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Municipal beaches

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While Banyuwangi province is home to some beautiful beaches, the provincial capital’s municipal affairs are nothing to get too excited about but they’ll do at a pinch for a sunset photoshoot (though both are eastern-facing beaches).

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The two most accessible strips of sand to downtown Banyuwangi are Pulau Santen (though, don’t get excited, it isn’t really an island) to the south and Pantai Boom to the north. Both beaches face Bali across the Bali Strait and are positioned close to the centre of Banyuwangi’s long, sometimes seeming never-ending north–south sprawl. If you’ve just got the one night in Banyuwangi and want to have some beach time, there is really little to divide the two, but if we had to choose we’d go with Santen—whichever you choose, don’t expect chilled Bintangs in a beanbag—as far as we were able to determine, both ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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