The expanse of beautiful white sand stretches wide, bringing views to the blue open sea. The shady trees swayed in the breeze as if twisting to dance. The sound of the wind blowing is in line with the rhythm of the blow, providing coolness in between the rays of the warm afternoon sun. Snack stalls along the beach are also ready to serve food and beverage needs. The atmosphere is quite perfect for relaxing in the afternoon and enjoying the beauty of Ambon’s most famous coast, Natsepa Beach.
The beauty of this beach has been tested for decades. Natsepa Beach is one of the attractions in Ambon which is quite legendary. Over the years, this beach has become a place for tourism both for local residents and domestic and foreign tourists. In fact, the name Natsepa is already well-known throughout Europe, especially in the ears of the Moluccan people who are Dutch citizens. For them, Natsepa Beach is like a symbol of their longing for their ancestral land on Earth.
The legendary Natsepa Beach does have an extraordinary charm. Although many new beach resorts have sprung up along the coast of Ambon Island, Natsepa Beach always gets a special place, especially for the people of Ambon Island. Life in Ambon seems inseparable from the existence of this beach. In fact, many say that a person cannot be said to have come to Ambon if he has not set foot on Natsepa Beach.
In addition to its beauty, this beach is also famous for a type of food that is also legendary. The food is a typical Natsepa fruit salad. Basically, this rujak is the same as the general rujak that we can enjoy anywhere, but the special difference lies in the peanut sauce that complements the fruits. Natsepa fruit salad is a prima donna food that is always sought after by anyone who visits Natsepa Beach.
The sandy area of Natsepa Beach is one of the widest along the coast of Ambon Island. The stretch of sand is not as long as Liang Beach, but the area of Natsepa Beach provides more space for tourists to do various activities. Usually at low tide, the sandy part of Natsepa Beach becomes very wide so that tourists can play ball, relax, or play sand in one place at the same time.
Some other activities that can be done on the beach, which is always crowded on weekends or holidays, are renting a boat and traveling around the Natsepa waters. During holidays, usually local residents who make a living as fishermen rent out their boats for tourist purposes at quite affordable prices. The condition of the sea waves at Natsepa Beach is also relatively calm and safe to go around by boat or just swim. Overall, Natsepa Beach is a leading tourist attraction that deserves the legendary title because of its existence which has more value than other beaches on Ambon Island.
Natsepa Beach is located approximately 18 kilometers from Ambon City Center. The location of Natsepa Beach is precisely in the Suli region which is part of the Central Maluku district. The time required from Ambon City is about 30 minutes by using a motorized vehicle to Natsepa Beach. This tourist attraction is increasingly being developed by the Maluku provincial government and continues to be encouraged to become one of the tourism potentials as well as the economy of the surrounding community.