Parangtritis Beach becomes the most mystical beach of all the beaches on the island of Java even in Indonesia. This beach is believed to be the center of the kingdom of Nyi Roro Kidul as the ruler of the South Coast.
Myths related to the existence of Nyi Roro Kidul is even a belief in itself. Together with Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta Palace, Parangtritis Beach became part of an imaginary line that connects the three main powers of Yogyakarta Province that are still believed by the people of Java to this day.
Myth of Prohibition of Wearing Green Clothes
Visitors who travel at Parangtritis Beach are also said to be forbidden to wear green clothes because it is believed to bring bad luck, especially when at Parangtritis Beach.
This ban is actually very reasonable if it is more scientifically associated considering the waters of Parangtritis beach which tend to be green so that it is very difficult for the search process if there are visitors who are hit in the waters of this beach, especially if wearing green clothes.
Actually another explanation about the prohibition not to swim at Parangtritis Beach is because of the existence of the sea trough that is very close to the shore so it is very dangerous if there are visitors who force to swim at Parangtritis Beach.
Parangtritis Beach is known for its backflow spots that pretty much decorate the beachfront. This backflow or current rip is often the cause of beach visitors drifting to the middle of the beach and trapped in the sea trough so that it eventually disappears and is difficult to find.
Therefore, even though only playing water around the beach, visitors also still have to be careful if they encounter spots that are not choppy while in other parts of the beach the beach waves are quite large and rolled around then avoid the place, because the backflow has a character whose surface tends to be calm and not choppy but the current below is quite strong.
The Most Exotic Beaches
Apart from the myths circulating related to the existence of Nyi Roro Kidul on the South Coast, Parangtritis Beach does promise its own beauty. This beach even has the uniqueness of black beach sand that is said to come from the remnants of the eruption of Mount Merapi that was carried up to Parangtritis Beach.
This beach is even considered by tourists both domestic and foreign as the most exotic beach in Java Island whose beauty is second to none, including when the sunset starts before then Parangtritis Beach becomes the most beautiful location to enjoy the sun that begins to set on the western horizon to move to the contest which leaves the rest of the orange color that sparkles brightly.
In addition, various beach activities can also be done at Parangtritis Beach which is one of yogyakarta’s tourism icons.
Many visitors are playing water, especially when the waves begin to pull over to the beach to reach the feet of visitors with the cold water mingling with the warm sand of Parangtritis beach. Running away from the waves of the beach does give its own preoccupation.
Along Parangtritis Beach
Activities along Parangtritis beach is also another way to enjoy this beach, in addition to providing an amazing natural panorama of beach sand that can be the most effective therapeutic way for visitors for health.
Getting Around with Delman
Another way to enjoy the beauty of Parangtritis Beach is to rent a delman and walk down the beach from the end of the beach which contains a special cliff that is famous for various aerospace sports activities, namely Bukit Paralang which can watch athletes fly paragliding and fly low around Parangtritis Beach.
For those who want to feel the sensation of horseback riding around Parangtritis beach can use horse rental services at a cheap price and enjoy the beauty of the beach while riding a tame horse that will take you around this beach.
Another game ride in the form of an ATV that can walk on the sand of the beach will give its own pleasure riding an ATV to surround Parangtritis beach while enjoying the cool beach air.
Bathing in Parangwedang
Do not be sad even though you can not swim at Parangtritis Beach, the manager also provides a Parangwedang bathing pool that is not only refreshing but also efficacious to treat various skin diseases because Parangwedang pool water contains sulfur that is good for the skin.
The wind at Parangtritis Beach is known to have strong winds so it becomes the most ideal spot for kite play. Around the beach many kite sellers at low prices for visitors who want to try the sensation of pulling kites with strong winds.
Amenities of Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis Beach attractions are known for their complete facilities ranging from musala, toilets, rinse rooms, large parking areas, food stalls to diverse lodgings for visitors.
Entrance Rates and Visiting Hours
The manager charges an entrance rate of (IDR) Rp. 10,000 per person, this fee does not include parking rates set at Rp. 5 thousand for motorcycles and (IDR) Rp. 10,000 for cars and (IDR) Rp. 20,000 for buses.
While the visiting hours are valid from 06.00 AM to 22.00 PM every day.
How to Get Parangtritis Beach
Parangtritis Beach is located in Parangtritis Village, Kretek Subdistrict, Bantul Regency or about 27 kilometers from downtown Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia.