Have you ever seen sailing rocks?

Those rocks are not really sailing of course. It is only seems like they are sailing across the sea, which is why the locals call those small rocky island that located off the shore of Belitung, Indonesia, as Pulau Batu Belayar or can be translated literally as the sailing rocks island. Other version said that the two whitish giant rocks on the island are looked like white sails from afar, and the smaller rocks around them are formed a boat, and that is why people called it Pulau Batu Belayar. Tell you the truth, I don’t care which one is the right version. For me, the beautiful scenery formed by rocks formation on and around the island is more interestingΒ  πŸ™‚

pulau batu belayar (the sailing rock island)

The island, well . . actually it is not an island in my opinion; I prefer call it a group of giant rocks that jutted out of the sea. At low tide, the base of the rocks will emerge and exposing a white sandy island. It is not too wide; perhaps it is only a little wider than a tennis lawn. People can walk on its shore circling the island in less than 15 minutes, and that was what I did when I got the chance to visit Pulau Batu Belayar. Just to prove that I could reach the point where I started in just around 10 minutesΒ  πŸ˜›

The water around the so called island is very clear and quite shallow. People who visit the island can find many kind of sea creatures such as starfishes, molluscs, sea urchins, turtle, corals, and also some beautiful fishes. They can enjoy the beauty of the underwater world from the surface or by snorkeling.

Pulau Batu Belayar can be reached in 10 to 15 minutes by boat from the nearby beach such as Tanjong Kelayang or Tanjong Binga.

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52 thoughts on “Have you ever seen sailing rocks?

  1. wooowww….pulau belayar di daerah mana om??

  2. grishmanphotography

    Beautiful set πŸ™‚ big like..

  3. All amazing photographs, beauitful light.

  4. Ely Meyer

    Wow .. selalu kagum melihat foto fotomu mas, cantik sekali, kayak lukisan πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve never seen…Beautiful…

  6. Waaaaw, kereeeen!!! Untuk tpt honeymoon recommended gak???

  7. Setuju dengan semua komentar – indah sekali! πŸ™‚

  8. wow how cool!

  9. bener-bener nama mencerminkan isi, batunya sedang berlayar. sangat indah cris

  10. Yuk! Jalan-jalan yuk!:D

  11. Pernah lihat ginian di Pulau Tauhan, lampung. Cakep bangeet.

  12. picturenya keren, penuturan bahasanya pas..(walau sedikit memahami b.ing..hehe)
    kegiatan yang sangat bermanfaat untuk terus mmempublikasikan keindahan negri kita…
    sekali lagi keren mas Chris.. πŸ™‚

  13. Waaa….pengen kesanaaaa πŸ˜€

  14. wah asyik jalan-jalan terus ini om sepertinya hehe πŸ˜€ Foto-fotonya luar biasa πŸ˜€

  15. Breathtaking photos! I would love to visit there some day.

  16. petit4chocolatier

    So beautiful!!

  17. I particularly like the 2nd one for the composition. 7,8,9 look like a family. Appreciated your narrative too.

  18. Beautiful images and such a great story. I’d like to see the sailing rocks in person some day. Thanks for sharing! Robyn

  19. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing

    Absolutely Beautiful!

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