If you are interested in visiting the small islands around the coast of Tanjung Kelayang, around the coast there are many fishing boats that can be rented. With such a short distance from the beach, the boat trip is approximately 10 minutes and you can walk around the uninhabited islands because the whole island is surrounded by white sand. Don't forget to bring plenty of drinking supplies as there is no drinking water on the islands.
Contrary to the beautiful story above, you will find an unfinished and abandoned resort right in the middle of the Tanjung Kelayang peninsula. This project was neglected by the owner since several years ago. This is the main reason why Tanjung Kelayang is no longer as popular as Tanjung Tinggi even though it actually has a more beautiful panorama than Tanjung Tinggi.
Tanjung Kelayang is one of the most beautiful beaches in Belitung, a beach recreation center that is periodically visited by hundreds of yachts from abroad in the Sail Indonesia event. This place is also a port used by tourists to do island hopping tours which are the most popular with tourists coming to Belitung. This beach is located 27 km north of the city of Tanjungpandan.
If you are interested in tasting the culinary dishes of Belitung's signature seafood, which is famous for its freshness, on Tanjung Kelayang beach there are several simple restaurants that serve Belitung's specialties. The menu that you must try is Gangan head Ikan Ketarap, a yellow soup fish soup with pineapple slices with the main ingredient of non-fishy ketarap fish head. Another mainstay menu is a variety of grilled fish, squid, small crabs, and cah kale and cah genjer. The mainstay drink after eating is key orange ice.
Tanjung Kelayang has been known by the local community as a place of recreation for a long time. The most interesting sight is a small island formed from large granite rocks located approximately 800 meters from the end of the beach. The shape of the stone resembles the head of a bird, that's what makes the name of this place as Tanjung Kelayang, where Kelayang is the name of one type of bird. Local residents call the stone shaped like a bird's head with a more special name, namely Batu Garuda.
Tanjung Kalayang is famous for its coastal views where there is a small granite rock island, about 100 meters from the beach. The shape of the granite island is similar to that of a bird. That's why this place is called Tanjung Kelayang (one of the names of many bird species found there). The size of the small island is approximately 50m sq. It looks beautiful, as you can see in the main photo of this page.
Tanjung Kelayang is a peninsula that juts out to the north. With the granite island of Kelayang located to the east, Tanjung Kelayang is a white sandy beach that spans several kilometers. Actually, from Tanjung Kelayang lies a white sand beach for approximately 4 km to Tanjung Tinggi. The east coast is a good place for swimming, because the bottom surface of the beach is clear and white sand. This place is also good if you want to play by the beach because of the wide surface of the beach. The east coast is the entrance to Tanjung Kelayang, here there is only white sand, no granite on the beach. From there visitors usually walk along the coast approximately 300m to the north, where one can find granite rocks, scattered along the tip of the peninsula and also at sea level. One of them is shaped like a swallow earlier.
Meanwhile, the west side of the beach has a different view. The length of the beach is not as long as the east side because on the west side there are more granite stones. The view of the unit from the west side of the beach is 3 small islands, approximately 700m from the beach. Combined with the large granite rocks scattered on the sea surface, the view on the West side becomes more interesting, especially at sunset. The best place to enjoy views of the west coast is from the top of the granite boulders at the tip of the peninsula.
The third beautiful place to see is from the villa, about 500m from the tip of the Tanjung Kelayang peninsula. This place is like a lost paradise, even though everything is a combination of granite rocks like other places. What is special, is the view that is unique and different from other places.
Tanjung Kelayang can be accessed by land vehicle with a distance of 27km from the city of Tanjung Pandan, about 35km from the airport, about 30 minutes away. The access road to the location is paved smooth and wide. Except for taking a tour package, visitors can rent a car or motorbike. As of this article, there is no available vehicle to go to Tanjung Kelayang beach.