This beautiful beach named Kondang Merak Beach is located in Donomulyo sub-district, Malang Selatan District or Bantur, Malang, East Java, which is about 68 kilometers from Malang city. This beach is one of south coastal beaches of East Java other than Balekambang Beach. The different is that Kondang Merak Beach looks more natural and not too crowded. The beach is also one of ornamental fish producers. Itâ€™s said that in the past, local people often saw peacocks coming to this beach for a drink of fresh water around the beach. Since peacocks often stopped to this place then this beach became famous. That makes this beach then known as Merak (Peacock) Kondang Beach.
The scenery around this beach is quite beautiful with breezing wind blow, coupled with its quite soft white sand felt on feet. There are also big coral reefs available on this beach. Those big coral rocks will be interesting to see when the tide is low. This is because that the reef previously covered with sea water is going to appear to the surface.
No need to worry because there are also some lodgings, restaurants, mosques even camping ground available here. For restaurants, of course the menus offered are mostly seafood.
Itâ€™s quite easy to get to this location. From Malang city center you can follow the road heading to Kepanjen and just follow the same directions to get to Balekambang Beach. Do not worry about getting lost because there will be lots of information boards showing which path you should take to get to Kondang Merak Beach. You will spend about three hour trip to get to this location from Malang city centre. But keep in mind for you who ride on motorcycles, you should be more careful because the roadâ€™s condition youâ€™ll pass through are not good enough. So, happy holiday and enjoy the beauty of Kondang Merak Beach.