Investigated Sustainable Coastal Tourism in Samudra Baru and Tanjung Pakis Beach, Karawang, West Java, Indonesia

S. H. Hengky

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The aim of this is to response the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia on her Wonderful Indonesia 2014 Program, by investigating the potential of sustainable coastal tourism in Samudra Baru and Tanjung Pakis beach of West Java – Indonesia. Based on the concept of sustainable coastal tourism in Karawang, the study found Samudra Baru Beach is a beach resort that is more sustainable than the Tanjung Pakis Beach. Because the Tanjung Pakis beach almost becomes a potential sustainable coastal tourism. Samudra Baru Beach would be more sustainable coastal tourism than Tanjung Pakis Beach, as long the Pedes sub-district committed to pay more their attention on enhancing the potential of sustainable coastal tourism by dealing with the stakeholders on conserving the Samudra Baru coastal environment, which would contribute the finance to both sides and empowered the economies of local communities who live along the coastline as well. Moreover, Tanjung Pakis Beach would be sustainable coastal tourism if the Karawang District controlled the development and balancing between economic growth and minimized coastal environment impact of coastal tourism activities. Besides, the Karawang District gets to deal with the stakeholders on conserving Tanjung Pakis coastal environment for developing sustainable coastal tourism.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v3i1.5508

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