Besides Bali, Yogyakarta is also known for the beauty of the nature. The beaches are must-visit places. With the Indian Ocean lying adjacent to its southern shoreline, Yogyakarta is blessed with a collection of exotic and unique beaches that are unknown to many and waiting to be discovered. You may enjoy not just azure oceans, rugged landscapes, and powdery sunburned sand, but also other unique natural beauties such as a beach waterfall. So, here are a few recommended beaches to visit.
1. Jogan Beach
Jogan Beach is located in Gunung Kidul Regency, precisely in Purwodadi Village. This beach is one of many unique beaches in Yogya. You’ll not find any sand on this beach, there are only beautiful cliffs with a waterfall. The main attraction of Jogan Beach is the existence of a natural waterfall that drains water from a spring, to continue it to the open ocean. This waterfall is called Bridal Waterfall.
2. Sedahan Beach
Sedahan Beach offers a long stretch of beach that is wide enough to be used as a playground. On both sides of the beach, there are coral cliffs that flank this beach and protrude into the middle of the sea. Here, the visitors can spend the night camping with friends and small family. But for camping equipment, visitors must provide their own because there are no facilities for camping equipment rental.
3. Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis beach is known for its amazing view of the sunset. This beach has become popular because of its general vastness of its sand stretch. Walking along this beach can be quite tiring because Parangtritis is very long. You can enjoy many activities on this beach. For instance, riding ATV, horse, trail motorcycle, surfing, or even paragliding.
4. Timang Beach
Timang beach has 2 sides, east dan west. On the west side, you will see a beautiful beach with white sand. On the other hand, you will see the rocky hill on the east side of the beach. The main attraction of this beach is the gondola. You can ride this gondola to cross over to Timang Island.