Parangtritis Beach Yogyakarta: Enchantment Wrapped in Myths and Mysteries

Parangtritis Beach

Parangtritis beach

One of the most attractive beaches near Yogyakarta is Parangtritis Beach. Located about 27 km from Yogyakarta, Parangtritis Beach can be reached in two ways, through Kretek village or the longer but more beautiful route through Imogiri and Siluk village.

Parangtritis beach
Enjoy the sunset

Parangtritis Beach is an enchanting sloping beach with rocky hills, dunes, and a white sandy beach. Besides being famous as a recreational spot, Parangtritis is also a sacred place. Many people come to the beach to meditate. Up to the present, this area is still a place to perform the traditional ceremony from the Sultan’s Palace, called Labuhan. Many hotels and roadside restaurants are available for sunbathing lovers.

One myth that locals trust regarding Parangtritis beach is the prohibition of wearing green clothes if swimming or playing water in Parangtritis. The reason is that Nyai Roro Kidul, the ruler of the southern sea, is very fond of green. So that anyone who swims using a green shirt will be swallowed by the waves of the fierce ocean, and that person will be made a follower of Nyai Roro Kidul.

Facilities at Parangtritis Beach

The Yogyakarta City Government has provided various facilities that are quite complete and comfortable around Parangtitis Beach, such as:


There are quite a lot of hotels around Parangtritis Beach. Please choose your own, from around the shoreline to the hills with a stunning beach view.


Yogyakarta is famous for its wide variety of food at very affordable prices. You don’t need to worry about having trouble finding food here.


While enjoying the beautiful Parangtritis beach, various playgrounds are available, such as ATVs, Warm Water Pools, Paragliding, and Parangkusumo Sand Dune.

Umbrella Rental

You can rent an umbrella to avoid sun exposure or shelter from the rain. Don’t worry about the price; it’s cheap.

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