Tanjung Kelayang Beach Belitung, Bangka Belitung

by - June 04, 2019

Main Tourism Potential of the Government of Indonesia

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

"Laskar Pelangi" is the best-selling novel and famous film in Indonesia. Belitung Island is the background of this work of art. Tanjung Kelayang Beach is no exception. This beach is a popular destination for locals and foreigners. The location is about 28 km from the city of Tanjung Pandan. This beach is considered as an icon of Belitung Island. So why is it popular? There is a famous event called Sail Indonesia. Hundreds of yachts come to this beach for touring, moreover there are many facilities such as cottages, traditional restaurants, etc.

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

Tanjung Kelayang Beach has blue and clear sea water. The waves are not so strong that you can play in the water comfortably, maybe even swim. Next, you can feel the soft, beautiful white sand on the coastline. This beach also features several coconut trees. What's more? The most famous feature is granite. This rock has a unique shape, similar to the head of a bird. Local residents call it Batu Garuda. In addition, this stone is one of the best landmarks on Belitung Island.

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government. The progress is also the fastest in Indonesia. A number of local, national and even international tourism events are often held in the coastal area which is an icon of Belitung tourism. No wonder that various public facilities are also very complete and available in this place. The parking area on the edge of Tanjung Kelayang beach is also very spacious and clean.

Tanjung Kelayang Beach Attraction

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

Tanjung Kelayang Beach is one of the best beaches in Bangka Belitung. This beach is a haven for Yachts which take part in the Sail Indonesia Rally. Tanjung Kelayang Beach is also one of the shooting locations of the phenomenal film Laskar Pelangi.

Tanjung Kelayang Beach has a sea of ​​turquoise water, calm waves with white and fine beach sand. Therefore, this beach is also a pleasant and quite safe swimming place. There are also many waving coconut trees on the beach.

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

Across the beach there is an island consisting of huge granite piles. This granite stack forms the formation of a bird's head. Therefore, this granite island is then called Batu Garude. Batu Garude is one of the landmarks of Belitung Island. Those of you who take part in the Belitung tour cannot be left behind to take a picture with the background of the Batu Garude. You can enjoy Tanjung Kelayang Beach by walking from end to end. White sand beach is very comfortable to take a leisurely stroll. The coastline is elongated, allowing tourists to enjoy it in its entirety.

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

Besides that you can also play water, while swimming to see the fish because the water is very clear. At one end of the beach, the scenery is equally amazing. There is a bridge that was deliberately built for the visitors so that they can freely enjoy the beauty of Tanjung Kelayang Beach.

From the dock, at least from a fairly close distance, you can see the garuda head-shaped rocks. In addition, from this bridge tourists can also fish, while seeing fish that roam under clear sea water. Enjoying the beauty of Tanjung Kelayang Beach, visitors will be carried away because their beauty is difficult to find in other areas in Indonesia.

Exploring Tanjung Kelayang Beach

Both locals and foreigners have recognized the beauty of Tanjung Kelayang. Therefore, Tanjung Kelayang Beach has become a major tourist attraction in the Bangka Belitung Islands. Across the beach, there is a small island. here is the famous granite and is located on the left side of the beach. Don't worry, this island can be approached so you can take a few pictures near the rocks. If you don't want to cross the sea, you can play water sports.

This beach tourist area has also been designated as a special tourism economic development zone by the central government

Tanjung Kelayang Beach has a beautiful coastline. Its length is around 4 km. The sea water is calm so it is very suitable for swimmers. In the west, you can find 3 small islands. The distance is around 750 meters. The western part of the island is suitable for watching the sunset. For the best display, you have to climb granite. You must pay attention to your steps. The stones can sometimes be very slippery. Make sure you wear the right footwear too.

Another attraction at Tanjung Kelayang Beach is culinary. Tourists tend to try traditional Belitung Island dishes. You should try it too. There are many local restaurants nearby. These restaurants offer a variety of menus, especially seafood. The most famous are Cah Kangkung, Fish Soup, and Gangan. Each has a unique taste. When ordering drinks, you must order Belitung Lemon Ice. This drink is very refreshing!

Ticket : Free
How to get there: From Hanandjoeddin Airport, it takes around 30 minutes. Tanjung Kelayang Beach is located near Tanjung Pandan.
Operational: 24 Hours

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