Meat Beach is one of the lake areas that have clear water. It is a part of Meat Village, Toba Samosir. The livelihood of the inhabitants is farming, fishing, and weaving Ulos. It is about 30 minutes from Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport. To see it on the map, click here.
Unlike other beaches, Meat Beach is a lake part surrounded by a vast expanse of rice fields and famous for diving. The beach is perfect for you who like to swim and dive because the water is clear, deep enough, and full of fish. It is also perfect for camping. Due to its unique landscape, the village has abundant camping grounds. There are also some food stalls that offer goldfish and fresh carp cooked in various types of Batak cuisines such as Arsik.
What to Enjoy
The original village scenery with a stretch of green rice fields and towering hills will make you excited to spend a vacation on this beach. Make sure you tour the rice fields while you are in the area.
A number of unique homestays with traditional Batak houses are available for booking in Meat Village. You can book the camping grounds, too. You cannot reserve them online, but rather directly on the spot.
What to Expect
The area can get cold and windy especially on the camping grounds. So, you need to bring a jacket with you. Entrance fee to the beach is Rp 20,000 ($1.60) per adult.
There is no public transportation to Meat Beach. If you have arrived at Balige or Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport, then hire a motorist (motorcycle taxi) to the beach. If you plan to come in a group, book rental cars to pick you up at the airport.
What Visitors Say
“Cool location, lots of trees and super clear lake water. Still quite rarely visited. Suitable for fishing locations. There is a grassy field a few meters from the lake so it is suitable for a picnic.” Deasy Purba (Source)
“Meat is perfect for visitors or tourists who like to swim and dive. In Meat there are several locations for Camping Ground. There are also several food stalls that offer fresh carp and mujahir fish which are cooked with various types of menus such as arsik and tombur.” Valent Huba (Source)
“Meat Balige and Pakkodian Beach are often used as camping spots, such as a thousand tents on June 28-30 2019, around four thousand visitors attended. These visitors do not only come from within the province but from various parts of the archipelago.” allmartua (Source)
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