Red island beach is one of the leading destinations in Banyuwangi that located in Sumberagung Village, Pesanggaran District, or 60 km from the city center towards the south of Banyuwangi, it takes 2.5 hours drive when reached by car.
Before being named the red island beach, the beach is named Ringin Pitu. There are two reasons why this beach is known as the Red Beach, the first because of there was pink reddish soil at the beach, while the second version because it supposedly emitted red light around the shoreline.
Surrounding area of this Red Island Beach is a clean and clear beach area. This shore area has three kilometers along of white-brownish sand beach. This place is visited by many people especially on holiday. One of most spectacular scenery of this place is when the sunset comes where you can find beautiful panorama: a reddish-orange shining sky which shine behind the Red Island Beach. That will be a beautiful moment for everyone who see it. For you who loves photography, don't forget to prepare your camera to capture that beautiful moment.
Another reason why people love to come here is because this beach has great waves to surfing as well as Plengkung Beach (G-Land). The waves on this Red Island Beach different with Plengkung Beach's waves which has strong waves and only suitable for professional surfer. Red Island Beach got cool n safety waves which suitable for beginner to amateur surfer with approximately two meters height. This place also becomes a new destination for both domestic and international surfers. It has been proved by the International Surfing Championship Competition in 2013 and followed by surfers from 20 countries were opened by the minister of tourism.