Located on the western coast of
Guam in the village
of Piti between Asan Point and Cabras Island, the water off the
coast of Tepungan Beach is a popular location for snorkeling and
diving. There is an abundance of sea life around this area
due to three facts. First, the Piti Bomb Holes are located off the
coast of Tepungan Beach, creating an excellent habitat for marine
life. Second, Fish Eye Marine Park is also located off the
coast of Tepungan Beach, and
because of the frequent feeding during dive tours
marine animals have learned to gathered around the area. Finally, all of
Tepungan Beach and the surrounding coast is a marine preserve,
officially called the Piti Bomb Holes Preserve. Because
it is designated a marine preserve certain activities are restricted to protect
the coral, reef, and aquatic animals in the area.
The beach and shore of Tepungan Beach does NOT
make for great sunbathing because of the fact that there is so little beach area and sand. Also,
the beach is located right along Marine Drive so it does get noisy
when cars are passing. There is a small park area with three
pavilions, restrooms, benches, and barbeque pits which are
available for use by the public.
If your quiet enough when approaching the sand at Tepungan Beach
you'll be able to see some very large ghost crabs on the shore.
The ghost crabs can get startled easily and will scurry into their
holes if they notice movement from far away, but if you stay on
the grass next to the crab holes in the sand for a few minutes the
ghost crabs will come back out in a matter of minutes.
Tepungan Beach has the largest sized ghost crabs seen on