Butuh Beach in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


Gunung Kidul Regency is located in Yogyakarta Special Region and it always becomes a nice destination to spend a vacation. The region consists of numerous natural attractions, especially southern beaches, after all. For example, there is Butuh Beach, which is located in Krambilsawit Village. Tourists only need to reach to Saptosari Sub-District and get to the village afterward. In terms of name, “Butuh” means a necessity. The locals gave the name due to the fact that the beach is able to satisfy their vacation needs, especially related to beauty and serenity. As for tourist activities, most people are interested to visit the beach for relaxation. The locals also come to the site to relieve their stresses and tiredness, especially during weekends and afternoon.

The Nuance
Once arriving at Butuh Beach, tourists can feel the peaceful nuance right away. The size of the shoreline is considered short, but it features a beautiful white sandy shoreline. Also, it is flanked by two beautiful karst hills, as well. On top of those hills, many green and lush trees grow beautifully. As for the nuance, the site offers serenity to visitors. What about the waves? It is moderate and not as big as other southern beaches. The reason is that the hills protect the beach from big waves! During the low tide, tourists can see many corals, seaweeds, algae, and small fishes clearly. Next, the beach features breezy wind that soothes all visitors!

Exploring Butuh Beach
Butuh Beach is located near to neighboring famous beaches including Nglimun and Ngeden Beach. That means tourists would be able to conduct beach hopping easily during the visit later. Still, what makes the beach different? The first thing to enjoy is none other than the nuance. It is because the number of visitors is low! In fact, it feels like spending a vacation on a private beach. This serenity, therefore, is able to help tourists to relax and get rid of stresses.

The next allure in Butuh Baech is the presence of various beautiful natural features. The most noticeable one is definitely the two hills that flank the shoreline. Tourists can simply watch them by the shoreline or take photos of them! In fact, it is possible to climb and get on the top of the hill. The purpose is to witness better scenery from the highland. Not to mention the atmosphere feels more refreshing up there.

For the information, visitors need to pay for the entrance fee in order to explore Butuh Beach. Have no worries. The price is cheap and the rewards are wonderful! Aside from beach walking, sightseeing, and photography, tourists can do other fun things there. For example, it is recommended to come only during the low tide. Many fishes and corals can be seen on the shoreline and tourists can even catch those fishes easily at the time.

Nearby Attractions

  • Watu Putih Point
  • Mbirit Beach
  • Nlangkap Beach
  • Ngluwen Beach

How to Get There
First, tourists must reach Yogyakarta City and they can take an airplane to get there fast. From Jakarta City, in this case, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once arriving at the airport, tourists can take Nasional III Street and head to Gunung Kidul Regency right away. The distance is 44.8 km, so this trip may take around 1 hour and 9 minutes. Later, from Gunung Kidul Regency, tourists should take Raya Panggang Wonosari Street and head to Butuh Beach at Krambilsawit Village. This trip would take around 58 minutes, as the distance is 33.9 km.

Where to Stay

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