Binalatung Beach in Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province


Binalatung Beach is one of Tarakan City’s best vacation spots. Thus, all tourists should not miss the chance to visit it later. The location is near to the famous Amal Beach and it belongs to East Tarakan Sub-District. Plus, it is quite accessible. The beach resides near to the downtown, after all. Not to mention Tarakan Island offers a nice transportation service to tourists. The best thing is the beach has a perfect nuance for relaxation and family recreation. The site, therefore, becomes crowded during weekends and holidays. They enjoy beach walking, sightseeing, eating together, photography, and even playing water.

The Nuance
When it comes to nuance, Binalatung Beach it combines both serenity and beauty. The shoreline features a soft-textured sandy landscape and the size is quite vast. In the back, tourists find several benches for relaxing. Some gazebos also reside in that area! Moreover, the shoreline has various types of trees in the back. These trees provide a comfortable and shady ambiance to the beach, as well. What about the sea? It is sloping and features moderate waves. Thus, swimming is possible but tourists must conduct it in a safe manner.

Exploring Binalatung Beach
Those who live in Tarakan City are familiar with Binalatung Beach and they choose it as their great alternative spot for recreation. The next reason to visit the beach is to feel the breezy wind of the sea. Thanks to the presence of coconut and pine trees that grow abundantly there. Even tourists would feel comfortable when visiting the beach at noon. They can simply sit under those trees in order to avoid the heat of the sun!

The next reason why Binalatung Beach never runs out of visitors is the presence of recreational facilities for families who come with kids. For those who want to relax, they can either sit on the shoreline or the available benches. It should be done either in the morning or afternoon, though. The purpose is to get the best nuance and freshest air. It is also recommended to come to the beach in the evening for a distinct atmosphere. At the time, tourists are allowed to grill fishes and foods on the shoreline. Some spots are suitable enough to conduct a BBQ party, after all.

If tourists come at noon, they can relieve the heat of the sun by sitting under the trees and buy refreshing coconut drinks later. Some local eateries are even available, where tourists can buy delicious foods and soothing drinks. Thus, everyone should consider enough money when visiting Binalatung Beach later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tarakan Botanical Garden
  • Amal Mountain
  • Amal Beach

How to Get There
Before heading to Binalatung Beach, tourists should get to Tanjung Selor City first (the capital of North Kalimantan Province). The best way to get there is by airplane, actually. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport) to Tanjung Harapan Airport (Tanjung Selor City), the flight may take approximately 1 day and 11 hours. Once arriving at the airport, their next destination is Tengkayu Port at Tarakan Island. It can be done by riding a boat from Kayan Port at Tanjung Selor and the voyage takes about 5 hours. After getting to Tengkayu Port, the next destination is Binalatung Beach at East Tarakan Sub-District. This trip takes only around 22 minutes, as the distance is 12 km. For the fastest route, tourists should take Kusuma Bangsa and Gunung Amal Street.


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