This beautiful beach located in Pesanggaran subdistrict is one of Indonesia’s most important turtle spawning grounds. Five species of sea turtle come ashore regularly to lay their eggs on these sands. Located on the southern coast, this beach is called Sukamade Turtle beach, a good place for relaxing and enjoying the sunset.
Sukamade Beach is a part of Meru Betiri National Park. The park that has been set in colonial era as one of wildlife reserved in east java is worth to visit during your vacation in Indonesia.
Sukamade Tour is an adventurous four to six hours drive through peacefull villages, rubber, coffee and cocoa plantations, and a small jungle-tour. It is a scenic journey to Sukamade. On the way heading to Sukamade, you will pass the exotic and peaceful Green Bay. There you will spend the night in the plantations guesthouse. About 8 pm till 11.30 pm you’ll be picked up to watching turtles coming-up from the sea crawling to the beach seeking for a nice place to lay their eggs. The peak season for green turtle (mostly found laying their eggs on Sukamade Beach) is on wet season but usually can be found on entire year.
In Sukamade, there’s also the location of the turtle egg hatchery, and all turtles that are successfully hatched are released back into the sea.
It is not guaranteed that we will find the sea turtle laying their eggs on this trip.