South Sulawesi, Bira Beach, Bulukumba

South Sulawesi, Bira Beach, Bulukumba

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What’s your description about a perfect beach? For me, it has to be a truly white sandy beach, blue crystal water reflection, beautiful landscape, blue color gradation of the sea color, amazing submarine creatures living underwater, and a moderate waving tide. And yes, Tanjung Bira (Cape of Bira) then be one of my perfect and favorite beach.


– Tanjung Bira Beach is divided into 2 areas, west side beach has good infrastructures and east side beach has a harbor to cross Selayar Island.

– One thing i love about this beach is touching the distinct white sands which feels like touching wheat flour. It’s very smooth..

– Best time to visit is in the morning time when the tide is high. It looks more amazing than just seeing the beach without a waving tide.

– The best snorkeling spot  is in Liukang Loe Island. This island is located very closed to the west side of Tanjung Bira Beach. You can rent a boat priced Rp200.000/boat to get there.

  – The best diving spot is Kambing Island (Kambing is a Goat in Indonesian Language). If you are lucky, you can see shark around Kambing Island. Same like how to get Liukang Loe Island, you can rent a boat from west side of Tanjung Bira Beach for Rp250.000/boat. See the stunning Kambing Island pictures here

– Next to the west side of Tanjung Bira Beach, there is another beautiful beach called Bara Beach. This tranquil beach can be reached by walk from the west side of Tanjung Bira Beach.

– If you want to see the making of the legendary Phinisi Boat, you can go to Tana Beru, Bulukumba. Of course you cannot go there by walk because it is located kilometers from Tanjung Bira.


Tanjung Bira is located at Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It’s about 5-6 hours from Makassar downtown.


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There are many Pinisi construction sites all over South Sulawesi, but the famous one is Bulukumba, the exact location is between the Bulukumba and Tanjung Bira.
Pinisi built in the traditional way, usually located on the beach to make transportation of materials easier. It takes 3 to 6 months to build a Pinisi, depending on the size and availability of materials and machinery. The cost of building a Pinisi for the size of the vessel as shown above, excluding the engine, could reach IDR 3,000,000,000, – for pinisi boat tours, obviously much more expensive since a tour boat requires much facilities on the ship cabin.

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