoying its natural beauty, there are also tourists who deliberately come to Pasut Beach to take advantage of the black sand as heat therapy. Many believe that heat therapy has health benefits, such as reducing muscle tension in the waist and neck area, and stimulating blood circulation, which gives a feeling of relaxation and freshness. This therapy is even believed to support the healing process for those suffering from strokes, rheumatism, or other skin problems. In practice, this therapy is done by burying part of the body in black sand, starting from the feet, thighs, back, stomach, up to the neck. This method is also considered effective in reducing aches and pains in the waist area.

The ideal time to visit this beach depends on the preferences and goals of the tourists. If you want to enjoy the sunset, the most suitable time is usually around 06:00 to 06:30 PM. However, it's better to come early to get a good spot to enjoy the maximum sunset view. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy other activities on the beach, it is recommended to come around 03:00 to 05:00 PM, when the sun is not so hot so the atmosphere will be more comfortable.

Like most beaches on the island of Bali, Pasut Beach does not charge an entrance fee, so visitors can enjoy it for free. There is only a vehicle parking fee that needs to be paid. Around this area, there are also various accommodation and hotel options for tourists who want to enjoy Pasut Beach for longer in more relaxed atmosphere. Lastly, Pasut Beach is very suitable for tourists who are looking for a quiet beach alternative and want to get away from the hectic of the popular beaches around the city.