Kastela Beach in Ternate City, North Maluku Province


Here is the question. What makes people keep coming to a beach? Even though it can be many reasons, but watching a beautiful sunset is the most significant one. In this case, Kastela Beach in Indonesia becomes the most recommended choice when it comes to watching such romantic sun view for those who live or visit Ternate Island. As the name suggests, the beach is located in Kastela Village and resides near to Gamlamo (Kastela) Fort. It is also located near to Sultan Khairun Monument, in fact! No wonder, tourists can enjoy both stunning sunset and learn some history by visiting those nearby historical sites.

The Nuance
As mentioned earlier, the most alluring feature of Kastela Beach is the sunset. This explains why the beach is more crowded during dusk or in the afternoon. The next interesting feature is the presence of lush trees that grow near to the shore. Even though the seawater is not as clear as that of Sulamadaha Beach, but it is still worth a photo shoot! Moreover, the beach has a signature nearby tourist site called Nostra Senhora de Rosaria (Gamlamo) Fort, which tourists can visit later. What is more? Some local food vendors are also seen there selling traditional snacks and drinks like Mulubebe banana and Cinnamon coffee.

Exploring Kastela Beach
The most common reason to visit Kastela Beach is to watch the stunning sunset. It is because the beach is located in the best spot to watch such natural phenomenon. The orange color of the sky disappears gradually along with the sun, creating a romantic nuance to the site. No wonder, some couples often take advantage of the atmosphere to develop their relationship. Some people also enjoy the sunset in a different way, though, which is photography. They capture pictures at the right moment in order to get the best result, for sure.

Aside from the sunset, people also visit the beach to enjoy relaxation with either friends or families. The presence of local food vendors makes the site more interesting to visit, after all. These people sell delicious snacks and beverage for tourists to enjoy while sightseeing. Have no worries. The price is quite affordable, so everyone can enjoy them without spending too much money. Do not overlook the fact that some wild goats often roam on the site, which becomes another unique background for photography.

The next allure of Kastela Beach is none other than the strategic location, which is near to famous historical sites like Khairun Monument and Kastela Fort. That means tourists can get to these places easily once exploring the beach. What a place to spend a holiday!

Nearby Attractions

  • Akerica Beach
  • Kastela Fort
  • Kota Janji Fort
  • Bobano Ici Beach

How to Get There
From Ternate City, a trip to Kastela Beach only takes about 32 minutes as the distance between those locations is 12.7 km. This trip can even be faster if they take Batu Angus Street and use only the best transportation service. Due to the strategic location of the beach, tourists don’t even need to hire a tour guide to get there.

Where to Stay

  • Pantai Selatan Cottage


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