Batu Berlayar

North West Coast

Quick Summary

Category
Island
Area
North West Coast
Airport
HAS Hananjoeddin
Distance to Tanjung Pandan
27 km
Distance to Airport
40 km
Enterance fee
IDR 0
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Uniqueness of Batu Berlayar

In Batu Berlayar, the white sand will only appear during low tide, it means the boat can only stop at the island during low tide as well. So if you want to visit Batu Berlayar island, please check with your boat driver when is the right time. Visiting Batu Berlayar is part of island hopping trip, the main attraction of the tour in Belitung.

Description Batu Berlayar

Batu Berlayar (Sailing Rock) island, is formation of giant granite boulders with 2 main high vertical rock shape just like a sail where the white sands as the boat. This is why people of Belitung name this place as Batu Berlayar (Sailing Rock), one of the unique attraction of island hopping tour in Belitung about 15 minutes trip from the port of Tanjung Kelayang.

Special Batu Berlayar

  • The granite boulders with vertical shape
  • Shark fin form granite rock
  • Island with only boulders and sands
  • Snorkeling near the island

The sea surrounding the island is beautiful and shallow, clear and there are also coral with many beautiful fishes. But BE CAREFULL, there are quite many Sea Urchin (Bulu Babi) a species of sea animal like a hedgehog with very sharp long spine likes nidles. Make sure you use sandal or shoes when walking in the water especially at the East Cost of the island.

Map of Batu Berlayar

Things To Do at Batu Berlayar

  • Swimming
  • Photography hunting
  • Seeing the scenary
  • Snorkeling on the coral

Batu Berlayar island consist of 2 main big boulders standing vertical about 10 meter high. Surrounding these main rocks there are several other formation of boulders with different kind of artistic form. This island is not that far from the coast of main Belitung island. It is still in Tanjung Kelayang area at the West coast beach.

One unique item of Batu Berlayar island is a grante rock just several meter away from the white sands and it shape likes shark fin or may be more likes shark teeth. There is no name of this rock yet, but let's name it Shark Fin (Sirip Hiu) rock. This is a fotogenic rock where photographers usually take nice picture with lighthouse at Lengkuas island as background.

 

Access to Batu Berlayar

However snorkeling surrounding the island is also quite good especially at the West Coast where you can find quite many coral with a lot of fishes. If you do a snorkeling please also be careful since the sea current surrounding this island sometime quite strong. Make sure you use life vest when you do the snorkeling activity.

Photos of Batu Berlayar

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Comments Batu Berlayar

  • Rida BIC
    13 May 2018

    Pulau Batu Berlayar adalah salah satu tempat paling fotohenik di Belitung. Pulau ini hanya ada batu dan pasir dan pada saat air laut pasang pasir nya akan tertutup air laut. Meskipun indah tempat ini juga agar berbahaya. Ada tiga hal yang harus anda hindari di Batu Berlayar. Pertama, hidari permukaan batu yang tajam, biasaya karena di sekeliling batu banyak ditumbuhi kerang-kerang yang tajam. Kedua, perairan di sekitarnya terdapat banyak hewan bulu babi yang tajam dan bisa menusuk kaki. Tiga, arus laut khususnya yang mengarah ke pantai sangat kencang, jadi jangan sekali-kali mencoba berenang karena anda bisa hanyut terseret arus.

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  • Riko
    21 Jun 2012

    wah bukan main foto ini jernih, tajam dan indah, belitung I am comiiing

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  • Marli
    6 May 2012

    woow keren banget nih pulau, cuma ada batu dan pasir, kayaknya terumbu karangnya juga banyak ya, gak sambar pengen liburan ke Belitong

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