Parangtritis, Yogyakarta

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Parangtritis is one of many beaches in Yogyakarta. It is very well-known to the tourists because it is easy to reach and is not too far away from the city center of Yogyakarta. We can go there by bus or by renting a vehicle if we go in a group. Travel agents all over Yogyakarta can help us finding suitable vehicles to rent. Ask around and we can get plenty of help easily.

Parangtritis is almost always crowded with beach goers especially before sunset. But sunset watching is not the only activity we can do in there. We can sunbath or even stroll down the beach on foot. But if we wish to do it differently, we can rent a horse cart or ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) or even enjoying the scenery from the bird’s eye view using a parachute.

You may find something strange in all possibilities I give, there is not one thing saying water activity. It is because swimming and surfing are not advisable due to the character of the waves on that particular beach. One of the local says that the terrain of this beach is not suitable for swimming even for the experienced swimmers, because it has uneven submerged rocky parts, maybe some underwater caves that make the pattern of the waves become unpredictable and even downright dangerous. Many victims have fallen for not taking the caution given beforehand. But getting your feet wet on the shallow part  while strolling along the beach is not going to do you any harm, I guess 😀

And here are some of the pictures I took when I went there some times ago. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Horse carts can be rent on hourly basis. The drivers sometimes offer to give us a tour around the beach or the waterfall not far from the main beach. I have never been to the waterfall so I can not give you any review.

Horse carts can be rent on hourly basis. The drivers sometimes offer to give us a tour around the beach or the waterfall not far from the main beach. I have never been to the waterfall so I can not give you any review.

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I see many people glide on parachutes, starting from the hill on the left side of the beach and I capture one when the glider pass above  my head.

I see many people glide on parachutes, starting from the hill on the left side of the beach and I capture one when the glider passing above my head.

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Horse cart and the driver waiting for someone to hire and colorful beach umbrellas on the background, coupled with dark blue water and almost cloudless sky.

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The crowd on the beach and captured ray of light in the midst of dust blown by the wind, in the warm color of the sunset creating a calm yet warn nuance.

The crowd on the beach and captured ray of light in the midst of dust blown by the wind, in the warm color of the sunset creating a calm yet warm nuance.

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The crowd near a hut by the beach, sheltered by sea-pandan trees with the sun setting on the background.

The crowd near a hut by the beach, sheltered by sea-pandan trees with the sun setting on the background.

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The crowd and the sunset

The crowd and the sunset