Marosi Beach

Marosi Beach

Flawless sand, great surf

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Thirty kilometres southwest of Waikabubak, west of Kerewee Beach, sensational Marosi Beach follows a convex curve of flawless coastline for almost four kilometres. At the middle sticky-out-bit of the arc, a lone island greets a river estuary that runs hardly a trickle into the sea.

Travelfish says:

Beyond the sand, it’s a different story — the widened estuary is thick with mangroves and looks the perfect spot for crocs, but the deserted beach had no one around to ask for sure.

Sensational Marosi. : Sally Arnold.
Sensational Marosi. Photo: Sally Arnold

The white sand here is the most difficult we encountered to walk on — with every step we sank to our ankles. It’s soft and silky, but we’d have been hard pressed walking the entire length.

Marosi Beach is one of Sumba’s most popular surfing spots, with both left and right breaks. The surf season is May to October and (we find this hard to believe) can apparently get crowded.

One of Sumba’s most popular surfing spots. : Sally Arnold.
One of Sumba’s most popular surfing spots. Photo: Sally Arnold

There was not a soul here the day we visited, and nothing but our own footprints for four kilometres.

Take water and snacks as there’s nothing around. Two and a half kilometres up the hill from the beach, Sumba Nautil Resort offers top-range accommodation.

Contact details for Marosi Beach

Address: West of Kerewee Beach
Coordinates (for GPS): 119º18'51.94" E, 9º45'44.03" S
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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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