Mawun Beach Lombok
Mawun beach is so worth it to be a beach tourism destination. The beach which is a part of a bay, has horse shoe shaped with two hills in the west and east side. Has the white sand and soft texture in the center side of the beach. While in the west side, the sand tends to be rougher and mixed with rocks splits. The middle side of the beach’s topography is also steeper than in the west and east side. The waves in the middle part of the beach is also stronger compared to those in west and east side. The middle side of the beach also contaminated by plastic rubbish which carried by the waves. Its understandable because the middle side of the beach is faced directly to the Indian ocean while the west and east side of the beach is blocked by hill.
Every day, the beach is visited by visitors, domestic and foreign as well though it’s not in large amount. Domestic visitors usually come in the morning and leave the beach before the sun gets too hot. On the contrary, the foreign visitors usually visit this beach when the sun is still so hot at noon.
Playing calm water that look like a lake becomes favorite activity in Mawun Beach. But you have to be careful because the depth of the beach can be deeper after you work 5 – 10 meters from the coastline. Although the water is so clean and clear, but you won’t be able to snorkel because the base of the beach is sand.
Mawun Beach is situated at Tumpak Village, Pujut sub-district, Lombok Tengah Regency, West Nusa Tenggara. The location is around 60 km from Mataram City by a car for about 1.5 hours.