Tanjung Kelayang is one of the most beautiful beaches in Belitung, a beach recreation center that is periodically visited by hundreds of yachts from overseas in the Sail Indonesia event. This place is also a port used by tourists to do island hopping tours that are most in demand by tourists who come to Belitung. This beach is located 27 km north of Tanjungpandan city.

Tanjung Kelayang has been known by the local community as a place of recreation since long ago. The most interesting scenery is a small island formed of large granite stones located approximately 300 meters from the end of the beach. The shape of the stone resembles the head of a bird, that is what makes the name of this place as Tanjung Kelayang, where Kelayang is the name of one type of bird. The surrounding population named the stone shaped like a bird's head with a more special name, Batu Garuda.

The following are interesting things about Tanjung Kelayang:
Tanjung Kalayang is famous for its coastal scenery where there is a small granite island, about 100 meters from the beach. The shape of the granite island is like a bird. That is what causes this place to be called Tanjung Kelayang (one of the names of the types of birds that are often found there). The size of the small island is about 50m square.

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The twin islands of Bangka-Belitung off the eastern coast of Sumatra are surrounded by a number of beautiful tiny islands. Notable among these Lengkuas Island, blessed with a pristine beach, turquoise blue waters and distinct huge granite boulders, the icon of Belitung beaches, located north of Tanjung Binga Village in Belitung . Adding to the splendor is the existence of a hundred years’ old Lighthouse which offers complete fascinating views of the island and its surroundings. With a total area of less than 1 hectare, Lengkuas is located within the Sijuk sub-district, Belitung Regency. While it may be small in size nevertheless it offers a wide range of splendors. This humble little island offers idyllic landscape, lush palm trees and staggering boulders that are great fun to climb on ...