Yogyakarta is one province of Indonesia. It located on the southern island of Java, so Yogyakarta beaches facing directly into the Indian Ocean. This province has a lot of cultural tourism, but in Yogyakarta there are so many beautiful beach too. The most famous beach is Parangtritis.
Yogyakarta, or sometime called Jogja has four regencies and one city. Two of them, Yogyakarta and Sleman regency that has no shore. While Bantul, Gunung Kidul and Kulonprogo District has exotic beaches are ready to be explored. Here the list of beaches in Yogyakarta we should visit . But some are beaches within walking distance to other beaches. If we have me, we must visit the beaches that are nearby.Make sure you spend the beaches in one regency in a day.
You will feel the mystical aura on the beach. It is very close to Parangtritis Beach. It is located in Bantul Regency. Some people believe that an affair of love story as well as the agreement between Panembahan Senopati, the founder of the kingdom of Mataram, and Nyi Roro Kidul the Prince of Ghost Kingdom in Indonesian Ocean. It is why, there is mystical aura on this beach.
Every year, there is a ceremony of “Labuhan Alit “on the beach. This ceremony is dedicated to Nyi Roro Kidul. But recently, the ceremony is more aimed to attract tourist as a cultural tourism agenda. And one more thing, on the day before Nyepi, the beach is also used as a ceremony of Melasti by Hindu religion.
This is the beach for culinary lover, especially if you are fond of seafood. The beach is actually already get famous, known by tourist. Its location adjacent to Parangtritis, both in Bantul. Because it is in place of market fish, so you can easily find the fresh to buy. Even seafood stalls are ready to process the fresh fish. We can taste the grilled fish, squid, or shrimp processed in a low price.
Kukup beach. Gunung Kidul paradise of white sandy beaches. One of these is beach Kukup. People called Kukup beach as "Tanah Lot" it Yogyakarta. The nickname is reasonable. Because at the edge of the beach, right on the meeting between the sand beach and the sea, there is a large rock.
Because in the upper ocean, tend to stay away from the beach, then a bridge was built. Visitors can get to the middle of a large rock with climbing the bridge. On the rock of a cottage break is also available for visitors who want to see the beautiful panorama Kukup beach.