Goa Cina Beach is a beach on the south coast of the Malang district. Located in Tumpak Awu Hamlet, Sitiarjo Village, Sumbermanjing Wetan District, Malang Regency, East Java. The original name of this beach is Rowo Indah Beach.
There has been an incident of the death of a Chinese who was imprisoned in a cave on this beach. Therefore, the community changed the name Rowo Indah to Goa Cina. There is no official record of what year the tragedy occurred, but residents around the coast believe it was around 20 years ago.
From Bajulmati Beach to Goa Cina Beach it only takes 15 minutes. Because these two beaches are only less than 7 km away. Access is easy because it passes through the southern ring line with good road conditions. Some directions and signs will guide visitors to the location. But be careful because of the position of the road on the edge of a ravine and winding.
Before entering Goa Cina Beach, visitors will pass the Bajulmati bridge which is above the sea estuary. The bridge has a length of about 80 meters with a width of about 20 meters for two lanes. The architecture is quite good with a curved pillar in the middle of the bridge in a longitudinal position so that it has its own characteristics.
About one kilometer to the east of the bridge, there is an entrance to Goa Cina Beach. However, there are obstacles to access Goa Cina Beach due to damaged road conditions. Seen from the uneven ground layer and composed of limestone. Especially during the rainy season, the road becomes soft and slippery.
Goa Cina Beach presents a natural panorama that has not undergone many changes.
There are three islands in the middle of this beach, namely Bantengan Island, Goa Cina Island, and Nyonya Island. On the outskirts of the beach, various types of trees are planted, such as Cembrit trees, Ketapang, and lined cover types. This tree planting aims to reduce the hot air around the beach. On the shoreline, you can also see some rocks that surround it.
The location of the cave is 50 meters to the right of the beach and is on a coral hill. This cave is only a cavity that protrudes about eight meters with a height of about two meters so it is easy to enter. The cave has a width of about two meters so it can be for two people to walk side by side. This cave is characteristically different from other caves. It can be seen from the absence of stalactite and stalagmite stones on the side of the cave, both above and below the cave. So many call this cave a cavity in the rock. Even so, this cave looks to have a strong magical value.
Besides being famous for its caves, this beach also presents a rare natural phenomenon.
Namely the occurrence of irregular crossing waves from three directions, south, east, and west. The waves always collide between Bantengan Island and Nyonya Island. Because the colliding wave currents are so strong, they make a rumbling sound. This is a natural phenomenon that is quite rare on the coast of South Malang. Because of the big waves, no fishing boats dare to lean on this beach.
The Goa Cina Beach area is only a traffic lane for fishermen from all directions to Sendangbiru Beach. Various facilities are available on the beach so that it will make visitors feel pleasant.