Tanjung Berakit Beach in Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province
It is true that outsiders and foreigners often come to Indonesia in order to explore beautiful natural attractions aside from watching local cultures. Well, in this case, they must not miss the chance to visit Riau Islands Province. It is because the region offers tons of stunning beaches including the one called Tanjung Berakit. The location is in Bintan Regency, which is the biggest island. To be exact, the beach resides in Berakit Village of Teluk Sebong Sub-District. In terms of name, “Tanjung” means a cape while “Berakit” refers to the name of the village itself. Have no worries. The access is easy, so everyone can get there easily without the help of the locals.
Once tourists arrive at Tanjung Berakit Beach, they would see the stunning white sandy shoreline right away. Even though the shoreline has a soft texture, it also features lots of rocks and stones. Some sand dunes are also seen on the site! In the back, tourists may see several bushes and trees, too. Next, it is related to the sea, which appears milky blue and soothing. Not to mention the waves are small and calm. Another noticeable feature is the presence of local fishermen who often hang out and work on the site.
Exploring Tanjung Berakit Beach
Now, let’s talk about tourist activities. The most common thing to do in Tanjung Berakit Beach is to meet local fishermen and watch their activities. Tourists can even buy fresh fishes and get a cheaper price! For lucky tourists, they can even join fishing activities and ride fishing boats! It is better to approach and talk to those fishermen directly. The locals are quite friendly and open to outsiders, after all.
After meeting local fishermen, tourists should get to a nearby mangrove plantation. The purpose varies, though. It can be photography, exploration, or sightseeing. Despite the different reasons, tourists would have a good time in that area, for sure. Here is the tip. The exploration should be done in the afternoon due to the better nuance and more beautiful sky. It is because the sunset turns the sky into romantic scenery with its orange color.
What is more? Some tourists come to Tanjung Berakit Beach in order to enjoy local foods. That means they would visit available local eateries or food vendors and buy some delicious foods there. The most common menu is definitely seafood. It is because the eateries are located near to the sea and fishermen’s houses. No wonder, they provide various types of seafood!
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How to Get There
For outsiders, they must head to Batam City first and the best way to get there is by airplane. Here is an example. A flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport at Jakarta City to Hang Nadim Airport would take about 1 hour and 35 minutes. Next, from Batam City, they should reach a local port and head to Bongkar Legoi Port in Bintan Island. Next, they can simply take a local transportation service and head to Tanjung Berakit Beach directly.
Where to Stay
- Mutiara Beach Resort