Tanjung Setia, Pesisir Selatan

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Tanjung Setia is a small coastal town in the Pesisir Selatan district of Lampung province, Sumatra. It has a few small stores, an Alfamart and a number of good local restaurants where a great meal with a iced tea costs 20,000 to 30,000 IDR. It is a quiet little town and the best time to visit is on Wednesdays and Saturdays when the market up the road in Sumur Jaya is open.

The local fishermen anchor their boats at the north end of Tanjung Setia beach and this is a good place to visit if you are looking to buy some fresh fish.

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Tanjung Setia Beach

Tanjung Setia beach is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists in search of a beachside holiday or day trip.

The beach is about 5km long and on a low tide you can walk around the headland past the Ujung Bocur / Karang Nyimbur surf break exploring the rock pools all the way to Biha. At one time you could cross the small river at Biha at the hanging bridge and walk all the way to Way Jambu. Unfortunately this bridged collapsed and it is not recommended that you wade across the river, as the current can be stronger than it looks and dangerous items may have been washed into the river.

Along the beach road Jl Wista Pantai you will find accommodation, a small selection of cafés, warungs, restaurants, souvenir shops, an ATM machine next to Lovina Krui Surf Camp and a fully equipped gym.

Not so long ago (2013) the main street was a quiet coconut palm lined dirt road that faded out into a dirt track before Biha. Now Jl Panati Wisata is a sealed road lined with businesses and public access to the beach is almost completely limited to the small laneway near Ombak Indah and the north end entrance to the beach.

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Local and foreign owned businesses continue to push towards more development and talk of Tanjung Setia beach becoming another Bali. Currently though the Krui area retains it's unique laidback and friendly feel.


Tanjung Setia beach has a wide selection of accommodation to suit your preferred experience. From resorts with pools, like Lovina Krui Surf with a full range of facilities and karaoke bar to the unique Sumatran Tiger Resort with a fully equiped fitness centre and health conscious management.

Events at Tanjung Setia beach

The major event at Tanjung Setia beach is the WSL Krui Pro surf competition which runs from 12th to 20th June. If your a visiting surfer it is best to plan around the Krui Pro as the major surf breaks become crowded out.