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Batu Kumbang Beach

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Being directly adjacent to the west with the Indian Ocean makes Bengkulu awarded a beautiful row of beaches. Take for example; one of them is Batu Kumbang Beach which is located in Pulau Baru Village, Ipuh District, Mukomuko Regency, Bengkulu Province. The distance is 189 kilometers from Bengkulu City. You can use land transportation to this beach. Arriving at Batu Kumbang, you will be greeted by a calm atmosphere with beautiful natural scenery and fine white sand.Arriving at Batu Kumbang, you can walk along the coastline for 2 kilometers. Interestingly, along the coastline, you will find hundreds of towering sea pine trees. Occasionally at the end of the beach, you will see a small boat anchoring. At that location, it is indeed a dock for local village fishermen to anchor. You can also feel the freshness of the Batu Kumbang Beach by swimming on this beach. Besides its beautiful nature, Batu Kumbang Beach is also the location of landing four types of turtles or 'Katung' in Bengkulu language. They are green turtles (Chelonia mydas), leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), Lekang turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). The four types of turtles routinely make a nest to lay their eggs. Not far from the beach, about 75 meters away, you can see a permanent building called ‘Sea Turtle House’. The building is used as a place for captive hatchlings or baby turtles. If you are lucky, you can also release turtles.

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