Congot Beach in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
The next recommended beach to visit in Kulon Progo Regency is called Congot, which is located in Temon Sub-District. To be exact, it resides in Sangkaran Village and becomes the best destination in Indonesia to enjoy fishing and exploration. Even though it is not as popular as Glagah Indah, Congot Beach owns a unique charm. It is where Bogowonto River disembogues actually. Not to mention it resides to the famous Pasir Mendit Mangrove Forest! Also, the beach becomes local fishermen’s favorite spot to anchor after fishing. These people even often offer fresh fishes to visitors with cheap prices!
Once getting to Congot Beach, tourists may see the exotic black shoreline right away. Plus, the nuance feels so comfy due to the presence of pine trees and several types of plants that grow near to the shore. The locals even have built bamboo gazebos on some parts of the beach, on where visitors can relax while watching the sea scenery. The next recognizable feature is the formation of seafood eateries managed by villagers. That means tourists can easily find foods and drinks while exploring the beach later. Moreover, other facilities are available including toilets and nearby inns!
Exploring Congot Beach
In terms of popularity, Congot is similar to Glagah Indah Beach. No wonder, it has a big number of visitors, especially during long holidays and weekends. Knowing the fact, the Indonesian local government has applied an entrance and parking fee to the site. The money is used to increase the facilities and to maintain the environment, after all. Moreover, the fee is considered cheaper than that of Glagah Beach. Well, here is the real question. What can tourists do there?
According to the locals, the beach provides an area on where visitors can build a tent and conduct camping comfortably. One thing, they must get the consent of the keeper or management beforehand. Another requirement is the agreement in taking care of the environment while camping. That means littering is highly prohibited. What is more? Aside from camping, people are interested in visiting Congot Beach in order to witness the romantic sunset directly. In this case, they must come at the right time which is in the afternoon or before dusk.
Another popular thing to do in Congot Beach is fishing. Those who have such hobby should not miss the opportunity. Once again, they must have prepared the equipment beforehand. After catching some fishes, they can either bring them back home or cook them right away! As for the tip, it is important to come only during a good weather. Otherwise, they don’t have a good chance to catch lots of fishes!
- Kadilangu Beach
- Wana Tirta Mangrove Forest
- Pasirmendit Village
How to Get There
A trip to Congot Beach may take about 1 hour and 24 minutes, especially for those coming from Adisucipto International Airport. It is because the distance is 60.8 km. As for a faster trip, it is recommended to take Magelang – Purworejo Street! After arriving at Temon Sub-District, tourists can directly head to Sangkaran Village where the beach is located.
Where to Stay
- Kusuma Hotel
- King’s Hotel