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Of the many beaches that surround Bangka Island’s coast, the city of Sungailiat boasts the largest collection of beaches, and some of the most unique, not found anywhere else on the island. One such beach is the beautiful Pantai Rambak or Rambak Beach.
Not too far from the center of Sungailiat, Rambak Beach perfectly combines wide stretches of soft wide sand which merge seamlessly into the sparkling turquoise water of Kalimata Strait. Huge granite rocks protrude from the water in seeming contradiction to the beach’s calm appearance. A clear, blue sky extends above the horizon, decorated sporadically with fluffy white clouds.
The outer edge of the beach is carpeted in grass and shaded leafy trees. Several small huts also line the outskirts of the beach together with simple stalls selling fresh food and cool beverages.
The rocky bay on the northern end of the beach is one of the prime attractions leaving visitors wondering how such large boulders made their way to this beach. Located on the East Coast of the island, Rambak Beach is a perfect place to spend the wee hours of the early morning to appreciate the magnificence of sunrise across the waters.
Bring food and drinks when headed to the beach, as it is not guaranteed whether or not you will find food vendors along the coast on that day.
Please do your part to maintain the beauty of the beach, and keep it free from litter. Bring plastic bags to dispose of any trash.
Don’t forget to bring your sunblock as the temperature can get quite hot on the islands
There is not much public transportation on the island, so it is advisable to hire a car or motorcycle for the duration of your stay.
Fly to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang, capital city of Bangka-Belitung Province. This domestic airport is accessible from Jakarta, Batam and Palembang. The city of Sungailiat is about 30 kilometers from Pangkalpinang and can be reached by road in under an hour. Bangka and Belitung are known for high quality asphalt, so the drive will be very smooth. Travelling along a coastal road, you can enjoy the scenic view of large rivers, bridges and old, traditional houses.
Rambak Beach is about 15 minutes by road from the city of Sungailiat and is easily accessible by rental car or motorbike. The beach is not run under any specific management, so you are free to park where you like and enjoy the beach as you wish.