A Romantic Sunset View at Parangtritis

Jl. Parangtritis km 28, Yogyakarta 55188, Indonesia
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Parangtritis Beach is only 27 km from the center of Jogja City and is famous for its romantic sunset views. Riding a horse cart along Parangtritis Beach in the afternoon will be a sweet memory.

Updated on 1 August 2019

The Romantic Evening
( / Daniel Antonius Kristanto)

Entrance Ticket to Parangtritis and Depok Beach (2018)
IDR 7,000 (regular day, including insurance)IDR 10,000 (holiday / event, including insurance)

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday: open 24 hours

Parangtritis is located 27 km south of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by public transportation that operate up to 17:00pm as well as private vehicles. The afternoon before sunset is the best time to visit this most popular beach in Yogyakarta. But if you arrive sooner, it will not hurt for going up to Tebing Gembirawati (Gembirawati cliffs) behind this beach. From there, we can see the whole area of Parangtritis Beach, southern sea, up to the horizon.

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Psst, YogYES will tell a secret. Not many people know that on the east side of this clifft, hidden temple ruins. Unlike the other temples located in a mountainous area, Gembirawati Temple is only a few hundred meters from the edge of Parangtritis Beach. To reach this temple, we can pass road uphill near the Hotel Queen of the South and then go down the path to the west for approximately 100 meters. Faintly roar of the ferocious waves of the southern sea could be heard from this temple.

Parangtritis Beach is very closely related to the myth of Ratu Kidul (Queen of South). Many Javanese people believe that Parangtritis Beach is the gate of Ratu Kidul's magical kingdom. Hotel Queen of the South is a resort that is named according to this the legend.

A Romantic Sunset in Parangtritis

A Romantic Sunset
( / Daniel Antonius Kristanto)

When the sun is leaning to the west and the weather is sunny, it is time for having fun. Although visitors are prohibited from swimming, Parangtritis Beach is not lack of the means for having fun. On the beach there is ATVs (All-terrain Vehicle) rental, the tariff is around Rp. 50.000 to 100.000 per half hour. Enter its gear and then release the clutch while pulling the gas. Brrooom, four-wheeled all-terrain motorcycle will be raced bringing you across the sand beach dune.

Cross the Sand Dune with ATV
( / Daniel Antonius Kristanto)

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Well, ATVs may only be suitable for those who are more adventurous. Another option is the carriage. Walking along the sand surface that is smoothly swept by the wave with two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage is no less enjoyable. The carriage will bring us to the end of the east coast of Parangtritis Beach where the cluster of rocks that is so beautiful , so it is often used as the spot of a pre-wedding photo shoot. The dim twilight and golden shade of the sun on the water surface more raise a romantic atmosphere.

Take the Carriage Along the Parangtritis Beach
( / Daniel Antonius Kristanto)

Parangtritis Beach also offers the excitement for those who travel with family. Kite-flying with your child is also enjoyable. The strong sea breeze is very helpful to make a kite flying high, even if you've never played a kite.

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Enjoying Roasted Corns
( / Daniel Antonius Kristanto)

Still reluctant for going home even though the sun had set? Soon, some roasted corn sellers will hold a mat on the beach where we can hang out there until late at night. Still do not want to go home? Do not worry, in Parangtritis Beach, there are tens of inns and accommodations available at an affordable price.

Public Transportation to Parangtritis:
  • Giwangan Bus Station - Parangtritis: IDR 20.000 (regular bus, including entrance fee)
  • Parangtritis - Giwangan Bus Station: IDR 10.000 (regular bus)