For the day after we went to Menjangan Island we had planned to go to Wedi Ireng beach. We drove for 2 hours to get to a beach on the south side of Java island. The southern coast of Java island is generally more wavy than the other sides, as this is the side facing the Indian Ocean.
When we arrived at the beach where we were supposed to take small fisherman boats to get to Wedi Ireng beach, the wind picked up and it started raining. We waited for a while for the rain to subside, but the locals said it wasn't a good idea to go so we listened to them. Instead, we drove to Pantai Pulau Merah (Red Island Beach) and settled there for a while.
The Red Island beach was busy but not overly crowded. We were able to rent two umbrellas with loungers and shared them amongst us. We ordered fresh coconuts and some cup noodles. Look who was super excited to have a cup!
The kids had a lot of fun playing in the sand. The waves were quite strong so I made sure to tell Miss Kiki to stay away from the water. The sand was very fine and it stretched out really long. DH had his own fun jumping in the waves, it scared me a bit but he's not stupid so I just had to have faith.
|Pulau Merah in the background|
We stayed there for about 3 hours. Just before we left, Miss Kiki picked up a tiny little crab and asked me to take a picture of it. She released the poor thing afterwards.
And that was our half day on the beach!