6 Best Beaches in Yogyakarta for an Exciting Vacation!


The name Yogyakarta comes from the words “Ayogya” which means peace, and “Karta” which means good. So as the name implies, the Special Region of Yogyakarta is hoped to make anyone feel at peace when visiting it. No wonder Yogyakarta is always crowded during the holiday season. Tourism in Yogyakarta is arguably very complete. There are the historical, cultural, city, mountain, cave, and beach tourist attractions ready to welcome travelers from all over the world. The following are recommendations for 5 beaches in Yogyakarta that must be visited.

  1. Drini Beach

Drini Beach is one of the unique beaches in Gunung Kidul Regency Yogyakarta, because of a large rock that separates the west coast from the east coast. Here, you can not only enjoy the beach beauty, but you can also do snorkeling activities and enjoy the underwater world of Drini Beach. Drini Beach is located on a high hill so that you could see a more comprehensive view. Drini Beach has soft white sand and clear sea water, and on the beach, there are umbrella chairs and gazebos just to relax while enjoying the beauty of Drini Beach.

  1. Slili Beach

Slili Beach is a small beach in Gunung Kidul Regency, with an area of only about 100 square meters and is blessed with white sand. Slili Beach is still relatively empty of visitors compared to other beaches in Gunung Kidul. The location of Slili Beach is not so far from Krakal Beach which is only separated by a hill. Slili Beach is also known as Watu Lawang Beach because there is a small island or coral hill that has a hole resembling a door in this area. Even though Slili Beach is still empty of visitors, there are still quite complete facilities here. You can enjoy Slili Beach from a gazebo built by the beach.

  1. Indrayanti Beach

Indrayanti Beach is one of the “queen” of white sandy beaches in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta. Indrayanti Beach’s name is derived from Indrayanti Restaurant located not so far from the beach, which is a restaurant that is well known to become a landmark of Indrayanti Beach. Officially it was named after Pulang Syawal Beach, but tourists are familiar with Indrayanti Beach more. This beach is in the same area as Sundak Beach and Krakal Beach. The waves at Indrayanti Beach are not so massive that you can play in the water here.

  1. Parangtritis Beach

Beaches in Yogyakarta are not only found in Gunung Kidul because here, but there is also a beach that is closely related to the legend of Nyi Roro Kidul, namely Parangtritis Beach. This beach is decorated with soft blackish sand, and the current is quite swift. According to the myth of the Queen of the South Beach, visitors are prohibited from wearing green clothes. Even though it has legends and myths attached, it certainly doesn’t reduce the charm of Parangtritis Beach. Here, visitors can do various exciting activities such as renting an ATV or renting a wagon to enjoy the beach differently. In addition, here we have provided many food stalls for those of you who like culinary tours.

  1. Greweng Beach

Greweng Beach is also one of the hidden beaches in Gunung Kidul Regency. You will need approximately 45 minutes trekking throughout the residents’ farms to get to this beach. It will be more fun if you come with friends and camp on this beach. There are many interesting things in Greweng Beach. Besides being hidden, Greweng Beach is also flanked by two large coral hills on the left and right. On the edge of the beach, there is a flow of fresh water that empties into the beach, and then there is a natural cave called Hermitage Cave.

  1. Timang Beach

This beach has become a hot topic because of its uniqueness that is different from other beaches. Timang Beach has an island in the form of a large coral hill in the middle of the sea which can be accessed using a gondola or a suspension bridge made at the initiative of the local community to make this place more interesting to visit. Timang Beach Bridge opened to the public starting in 2017. When crossing from Timang Beach to the small island across the beach, you will feel a very thrilling sensation. Because it is different from when you usually cross using a bridge over the river, here you need to cross over the swift seawater that can trigger adrenaline.

Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Yogyakarta by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.