Selong Belanak Beach Location
Belanak Selong Beach is located in the south of the village of Selong Belanak, West Praya, Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara or around coordinates -8.872680, 116.161730. The beach is in line with other beautiful beaches in Lombok. Nevertheless, it does not mean to reach one beach to another is easy.
Usually, visitors departs from Kuta Beach Lombok since Kuta has many facilities such as hotels, restaurant, motorbike/car rental, surf equipment rental, and other tourist facilities. FYI, as far as i know there are two beach called Kuta, one is in Lombok, the other is in Bali.
How to get Selong Belanak Beach from Kuta Beach is really challenging. At first, I thought the road to Selong Belanak is good considering the Belanak Selong is one of the famous beaches in Lombok. It turned out that I was wrong! At that time, we had to go uphills and downhills with mostly unpaved road! If you ride a motorcycle, it is better to use a motor with a manual transmission. Because if you use the motor automatic transmission, it will be ttiring and a bit hard to control the brakes. Just be careful, stay focus, and don’t be hasty. Enjoy the adventure because there will be incredible scenery along the trip. Moreover, sometimes we could see traditional gold mining all the way to Selong Belanak.
But that’s the best way to get Selong Belanak Beach so far. Don’t trust the travel time provided by Google Map. Due to the dirty and hilly road, you need 2-4 times longer than those on Google maps prediction. Buy gasoline when you see a local sells gasoline because there is less gasoline seller along the road. No gas station available!