Padang Beach also referred to as Tapi Lauik or Taplau by the local people, is situated in close proximity from the ferry port on the costal area from Samudra Street to Puruih.
The sea water is muddy and not quite suitable for swimming, however being surrounded by hills and trees the beach is ideal for strolling and watching the sunset and relaxing.
The atmosphere is also pleasant and not too windy besides the shade from the trees provides an opportunity to hide from the rays of the sun.
There are several eateries and food stalls along the beach which make this place a lively nightspot, where people come for dining.
Tourists are told to be aware during high tides as the flow of currents can get very strong and the wave’s rough, so at such times, it is best not to venture out alone on the beach or with children and family.