Parbaba Beach is a white-sand and clear-water beach on Samosir. It takes 1 hour to get there from Tuktuk. It is a place to watch your kids splash in the water and soak in the sand. To see it on the map, click here.
Parbaba Beach is the best and busiest beach on Samosir island. It has been a popular venue for children’s playgrounds and volcano sports such as kayaking, canoeing, and beach volleyball. Nearby hotels and independent operators offer a variety of rides such as banana boats, jet skis, water bikes, rowing boats, and tires. The waves are modest.
What to Enjoy
For those of you who like to play in the water, take the rides mentioned above. For others, just stay on the beach for sunbathing or relaxing. While sunbathing under the sunshine or hiding under a fancy tent, you can enjoy coconut drinks and some Batak culinary as well. The view and weather make this place special for family and group visits.
What to Expect
Weekends are the busiest times, but workdays also see tourists. Make sure you book the right accommodations by the beach. Otherwise, you will end up going to the public area of the beach only. The area also has restaurants, souvenirs, and tents, but it is less clean than the private beach where entrance is free. The sun is hot in the middle of the day (around 12:00 – 14:00) and generally fine at other times.
What Visitors Say
“It’s a good choice for anybody who is craving to sunbathing on beach. But, it was too crowded during the Christmas and New Year’s eve,…” Prisquila Sembiring (Source)
“A nice place for sunset!,…” Eugene Wong (Source)
“The beach is good, clean (toilet is also great), very quiet. I love this place.” Kemal Sabnani (Source)
“By the way, Parbubu Beach has been developed into a beach volleyball venue for Lake Toba Eco Tourism Sport and the Parbaba Beach is used as a venue for North Sumatra level volleyball matches.” Spongebobsipenjelajah (Source)
“As the name implies, Parbaba White Sand Beach has a wide plain in the form of fine white sand. It is possible that the sand is the remnant of the eruption of Mount Toba millions of years ago. In front of this beach, there is a vast view of Lake Toba, the cold water feels refreshing.” Backpacksejarah (Source)
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