Amay Beach is located in the northern coastal district of Jayapura. To be precise in Waija village, Depapare, about 65 KM west side of Jayapura on a bay in the south of Tanjung Tanah Merah. Its position is just behind Mount Cyclop.
Unlike other tourist beaches , Amay beach is not only clean, but also surrounded by hills which become solid walls with dense forest. Amay beach is also dotted with freshwater estuaries at the end of the beach which bring together the salt water from the sea and fresh water. From the sources, the rivers bring crystal clear fresh water which is nice and cool for bathing, playing, and rinse your body after swimming in the sea. Other attractions in this area are two old refineries used as fuel storage during the World War II era.
Besides swimming, playing and rinsing your body in the river, you can also rent a cottage at Amay beach. The price is only Rp. 100,000 a night. Usually this lodge will offer you fresh fish caught by local residents. Each cottage usually is well supplied with firewood and burning stove for cooking the fish. Under the wonderful blue sky, you can enjoy the sea air while having dinner with grilled fish, squid and shrimp.
To get to Amay beach is quite easy. You can use a rental car at Rp. 500,000 a day from Jayapura. It takes just two hours to reach the. Meanwhile, if you take public transport, of course it will take more time, because it from Jayapura only goes as far as Depapare. And that’s after several times changing starting from Jayapura, Abepura, Sentani and Depapare.