Soka Beach, Place of Interest in Tabanan – Bali
Soka is one of the most beautiful beaches in western part of Bali. Panorama view with chains of hills forms natural walls on the west side through to Batukaru Mountain Range on the north. On the eastside, Agung Mountain is seen in the distance and Indonesian ocean is on the south with the eastern tip of east Java in the backdrop.
Soka beach hides thousand of natural miracles and legends. One can find a massive coral stone with size of about 30 cubic meters surrounded by sand and sea water believed to be cooking pot of Balinese mighty man named Kebo Iwa.
This beach is at the Western part of Soka beach. It is separated by a small river. If the tide falls, you can pass away. It will be easier if you pass the highway, it is about 50 meters before Soka beach, to the right. This way directs to Luhur Sarijong temple which is located in Payan beach, which has parking area and is big enough place to take a rest. The place also has thousands of coconut trees, which make it a shade place. This places is high enough, so that the view of Soka beach looks beautiful.
The situation is almost the same as Pasir Putih beach in Situbondo, East Java. But the waves at Pasir Putih beach are not as big as they are at Soka beach and it is adjacent to the edge of forest of Soka beach is not far from the wet rice field. But, both of them have beatiful and interesting view for you to visit.