The Tourism Bureau of Yogyakarta province has announced the reopening of some tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, including the reopening of the beautiful beaches.


Although we are currently stuck in the middle of the month, swamped with works, tasks, and demands, do not be worried. Because the holiday is approaching quickly and you can make your escape plan today! Take a quick break on your free time to release all the stress and to find a balance for your soul to be refreshed again. Your escape does not need to be expensive or complicated because Indonesia has a special region called Yogyakarta where you can rest your bones and enjoy yourself while being surrounded by magnificent nature. 

During the lockdown, the Tourism Bureau of Yogyakarta decided to close all the tourist attractions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but since the massive vaccination programs, more tourism places are gradually being reopened, including the beaches.

Yogyakarta is known as a province that has many beautiful beaches surrounding it, especially in the coastal area of Gunungkidul Regency and Kulon Progo Regency. The beaches of Yogyakarta are very beautiful because they have not been touched by too many visitors and are very clean, so they are perfect for your escape this weekend. Here is the complete list of the top 5 reopened, must-visit, gorgeous beaches in Yogyakarta.


Wediombo Beach

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Located in the eastern coastal of Gunungkidul Regency, Wediombo Beach offers you dazzling blue water with soft white sand. The water is blue and clear, you can see the beach floor from above. The beach is also surrounded by small to medium coral stones. It takes an approximately 3 hours long car ride from the center of Yogyakarta to this beach.


Baron Beach

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One of the most famous beaches in Gunungkidul Regency is Baron Beach. It is located in between two big hills where the river meets the sea. The wave at Baron Beach is quite strong and that is why swimming is not allowed here. Instead, you can just relax and take some memorable pictures with the fishermen’s ships at the coast. The well-built infrastructure enables you to comfortably rest and eat the fresh-roasted fish sold by the merchants around the beach area. 


Drini Beach

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If you have been to Bali and you miss its beaches but do not have enough budget to go there, visit Drini Beach instead. The beach landscape resembles Bali’s Tanah Lot, surrounded by gigantic cliffs and numerous fishermen’s ships. Drini Beach has two bays with sturdy brownish sand which is perfect to play with, build a castle, bury your feet, or just simply let the sun kiss your skin on it. There are also many merchants there that sell iced coconut, you can enjoy eating the fruit and slurping the coconut water right from the fruit’s shell. 


Parangtritis Beach

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The closest and the most famous beach that you can easily access from the center of Yogyakarta is Parangtritis Beach. Located only 27 kilometers away from the city, you can easily reach the place where the prettiest sunsets happen in Yogyakarta. The sand is solid black, reflecting the lights once the sky turns orange, purple, and red. There are many activities you can do around here such as horse riding, sand surfing, and swimming. 


Glagah Beach


If you choose to stay somewhere close to the Yogyakarta International Airport, you may want to visit Glagah Beach. It is located in the Kulon Progo Regency. Lagoons and breakwater are the highlights of Glagah Beach. The aesthetically pleasing breakwaters that spread across the coastal line until the beachfront is the main reason why tourist visits this beach. You can sit on one of the breakwaters and eat some good foods sold there while enjoying the view. Make sure to be careful once you step on these breakwaters!


That is the complete list of the top 5 beaches you can visit in Yogyakarta! Whether you plan to play at the beach or just relax and sunbathe, do not forget to wear a proper amount of sunscreen with a broad SPF to protect your skin. 


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