Gapang Beach Pulau Weh, A Shady White Sand Beach & Closest to Macro Dives Site in Sabang, Weh Island

Gapang Beach Pulau Weh is one of the white sand beaches in Pulau Weh, Aceh and a shady beach with trees on the beach. This beach is a very beautiful beach where you can feel the relaxed and calm atmosphere. It is located in the western part of Weh Island or about 17 kilometers from Sabang city. Gapang does offer a very calm beach where you can find coral reefs near the beach and close to a macro dive site where you can see many macro marine life under the sea by diving. There are several scuba diving operators on this beach with cozy bungalows and restaurants. In addition, you can also find good snorkeling spots not far from the beach.

Gapang Beach Pulau Weh is located in Iboih Village which is one of the famous beaches in Sabang among tourists because of its white sand and clear sea water, comfortable environment, shallow water and close to diving spots in Pulau Weh. The beach has calm sea water throughout the year which is perfect for swimming. If you are interested in visiting this beach or doing activities on this beach you can choose the Sabang Pulau Weh vacation packages or diving trip that we offer below:

In addition to the stunning scenery, Gapang Beach also has many restaurants and accommodation near the beach. After doing tourist activities such as snorkeling, diving, swimming you can immediately return to the hotel or find a meal at a restaurant. There are several scuba diving operators on this beach with international standards so that tourists who visit this beach generally come from Europe, America, Singapore and Australia. Local tourists just walking around the beach and swimming.

Things to do in Gapang Beach

  • 1. Scuba Diving

Gapang Beach has some fantastic dive sites and a famous dive site on Weh Island. The famous dive sites on this beach are Gapang House Reef and Limbo Gapang. The Gapang House Reef dive site is a shallow dive site with beautiful coral formations. Here you can see many anemone fish and various types of rare fish such as devil ray fish, eagle ray, leaf scorpion fish, and various types of stingrays. For underwater photography enthusiast, this spot is one of the best and also popular among macro lovers. Limbo Gapang dive site is perfect for beginner divers. Here you can see many moray eels, hard corals, anemones, schools of barracuda, and a wide variety of underwater life that you have never seen before.

  • 2. Snorkeling

For those of you who want to do snorkeling in Pulau Weh, you can also snorkel at Gapang Beach. You can rent snorkeling equipment on this beach such as life jackets, fins and masks. By snorkeling you will see a lot of diversity of fish and coral reefs especially at the end spot of this beach.

  • 3. Swimming

This beach is perfect for swimming and playing in the sand. The beach is not too crowded so it is easy for visitors to swim and relax on the beach. For family travelers, you can swim in the shallow end. For those of you who can’t swim, you can rent a buoy at this beach.

  • 4. Wacthing Sunset

Gapang Beach is one of the best places to see the sunset in Pulau Weh. You will be treated to a stunning sunset view with golden colors. Coupled with the blue and clear sea background and hills with shady trees add to the beauty and atmosphere that is so mesmerizing. At night the atmosphere is quite beautiful with lights on the beach.

  • 5. Kayaking

One of the interesting things to do on this white sand beach is kayaking. By kayaking you will enjoy the view of the blue sea and the view of the beach with shady trees.

How to get to Gapang Beach

If this is your first time visiting the beach, after arriving in Banda Aceh either by plane via Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport or by bus from Medan via Batoh Terminal you can directly book transportation from Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport with a travel time of 35 minutes to Ulee Lheue Port Banda Aceh or about 18 minutes from Batoh bus terminal. After that you can take a fast ferry to Pulau Weh with a travel time of 45 minutes to get to Pulau Weh. Upon arrival at Balohan Harbor, you can take a public minibus or also rent a car in Pulau Weh with us. The direction to Gapang Beach is the same as the route to Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument where you will reach this beach in 40 minutes.

Other Popular Beaches in Weh Island

Gapang Beach is one of the tourist destinations in Sabang, Weh Island. This beach is very popular with many tourists. This beach is perfect for tourists who want to relax quietly and under the shady trees on the beach. For those who like fishing, you can also try ultralight fishing on the pier in front of Gapang Resort.

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