One more unique beach that you can find in the northern part of Belitung Island. The beach, which became known as Siantu Beach, is indeed unique, because it has rocks that originate from ancient underwater volcanoes. Because of the existence of these rocks this beach area will soon be determined to be a geopark area.
You can drive a two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicle to arrive at this Siantu Beach. However, because the terrain is quite heavy then if you want to come here by car it is recommended to use a four wheel drive car (4 WD or 4 X 4).
In addition to the uniqueness of the rock, this beach has a local story. The local story on this beach is a story about the existence of spirits or ghosts that inhabit the beach and the island in front of it. Because of this ghost story, there weren't many people who dared to come here before. But since the 1930s since there was a man named Kik Ilap who ventured to open a garden, then slowly this beach began to be visited by many people. Initially the people who came to Siantu Beach were only to tether a boat, but over time the beach that has Siantu Island in front of it was visited by visitors for tourism purposes.
The beach, which has many ketapang-like trees, is now beginning to be visited by scientists for research purposes. As mentioned earlier that this Siantu Beach area does have rocks originating from eruptions or eruptions of ancient underwater volcanoes. The rocks on this beach are not granite rocks like most of the other Belitung beaches. But the rock here is a Siava Lava Pillow which is predicted to be 200 to 300 million years old. This unique rock is on Siantu Beach with a length of about 5 km. In addition to Lava Bantal rocks, this beach also has another uniqueness in the sand which is textured in pink or pink. However, this color texture can only be seen when the tide and the sun continue to illuminate the beach sand.
Existing facilities at Siantu Beach tour are not yet fully maximized. Then you who will come here are expected to bring supplies and supplies of food and drink from the place of departure or from the city.
Siantu Beach is located in Kelik Hamlet, Sijok Village, Sijuk District, Belitung Regency. To get to this beach you have to pass the path that is located in this small forest. The aspla road itself ended when there was a village about 6 km away before arriving at Siantu Beach.