Parangtritis Beach is only about 27 kilometers away from the center of Yogyakarta City. This beach is widely-known for its romantic sunset view. Moreover, Parangtritis Beach is the most famous amongst all the other beaches that are spread throughout the region of Yogyakarta.
This beach offers a pretty unique view that can’t be found in any other tourist attractions. In this tourist attraction, you will see that it has huge, rolling waves and huge heaps of sand, usually called sand dunes(or gumuk), that surround the area.
When the sun is leaning west and the weather is sunny, tourists can have a lot of fun on this beach. Tourists are not allowed to swim at this beach, but this beach is not lacking on facilities for tourists to have a good time. On the shoreline, there is an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) rental, tourists can rent it to drive across the sandy beach.
Aside from that, tourists can also ride hansom cabs along the surface of the sand which is smoothly swept by the waves. Renting a hansom to bring tourists to the east-end of the beach is an activity that is very exciting. The beautiful sunset accompanied by the golden glow of the sun that shone on the surface of the water thickens the romantic atmosphere on this beach. Furthermore, Parangtritis Beach is also suitable for family vacations.
This beach is located in Parangtritis Village, Kretek District, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta. Parangtritis Beach is situated just about 25 kilometers south of the city of Yogyakarta.