Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:
It's the perfect beach. A beautiful cove of real black sand, discovered in July 2008, in Bali. I could not even show it to you. That day, my camera had fallen out of batteries. There she is.
Many thanks to Gregory Batardon for bringing me back these images (I invite you besides to discover its superb photographs on its gallery, by clicking on the link).
He and my sister followed in my footsteps last July, chaining their stay in Sulawesi with a short getaway to Bali. Once in Amed, on the northeast coast, they had to do it twice, to find "my" beach. They did not think that we had to ride so long ... But they found it!
The beach in question is Pantai Songean, not "Soan" or "Sohang" as I wrote it at the time, roughly transcribing the name given to me. Pantai Songean is located south of Amed, far enough, so, well beyond Aas, well past the scrap lighthouse, somewhere between Seraya and Ujung, on the splendid coastal road where it is so good to walk scooter, hair in the wind, from one cove to another.
If one day you go there, fork to the left when you come to a yellow bridge that is reminiscent of the Kwai River, then follow at a slow speed the bad road full of holes that leads to the village. Say hello to the children, do not crush the chickens, avoid the goats, and stop at a flight of steps on your right. It's here.