Header courtesy of plesiran
Want some beautiful panoramic view of the beach, the merging of the hills atmospheric of southern tip of Bali, the crushing waves as well as a quiet location and away from the noise? Then you should visit Soka Beach. The exotic and romantic view of Soka Beach can thrill every visitor who come.
One of the quiet beach - courtesy of plesiran
Soka Beach, The Giant’s Residence
The captivating view of Soka Beach will bring you the heavenly atmosphere once you step your foot here. On the east coast you can see the majestic Mount Agung while in the west stretch out coconut groves and spellbind manicured expanse of rice fields in the cluster of Batukaru hills. This scene will soothe your feelings amid hot weather at the beach. There is also Bulung Daya Cave inhabited by thousands of wild swallow on the side of the beach.
Payuk Kebo Iwa - courtesy of lakarkija
Beneath the natural beauty of Soka Beach, lies a magnificent ancient tales about the landscape itself. There are a rock surrounded by sand and sea water, measuring approximately 3 meters, called "Payuk Kebo Iwa". Payuk means the pot, so "Payuk Kebo Iwa" means pot belonged to Kebo Iwa. According to the legend, Kebo Iwa is a powerful, large, youth giant. His magical power even enabled him to use the beach as his kitchen. On the western area, next to Pura Luhur Serijong, there are rocks which looks just like a native kitchen, measuring approximately 1 by 20 meters. There, according to the lore, Kebo Iwa cook with his pot.
Near the beach, there are Pura Luhur Serijong, was built almost at the same time with Pura Rambut Siwi at Jembrana and Pura Tanah Lot, which is in about 16th century by the sacred priest of Bawu Rauh. On the feast day and the full moon, the beach is always packed with visitors and Hindus who will carry out religious ceremonies. The local people mostly are farmers and fishermen, as visitors can see multiple rice fields and traditional fishing boats (jukung) in these area.
How to get there
Soka Beach located in the Antap village, Tabanan, right at the alongside of the main road Denpasar - Gilimanuk. It is about 60 kilometers from Denpasar, or about 2 hours by car. There are no public transportation to Soka Beach, the visitors need to rent a car to get here.
It is right on the roadside - courtesy of jawarapost
The rocky beach, yet the waves are medium. The quiet atmosphere is suitable for relaxing while watching and enjoying the beach panorama. Visitors can surely enjoying their noise-free time here. No water activities are allowed here since the coral and rocks in this beach are very dangerous for the visitors.