Pangandaran is a coastal city located in the eponymous regency in West Java, Indonesia. It is located on the southern coast of Java. The beaches are considered one of the best in Java and are great for surfing. Pangandaran may not be the most famous place in Indonesia, but it is a very nice place where you can enjoy yourself, especially as a backpacker. Pangandaran is a coastal town in the south of Java. Originally a fishing village, tourism is now an important source of income – on the fish market you can still find excellent, fresh fish.