Tanjung Kelayang is one of the most beautiful beach ini Belitung, this is the center of crowd as center of yearly Sail Indonesia event where hundreds of yacht from all over the world stop over. This is also the port used for famous island hopping tour of Belitung that becoming the most attractive activities for most of touris who visit Belitung. This beach is 27 km at the North of Tanjungpandan.
If you are interested to try local culinary of Belitung that is famous with variety of fresh seafood, in Tanjung Kelayang beach visitor can find many traditional and simple restaurant along the Southern part of the beach. The main menu that visitor should try is Gangan Kepala Ikan Ketarap (fish head soup made from a fish called Ketarap) the yellow color soup with slides of fresh pienaple. The other menu is also available such as grill fish, squid, crab and variety of local vegetables.
Tanjung Kelayang is famous with view from beach facing small islands made of granite boulders, about 800 meters from coast line. The shape of that boulders island are like head of a bird. That may cause this place named Tanjung Kelayang (tanjung = penisula, kelayang = a species of bird). The size of that island is about 50m square. It is beautiful as you can see from one of the picture in here. People of Belitung name bird look rock as Batu Garuda.
Tanjung Kelayang was very well known holiday destination for local people of Belitung and you can find nice combination of white sand beach, artistic granite boulders and small islands surrounding. If you want to do an island hopping let's rent a fishing boat that will just cost you $40 to explore more the beaches and island surrounding Tanjung Kelayang beach.
Tanjung Kelayang is a penisula facing to North. The boulder's island placed in East Coast, a white sand bay with several km long. It's actually all white sand bay until Tanjung Tinggi for about 4km distance from Tanjung Kelayang. East coast is a good place from swimming, since the under water surface is also clean white sands. It's also good, if you want to play in a wide bay. East cost is an entry point to Tanjung Kelayang, and here is only white sand bay, not boulders. From there people usually walk along a beach about 300m to North, while you can find group of granite boulders, spreading a long the edge of penisula and also in the sea. One of them is a bird looks island.
The West coast is totally different view. The beach is not as long as East Cost because there are more boulders in this side. The unique view of West coast is 3 small islands, about 700m distance from bay. Combined with boulders that spreading in the sea, the view to those islands event better, especially during sunset. The best place to view West coast panorama is from the top of big granite boulders in the edge of penisula.
The third area that nice to view is from a villa, about 500m distance from Tanjung Kelayang penisula. This place is likes hidden paradise, even though it is all combination of white sand beach and granite boulders like other beaches. However, the panorama is unique than other beaches.
Tanjung Kelayang can be accessed using land transportation with 27km distance from capital town of Tanjung Pandan, or 35km from airport. It takes approximately 30 minutes trip. The access road is wide and smooth with asphalt. Except taking a tour package, visitor can rent a car or motorbike. When this articile is written, the public transportation is not yet available to Tanjung Kelayang beach.