Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan
Vol 7, No 1 (2020): Edisi 1 Januari - Juni 2020

MARINE ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SITIRIS-leak BEACH CENTRAL DISTRICT OF NORTH SUMATRA PROVINCE TAPANULI

Algino Panuntun Akbar (Unknown)
Dessy Yoswaty (Unknown)
Joko Samiaji (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
12 Mar 2020

Abstract

ABSTRACTThis research was conducted in November 2019 in Sitiris-tiris Coast of Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra. This study aims to determine the potential for marine ecotourism in Province and development strategy. The method used in this study was a survey method to collect qualitative and quantitative data such as interviews, questionnaires and measurement data at the study site. The research location has 3 stations, the first station was in place adjacent to Coral Island, station 2 was located close to tourist attractions and the station 3 located in coastal areas adjacent to the pier. The environmental parameters measured were temperature, brightness, salinity, pH and current velocity.Sitiris-tiris Coast had potential and a tremendous prospect to be developed as an area of marine ecotourism. The natural beauty of the pristine and natural beach make great chance to make Sitiris-tiris Coast as marine ecotourism region. Suitability index based travel, suitability value for tourism activities Sitiris-tiris Coast included in the category of very suitable (S1), with values ranging between 78.57-90.47% and the average value of 84.52%. The value was supporting to undertake the development of ecotourism in Sitiris-tiris Coast. Keywords: Sitiris-tiris Beach, Development, Marine Ecotourism 

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