Talking about tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, there will be no end to discuss. Yogyakarta or ‘Jogja’ as the nickname is familiar, has many interesting tourist attractions to visit. Not only visitors from their own country, visitors from abroad often choose Jogja as a place to travel while to unwind.
Some of the tourist attractions in Kota Gudeg mostly rely on natural elements and beautiful panoramas such as beaches and temples. Currently, the beach is indeed the most chosen tourist destination by tourists. Jogja itself has dozens of beaches, both beaches with white or black sand.
One of the areas in Jogja that has a beach is Bantul. The southern part of the city of Jogja has several beaches that can be visited, of course not inferior to the beauty of the beaches in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, which are mostly white sandy beaches. Some of the beaches in the Bantul area are still mostly black sand, such as Parangtritis Beach, Depok Beach, and Goa Cemara Beach.
Entrance Ticket Prices on Depok Beach
To visit the Depok Beach area, you don’t need to be afraid to spend money, because to enter this area you only spend IDR 10,000 per person. This ticket includes access to various beaches and other tourist areas in the area. Meanwhile, parking is charged Rp. 2,000 for two-wheelers and Rp. 5,000 for four-wheelers.
Location Depok Beach is located on Jalan Pantai Depok, Parangtritis, Kec. Bantul, Yogyakarta as well as adjacent to Parangtritis Beach. To reach this beach, you only need to drive a vehicle for 45 minutes from the center of Yogyakarta City. The route that can be taken includes passing Jalan Mataram-Jalan Mayor Suryotom-Jalan Brigadier General Katamso-Jalan Parangtritis-taking the direction of Jalan Pantai Depok.
Just follow the route that has been explained on the road board, because the route to Depok Beach is a route that is very easy to find and easy to take, in contrast to the route to Gunungkidul Beach which can go through various alternative roads and of course a little confusing for tourists who are visiting for the first time. this beach.
Tourism Object on Depok Beach
Although Depok Beach still has black sand, this beach is often considered a virgin beach because it is considered rarely touched by visitors. The beach is also not too exposed to many people, in contrast to the beach located in Gunungkidul, where the majority have been focused on improving the economy of local residents. Such as homestays, food stalls, tent rental, and others.
In contrast to Depok Beach, which is still very minimal used for the businesses of its local residents. But that is precisely what makes this beach still a must-visit destination because the beaches are still beautiful and suitable for traveling with relatives and family. This beach is also equipped with a LifeGuard from beach security duties so that the safety and comfort of visitors is maintained.
For tourists who like to travel are obliged to visit Depok Beach in Jogja because it has many tourist attractions that can be visited and its culinary offerings are something to be missed.
Several tourist destinations in the Depok Beach area include:
This beach is said to be the sister of Depok Beach. This black sand beach is located next to Depok Beach. Besides being located in one area, this beach is also a tourist icon for the city of Jogja to date.
Apart from Parangtritis Beach, Goa Cemara Beach can also be chosen as a new destination when visiting Jogja. This beach has black sand like Depok and Parangtritis Beach, and what’s even more beautiful is the entrance to this beach area full of trees such as pine trees on either side of the road so that it can be used for beautiful photo spots.
Gumuk Pasir is an area of sand dense adjacent to Goa Cemara Beach. This place is also phenomenal among young people today who are usually used to taking pictures. In this place, visitors usually use it to play sand boarding, where the slides can be rented in this place.
In addition, the sand dune also has several photo spots such as wooden swings and a kind of wooden lifeguard that visitors can use to take pictures above.
Even though it is only an airplane runway, this place is often targeted by visitors to just take pictures or play bicycles. Visitors usually use a wide stretch of asphalt to hunt for silhouettes in this area.
Not only does it provide a treat for the beauty of pristine beaches on Depok Beach and various spots in other tourist destinations in the area, Depok Beach also has a fish market that sells a variety of seafood such as crab, squid, or shrimp. The price offered is somewhat cheaper than buying it in the market.
For one kilo of crab it only costs Rp. 100,000, -, one kilo of squid and shrimp costs Rp. 40,000. Then you can take it to a shop on Depok Beach to process the fish that you have bought before. The advantage of buying fish at the fish market is that you can choose fresh fish yourself. However, if it is not possible to choose and buy fish, it is enough to look for stalls around the beach area because some of them also sell seafood dishes with various spices such as spicy sweet, sweet and sour, and oyster sauce.
Some tourists who come to Depok Beach, besides to find its natural beauty, they also want to hunt for fresh fish, young coconut ice, chili sauce to be spoiled with the roar of the waves in front of their eyes. For those of you who visit Depok Beach and want to spend the night there, you don’t need to worry because the beach area already has a variety of lodging services. However, lodging services located in the beach area are only in the form of mini homestays from residents’ homes. Prices vary, from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands per night with various facilities.
However, if you come with a fairly large number of members, you can choose hotels that can be used as an alternative to stay, such as Greenhost Hotel, The Cube Hotel, and Ki Agung Prestise Hotel. From some of these hotels, you have to travel approximately 30 minutes to get to the beach again. If you want to stay overnight in the beach area with friends, Depok Beach can also be used for camping by setting up tents in the beach area. Of course, it must be in accordance with the local security agreement so that everything can be safe and can still enjoy the beauty of the beach.
If you are visiting Kota Gudeg, don’t forget to take the time to visit Depok Beach in the south of Jogja city. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you can still bring home fun stories and sweet memories.
Have a good vacation!