Sukamade Beach Banyuwangi East Java
Sukamade Beach Banyuwangi East Java also known as the paradise of flora and fauna, Sukamade known as the place for turtle layed eggs. most visitors coming to this coast only aim to see directly the turtles lay eggs, see turtle breeding and follow the activities of Baby turtle release to the sea.
Sukamade is one of the main beach destination of the three main tourist destinations in Banyuwangi beside of Plengkung Beach and Ijen Crater. These three sights become the mainstay of the Banyuwangi tourism sector or known as Triangle Diamonds Because the location of Sukamade Cost, Plengkung Beach and Ijen Crater straight connecting and form a triangle.
This beautiful destination is located in the Meru Betiri National Park area, located in the direction of Rajekwesi and Teluk Hijau Beach. If you have reached Green Bay and have enough time, unfortunately, if not all continue the trip to Sukamade beach Banyuwangi. The distance is only about 15KM more. Although the distance is relatively close, it takes about 2 hours to reach it, given the rocky road terrain and must pass through the river, very promising adventure challenging adrenaline.
Sukamade has a giant spawning turtle from the Indian Ocean and Pacific. This can not be separated from the isolated Sukamade so that turtles can lay eggs more safely, less human disturbance, and their habitats are preserved.
The typical turtle on Sukamade beach able to land 80 tails in one day begin evening until morning, but recently the number continues less into a dozen tails only, Because many sailors around this place installing lights very much on his vessel until makes the waters area become bright. As a result, the turtle becomes afraid to land because it does not like a light brightness. Therefore, on the beach have forbidden to turn on the lights so that the condition of the beach remains pitch black to make the condition as natural as possible for turtles to land.
There are four kinds of turtle nesting in Sukamade Beach Banyuwangi namely Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Slugak Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriaceae).
According to the WWW (World Wide Fund for Nature) research report, Green Turtle is the most commonly nested in Sukamade Shore. Therefore the Sukamade area called as the best green turtle landing place in Indonesia.