Tanjung Kelayang Beach is one of the popular beaches in Belitung. Because of his innocence, Tanjung Kelayang Beach has always been the choice and destination for tour and travel agents. In addition to its beautiful natural charm, this beach in Sijuk District has also been designated as one of the Special Economic Zones (KEK). From this determination, the Tanjung Kelayang Beach is even more satisfying to visit because of the complete facilities. With a relatively short distance of about 30 minutes from Tanjung Pandan and 1 hour from HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport, of course you will be very disadvantaged if you miss this destination when you go to Belitung. So what interesting offerings can we find at Tanjung Kelayang Beach? Following the review.
1. The water is clear and white sand is clean and smooth
The first interesting dish that we can find at Tanjung Kelayang Beach is its clear waters and clean, fine white sand. As far as the eye can see we will indeed find clear waters in Tanjung Kelayang Beach. The clear waters of Tanjung Kelayang Beach are evident from the very striking blue-turquoise color seen. In addition, the clear waters of Tanjung Kelayang Beach are evident from the existence of coral reefs that can be seen directly. Interestingly again the clear waters here are also supported by waves that are not too big so you can play water or swim freely. Meanwhile for the state of the sand beach here we will find a clean white sand. Besides being white and clean, the sand of Tanjung Kelayang Beach stretches for about 4 km to Tanjung Tinggi. Meanwhile the coastline stretches 1.5 km. And the total area of Tanjung Kelayang Beach is 324.4 hectares. From here, you can freely explore the beach or play the exotic sand beach.
2. There Are Two Sides of the Beach with Different Dishes
If most beaches have one area with the same view, then in Tanjung Kelayang Beach we will be able to get two beach sides that have different offerings. The first dish can be found on the east side of Tanjung Kelayang Beach. On the east side which is the entrance of Tanjung Kelayang Beach, we will find a beach serving with white sand without granite rocks. With a wide surface, here you can freely play beach sand or swim. From the east side we can also see views of Batu Garuda Island, which is 300 meters to the north. Meanwhile on the west side of Tanjung Kelayang Beach we can find a lot of granite rocks. In addition, here we can also find many views of small islands. To enjoy the best view of granite rocks here we can get it from the tops of the granite boulders in the tip area on the peninsula. In the late afternoon, the west side of Tanjung Kelayang Beach is very stunning. The reason is from this side we can find a panoramic sunset that is so beautiful and enchanting with the background of small islands.
3. Many small islands around it to explore
Tanjung Kelayang Beach is an area known as the starting point for island hopping. Island hopping itself is a tour around small islands around Tanjung Kelayang Beach. Around Tanjung Kelayang Beach, we will indeed find many small islands that are indeed interesting to explore. Some of the small islands around Tanjung Kelayang Beach include Lengkuas Island, Sailing Rock Island, Sand Island, Batu Garuda, Kepayang Island and others. Because it is the starting point for island hopping, at Tanjung Kelayang Beach we will find many fishing boats offering to be rented. To do this island hopping, it is recommended that you provide food and beverage supplies. Because on the small islands that you visit, there will be no food and drink sellers. The small islands are indeed uninhabited, except on Lengkuas Island where there are lighthouse keepers. Therefore make sure you provide supplies when doing island hopping.
4. There is a Unique Garuda Stone Island
The distinctive feature of Tanjung Kelayang Beach is the existence of a small island composed of several piles of granite rocks. But the granite rock here is not ordinary granite. Because here there is a unique granite that is shaped like the head of an eagle. Some claimed also the formation of granite is like a Kelayang bird. Now from here then comes the name Kelayang for naming the nearby beach. Of course the formation of granite here is not the result of human actions. But the formation of granite on the island of Batu Garuda is a natural formation. Even the location and position are believed to have never moved an inch since the days of megaliths. To go to Batu Garuda Island itself is not difficult because the distance is only 300 meters in front of Tanjung Kelayang Beach. Even when the sea is receding, you can go to Batu Garuda Island on foot. On Batu Garuda Island, you can do a lot of things from swimming, playing with white sand to taking pictures with an instagramable rock background.
5. Many Tourism Events Held Here
Furthermore, interesting offerings that we can find at Tanjung Kelayang Beach are national and international tourism events. Because it has been designated as a Special Economic Zone (KEK) and a special tourism economic development zone, in Tanjung Kelayang Beach, several tourism events will be held. One of the events held here is the Indonesian Sail Rally. The Indonesian Sail Rally itself is an event that presents yatch ships. In addition to the Indonesian Sail Rally, Tanjung Kelayang Beach has also been held events such as Sail Wakatobi Belitong, ASEAN beach volleyball tournaments, kite festivals and competitions, maritime festival activities, diving competitions and so forth. Even so interestingly Kelayang Island Beach was later used as a location for making the film Laskar Pelangi.
6. Complete facilities
Finally, an interesting dish that we can find at Tanjung Kelayang Beach is the complete facilities. With the establishment of Tanjung Kelayang Beach as a Special Economic Zone (KEK) and a special tourism economic development zone, it has indeed made this coastal area experience very rapid progress. The rapid development of Tanjung Kelayang Beach then influenced supporting facilities and infrastructure. Not only public facilities and infrastructure such as parking areas, places of worship and toilets can be found here. But we can also enjoy a number of restaurants, cafes and villas on Tanjung Kelayang Beach. The villa itself can be found around 500 meters from the Tanjung Kelayang peninsula.