Silalahi beach is a white-sand beach on the north shore of Lake Toba. It is known as the tip of Lake Toba because it is far from many other attractions. The beach is in Dairi and quite crowded during holidays. To see it on the map, click here.
Silalahi Beach is the most beautiful beach on Lake Toba and famous for its clear water. The water is so clear that the grass at the bottom of the lake along with the fish is visible. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and fishing there. Moreover, offshore Silalahi Beach with a depth of 904 meters (2,966 ft) is the deepest part of the lake. The scenery, with the beach and rocky land in the background, is beautiful and natural. Houses around the beach are unique as they stand on the rocks. The farmers also grow crops among the rocks.
What to Expect
There is a retribution fee of Rp 20,000 (US$ 1.75) to walk to the beach. Food and drink are available at a few small restaurants. They offer the delights of freshwater fish such as carp and goldfish, either fried or baked, with unique Batak spices.