Akerica Beach in Ternate City, North Maluku


One of Ternate City’s allures is indeed its natural attractions. These include stunning beaches like Akerica, without a doubt. Even though it is not as popular Sulamadaha and Falajawa Beach, it has a similar beauty and uniqueness as those. The most noticeable feature of this beach is none other than the perfect sunset like an eclipse. It is also suitable for other activities like swimming and photography, in fact. Thanks to the richness of Indonesia offered by the site. Tourists won’t run out beautiful objects as the background of their photography. Not to mention the peaceful nuance of the beach provides a perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

The Nuance
The first impression that tourists can get from Akerica Beach is the shallow water of the shore. This explains why tourists can see corals clearly from where they stand. Plus, the waves are quite calm which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling safely. The next interesting fact is that the beach is located in the west part of Ternate Island. Thus, it provides the perfect view of the sunset in the evening. Here another important info. Akerica is a fisherman beach, so tourists may find several boats parked there. Even local kids often come to the location to play on the shore!

Exploring Akerica Beach
Numerous types of activities can be done in Akerica Beach. For example, tourists are allowed to explore the shore and walk of corals to their heart’s content. They need to be careful, though, as some corals have a sharp surface and may hurt their feet. In this case, it is recommended to wear proper footwear during exploration. If this is not enough, they can get in the water and explore the shore by foot. Have no worries. The shore is shallow and the waves are calm.

The next recommended activity to do in Akerica Beach is water sports including swimming and snorkeling. The fact is that the beach features crystal clear water, so it is suitable for those activities. Not to mention it has an amazing visibility, which makes snorkeling easier and more comfortable. Here is the tip. Make sure to have prepared snorkeling gear beforehand, as no facilities are available to rent the item.

The next popular thing to do in Akerica Beach is photography. This explains why many people decide to carry a camera and tripod on site. They want to capture stunning panorama and flawless sea scenery during good weather. Later, in the afternoon, there is a wonderful object to capture which is none other than the sunset. The sun disappears slowly in the horizon, creating an amazing romantic ambiance there.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kastela Beach
  • Kastela Fort
  • Bobane Ici Beach

How to Get There
From Ternate City, tourists can take any available local transportation service and head to Akerica Beach right away. The distance is 14.9 km, so this trip may take approximately 36 minutes or less. For a faster trip, though, it is recommended to take Batu Angus Street. Also, it is better to come before dusk in order to watch a perfect sunset in Indonesia.

Where to Stay
Ma’rasai Villa


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