Lhok Nga Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Aceh, even in northern Sumatra, and is often visited by tourists from the provinces near Aceh. The sea in front of this beach is the waters of the Indian Ocean before entering the waters of Aceh and the Straits of Malacca. It is one of the crossroads in the world's shipping lanes, especially in the past.
Lhok Nga Beach is actually only one part of the longest beach which is a coastal tourist destination in northwest Aceh. It is only about 10 km from the capital city of Aceh, with the distance taking less than half an hour. The beach sand, which is creamy in color because it comes from sedimentary rocks mixed with the shells of marine life, makes the beach look brighter than beaches with dark sand. In a nice season, and there are no strong winds, sea bathing is the most pleasant thing. For some people, sea baths are therapeutic. People who live in the interior deliberately come periodically to recover and refresh the body from the effects of humid air in the interior. Sea water, drier and saltier air, is considered beneficial to their health. For this reason, the beach can be said to be never deserted.
Lhok Nga Beach is special because a river empties into the sea there. Lhok Nga River. On either side of the river mouth, pine trees grew tall. Underneath, shelters which in the local language are called "jambo", have been provided for beach-goers. So, you can enjoy not only beach or sea landscapes but also river landscapes where behind it, in the upstream direction, you can see green mountain ranges. The river water is so clear that it looks green. Visitors can also watch the various activities of the fishermen who tether their boats in the river.
The Lhok Nga beach landscape is thus a combination of green natural scenery, rivers, beaches and the sea. One can be moved by the beauty and peace of nature there. And as night approaches, the sunset view over the Indian Ocean, can be a romantic final treat.