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Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

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Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

I'd like to hear some advice on visiting the beaches near Yogya.

Would a day trip suffice to see a few of the beaches south of Yogya?

Could we plan a day trip in which we visit some "fishing" beaches like Ngobaran and Ngrenehan with some swimming/sun bathing beaches like Krakal, Parangtritis or Sepanjang?

Which of the above beaches, or others near Yogya are easily accessed and worth a day trip visit?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

We stayed overnite at Kukup beach. The beach is not suitable for swimming as reef comes right up to the shore. It is a good place for photos and to just sit in beach and relax. You will pay a small fee to sit on the mats in the shade of the cliffs. There is a stone bridge across to a lookout on a rockyout crop which is perfect for getting some good photos.

We swam at nearby Sundak beach at the area where the fishing boats are. We ate at the Warung to the left of the parking area ,its right on the beach- bright coloured building -. good food, toilet and mandi. Great spot to spend the day.If you have a tent you can camp under the trees at Sundak.

If visiting on a Sunday Krakal, Kukup and Baron can get very crowded so arrive early.

Hope this helps Sue

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2. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

We would also like to travel to some of Yogyakartas beaches,preferably Ngrenehan Beach.Does anybody know of any accommodation at this beach?

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3. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

I explored some beaches around Yogya and found them to be very lacking.

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4. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

There is no accommodation at Ngrenehan. You may want to consider taking a day trip from Yogyakarta to this place.

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5. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

We are going to spend a week in Java, we will start off in the Yogya area, but we would like to spend a couple of days on a nice beach, would you recommend that we travel to West Java (Pangandaran) or try one in East Java?

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6. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

Hi pedrothelion77,

It's all depending on your vacation duration, budget, and itinerary in general.

If you are going to start in Yogya, where is the next destination; towards the East or West of Java? If it's towards the East (then onto Bali for example), you can just visit those beaches near Yogya. They're the same facing Indian Ocean. But if you are a keen surfer, you might want to explore further to Pangandaran (just in the sense that there are more surfing spots in the area, it will helps you a lot to be near surfing community). So just suit your needs.

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7. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

We are going to fly into Yogi, spend 2 days or so seeing the sights, and then 2 days or so around Borbodour. Other than that, we don't really have anything else planned, which leaves us 3 full days for beaches. This will be our only beach time for our month in SE Asia, so we would like to spend some time on a nice beach.

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8. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

You are better off to just take a flight to Bali and enjoy there.

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9. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

I agree with Yamanote. Traveling time from Yogya to Pangandaran (which can only be reached by land transport) is longer than taking a flight to Bali. Beaches in Yogya are pale in comparison to those in Bali.

Edited: 10:02 pm, April 19, 2010
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10. Re: Beaches near Yogya: which ones to visit?

what about flying to Semarang and then taking the ferry to the Karimunjawa islands?