Air Manis Beach is located in Air Manis Village, a fishing village not far from Muara Harbor, or approximately 2 kilometers from downtown Padang. Most locals visit this brown sandy beach to swim especially on the weekends. Often Air Manis Beach has high waves, up to about 1 meter high, so that we can see people surfing here. Surfboard rentals are available at a cost of Rp. 20,000 and Rp. 50,000 for the trainer, should we need one.
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Other interesting part in Air Manis Beach is that visitors can also see the stone of the legend Malin Kundang, a famous story tale in Indonesia that tells a story about a prodigal son who’s cursed by his own mother to become a stone. As in other beaches, such as Carlos Beach and Caroline Beach, here visitors can also watch or join local fishermen catching fishes.
And not far from Air Manis Beach, there are an old Japanese canon, a Chinese cemetery, and also a tomb of Siti Nurbaya, another famed local tale that tells a sad love story.
Air Manis village, about 2 kilometers from downtown Padang
Rp. 2,000/person, parking fee: Rp. 5,000/car
souvenirs shops, toilets
old Japanese canon, Chinese cemetery, tomb of Siti Nurbaya
How to get there
By own transport or car rental
By public transport: from Jl. Imam Bonjol/Jl. Bundo Kanduang take an angkot that goes along the “Pasaraya-Sebrang Palinggam” line (the blue color angkot) to the direction of “Muara” (fare: Rp. 2,000). From here you can walk to Air Manis Beach or take a bemo (fare: Rp. 1,000)
if you park your car here, a man will come and ask you for the parking fee. Cash payment only.