Kusamba, a Black Sandy Beach in East Bali
The name of Kusamba Beach is taken from the place it is situated in the east part of the island. From the province capital, Denpasar, it takes about 45 minutes driving. The nearer location is in from Semarapura Town which takes only 20 minutes. The beach is well known for the black sand and the beauty of surrounding nature. Capturing the stunning views of Indian Ocean and the island named Nusa Penida, the beach is worth visiting. Enjoy the local culture and daily life of local people who are mostly fishermen and farmers producing copra in the black sandy beach stretch for 3 kilometers length.
The local people have interesting as their daily activities besides being fishermen and farmers. Many people in the area of Kusamba Beach are salt making in traditional way. They use traditional tools in making salt after taking the seawater. Every process using primitive appliances but the results of the salt will be in high quality. The salt made using traditional method has full of content such as iodine. The fishermen and farmers deliver the commodity of what they develop to the nearby islands. It is will be such a good experience by knowing another culture especially in this exotic island.
Besides, the daily activities done by local people, visitors can also enjoy the tradition of local culture which is still highly upheld in Bali. Almost all area in Bali can be a place for ritual and ceremony of Hindu tradition. To enjoy the fresh fish or seafood ingredients, there is a fish market nearby Kusamba Beach. The attraction provided by the beach besides black sand is also the splash and wave of the coast. The view along the beach is very beautiful and breathtaking. Since it is one of tourism spot, some public facilities are available and accessible. You can visit this place via East Bali tour package.