Sarangan Beach in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


Gunung Kidul Regency should be everyone’s vacation destination for the next holidays. The presence of beautiful beaches like Sarangan indeed becomes a special allure. This one is located in Ngestirejo Village and belongs to Tanjungsari Sub-District, actually. In terms of location, it resides near to the famous Krakal Beach. So, what makes this beach special? Both the beauty and nuance are amazing. Still, the best allure is the serenity. This explains why most people have the same common motive to visit the beach, which is to enjoy relaxation and get rid of stresses.

The Nuance
Like other southern beaches, Sarangan Beach indeed comes with strong waves. However, during the low tide, some parts of the shore become safer for playing water. At the time, lots of corals and sea creatures can be seen clearly, too. The next feature is none other than the white sandy shoreline that looks so calming. The shoreline also features small plants, bushes, and some coral rocks. In some parts of it, a big green coral cliff resides, too! In fact, the beach is flanked by some cliffs. As for the location, it is considered strategic, which is located in the west of Krakal Beach.

Exploring Sarangan Beach
One thing that makes Sarangan Beach popular is the location itself. The fact is that it is the part of Krakal Beach! The size of the shoreline is even similar to the neighboring beach. So, what can people do there? Usually, people come to the site for beach walking. They are impressed with its beautiful white sandy shoreline. Another impressive feature is the presence of small coral stones, which are visible during the low tide! Even fishes can be seen clearly at the time.

Aside from beach walking, people can enjoy other things in Sarangan Beach. For example, it is relaxation. Both the nuance and facility help visitors to relax, after all. It is because the beach features several gazebos and pandanus odoriferous plants! Also, in the west part of the beach, tourists may see a cliff where they can climb on later. The purpose is to get better views for sightseeing and photography!

For the best sightseeing experience, though, tourists must come at the right time. According to the locals, it is either in the early morning or afternoon! Why is that? Visitors are able to watch either the sunrise or sunset! Even the nuance feels better at those times. It is also recommended to come with family members or friends for a better vacation experience.

Nearby Attractions

  • Puncak Bernafas
  • Sarangan Hill
  • Betueng Beach
  • Krakal Beach

How to Get There
For those who live outside Yogyakarta City, it is recommended to get to the region by airplane. The duration depends on where they come from, though. For example, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Adisucipto Airport may take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once arriving at the destination, tourists must head to Gunung Kidul Regency by taking Nasional III Street. The distance is 44.8 km, so this trip would take about 1 hour and 9 minutes. Later, from Gunung Kidul Regency, tourists need to take Pantai Sel. Jawa Street and head to Sarangan Beach at Ngestirejo Village. This trip may take about 41 minutes, as the distance is 18.7 km.

Where to Stay

  • Mayasari Inn
  • Kalpilon Indah Cottage
  • The Royal Joglo


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