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Tanjung Tinggi Beach, Explore the Beauty of Granite Rocks in Bangka Belitung

Tanjung Tinggi Beach, or recognized as Bilik Beach by local residents is a newest tourist destination in Bangka Belitung. The echo of its beach became more popular since a movie took a place for their setting in 2008. Laskar Pelangi and Sang Pemimpi were box office movies in Indonesia. Tanjung Tinggi Beach has white sand and decorated by hundred giant granite rocks with turquoise water and calm wave. Actually, its beach is a small bay 100 meter long and flanked by 2 peninsulas.  The granite rocks at Tanjung Tinggi area have few hundred cubic. The stack of the rock forms hills along the beach with alleys or small caves that makes the beach look so exotic. The most attractive spot in this place is the big rocks because the height can be 2 meters. And it is not easy to find any beach that has the same condition like that.

Tanjung Tinggi Beach is situated at Keciput Village, Sijuk sub-district, Bangka Belitung Province or about 30 km from Tanjung Pandan city and 2 km from Tanjung Kelayang Beach. You can take a car or travel agent from Tanjung Pandan to Tanjung Tinggi Beach for an hour. The road is smooth because it has been constructed by local government. Along the road to Tanjung Tinggi Beach, you will through many beaches that will spoil your eyes. Started from Tanjung Binga Beach, you will see that most of residents are fishermen. They process salty fishes and make as local product.
After that, you will through Tanjung Kelayang which was become a location of Sail Indonesia. Then, you will arrive at Tanjung Tinggi Beach. Its beach is one of the best places in West Belitung because the beach is clean with exotic panorama. Overall, the access to the beach is good. That is why the beach becomes a perfect place to relax and spend your holiday with your family or friends. This place is also suit for honey moon to newlywed. 

When you arrive at Tanjung Tinggi Beach, you can admire the big rocks and big trees around the granite rocks. The root of trees spread under the surface of the rocks and come into the sand. The shape of its beach is just like a crock with white sand in the middle and surrounded by the rocks that juts into the sea. The white sand in the beach is so smooth for your legs. Sometimes, you can see crabs running fast on the sand and dig it.
Visitors who come to the beach can do many activities, such as playing white sand or just swimming in the clean and calm water. You also can pass alleys among hundreds granite rocks, or climb the rock to enjoy scenery of Tanjung Tinggi. The granite rocks are not slippery, so it will be easy to climb it. From above, you will enjoy the view of sea with clear and clean water. The nuance will be more romantic when you come on sunrise or sunset. With clear water, you can snorkel there or just sit on the soft sand. The coral reefs there are so beautiful and still original.
When you come to Tanjung Tinggi Beach, you don’t need to worry about food because there are food stalls that provide you seafood or local menu. For seafood, most of food stalls provides you fresh fishes. You also can taste lobster, crab, squid, and clam. Those food stalls are managed by residents in Tanjung Tinggi Village. The food stalls are exists along the beach with simple tables and chairs. But it is comfortable to sit there while enjoy the breeze of air and drink young coconut.
In fact, the movie of Laskar Pelangi has been improves the visitors to come to Tanjung Tinggi Beach. With great potential condition, local government should improve and develop new infrastructure and features to make tourist more comfortable to enjoy the beach, such as banana-boat because it will increase economic condition. They can bring the name of Tanjung Tinggi Beach as an icon of Tanjung Pandan City.
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