Parbaba Beach

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.

What’s Special

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. Weekends are the busiest times, but workdays also see tourists. 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. You can also avoid the water and just stay on the beach.

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 wheather make this place special for family and group visits.

What to Expect

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.

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