Tanjung Tinggi Beach

  • Tanjung Tinggi Beach - Indonesia
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With its crescent of pristine white sand, clear turquoise waters and striking arrangements of smooth, oversized granite boulders Tanjung Tinggi beach is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Indonesia. Despite being relatively unknown this stunning beach can give the best of the Seychelles or Philippines a run for their money.

Besides taking in the natural beauty of this tropical gem you should be able to find a few activities to amuse yourself. Just exploring the granite boulders is engaging enough - some of them are huge whilst others have become assimilated with the vegetation that backs the beach. For many that is enough, but the temptation to climb these mammoth rocks is too much, and a few offer a launch pad into the clear blue sea.

That same crystal clear water is also home to some good coral reef which makes for great snorkelling. Just watch out for jellyfish as some can give a nasty sting.

The profile of the beach has been raised over recent years with it being used as a location for one of Indonesia’s most famous movies - Laskar Pelangi or Rainbow Troops as it is known in English. Fortunately this did not spark any huge scale development with the beach lacking facilities if anything.

If you do visit Tanjung Tinggi beach it is worth sticking around for sunset. This is already a photographer’s paradise, but when the sun is setting you can get some great shots framed by those iconic boulders.

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Dogs allowed


  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant

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