Coastal scenic assessment in Pangandaran district, West Java province, Indonesia

Ankiq Taofiqurohman*, Sheila Zallesa, Ibnu Faizal

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This study aims to classify the ten coasts of the Pangandaran District using the Coastal Scenic Evaluation System (CSES). The CSES objectively assesses coastal characteristics and is rarely used in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. Pangandaran District was chosen in this study because it is part of a National Tourism Strategic Area in Indonesia, especially for marine tourism, which means it is at risk of physical changes to the environment due to the growth of tourism. The study results show that most coasts were classified as natural, but Class 1, as the top natural, was not obtained. The low quality of the scenery is because its physical parameters are lower than its human parameters. In order to improve the quality of the scenery, it can be done by handling garbage and waste, setting up utilities' development, and zoning for tourism types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-193
Number of pages10
JournalGeojournal of Tourism and Geosites
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Beach
  • Coast
  • Coastal
  • CSES
  • Human parameter
  • Pangandaran
  • Physical parameter
  • Scenery
  • Scenic


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