Matras Beach is located in Sungai Liat District, which is about 33 kilometers from Pangkal Pinang. This beach is the longest beach in Bangka, so don’t be surprised if your view of the ocean seems like an infinite area.
Only by driving about 30 minutes from Pangkal Pinang, you can enjoy blue, clear, and charming seawater. The smooth sand of the beach and the magnificent granite rocks along the shoreline will also be the main attraction of this beach.
Slightly covered by lush green trees and hills of Sungailiat City, the beauty of the beach is able to make people squint to get a closer look at how beautiful nature has to offer.
This beauty is also complemented by a landscape of piles of rocks that are arranged lengthwise along the coast to shade the waves.
While on the shoreline, there are lots of large rocks under shady trees which make it suitable as a shelter while enjoying the view.
The wide expanse of soft white sand with rocks around it makes Matras Beach like a pearl. Matras Beach is often called Heaven Beach because of its beauty.
Apart from that nickname, Matras Beach is also known as Rakyat Beach. This name is pinned on Matras Beach because of the location or location of the beach that is easy to reach, plus the price of admission to this tourist attraction is quite friendly in the pocket, suitable also for tourist attractions for your honeymoon with your partner.
Another feature of this beach is that its comfortable and quiet location will give you the flexibility to eat food while leaning on natural rocks and enjoying the beauty of the beach atmosphere.
In the Matras Beach area, many resting places have been built in the form of simple bungalows which add to the comfort of visitors.
The beautiful scenery on Matras Beach is divided into two parts, namely the southern part and the northern part. In the north, there is a view of a stretch of beach sand that seems to have no end because Matras Beach is the longest beach in Bangka.
Whereas the view in the south, which is visible to the eye, is precisely the tip of the promontory which consists of granite rocks typical of the exotic Bangka Island.
At night, you can also enjoy the atmosphere from the beach while watching the fishing boats sailing in the middle of the ocean and accompanied by fried sweet potatoes, cheese fried bananas, red pumpkin compote, or warm drinks that you can buy at a nearby restaurant.
The journey taken from Pangkalpinang City will pass through a bumpy path or up and down. And it takes about an hour.
The entrance ticket per person is IDR 5 thousand.
Around this Matras Beach, there are many inns and hotels that can be chosen according to taste. In addition, entertainment venues are also available. The center for selling souvenirs and souvenirs that can be used as souvenirs, and not to be missed are typical Bangka souvenirs in the form of rusips, kecalok, fish crackers, kemplang, belacan, ground pepper, and so on.
You can find a resort in the form of a four-star hotel, namely Parai Beach Resort. Almost all facilities are available in this place, starting from a restaurant, bar and grill, cafe, swimming pool, and even a sports center.
How to get there?
To reach this beach, you can use various types of vehicles that can be rented at Depati Amir Airport.
If you want to use public transportation, you can take the Colt-type city transportation from the Pangkalpinang area.