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Glagah Beach, The Most Exotic Beach in Yogyakarta

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Glagah Beach became one of the most famous tourist attraction icons, especially in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. In addition to the waves that characterize the beaches in the south sea, there is also a lagoon that becomes a place for tourists to enjoy various water game rides on this beach.

Not only that, along the shore there is also a tetrapod that serves as a breakwater glagah beach that also provides other scenery that can not be found on other beaches.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Glagah Beach becomes one of the most famous tourism icons not only in Kulon Progo even in Yogyakarta. Visitors are not only from domestic tourists but also from abroad who are amazed by the beauty of Glagah Beach.

Here are some of the beauty of Glagah Beach that can be enjoyed by visitors when on this most exotic beach.

Unique Lagoon

If most lagoons on other beaches have a barrier in the form of sand or rock but different from the lagoon on Glagah Beach. This lagoon is actually formed from the land that forms a basin that when the tide is high then the sea water will enter into the overdraft so that it forms a lagoon.

Over time this basin turns into a vast lake that is different from Glagah Beach because in this lagoon the water tends to be calm like a lake with an increasingly complete view on the edge of the lagoon in the form of shady trees with land overgrown with lush green grass so that it further adds to the beauty of this lagoon.

Because this lagoon is quite large and resembles a lake, finally this place is used as a place to play various kinds of water rides such as;

Playing Canoeing

In this lagoon many visitors who play canoeing around the beautiful lagoon with clear blue water and calm and not choppy so it is safe for children though.


Many visitors also use this lagoon as a place to swim and play water because on the edge of the lagoon the surface is not too deep so anyone can play in this lagoon as much as possible.

Playing Beach Volleyball

Still around the edge of the lagoon, visitors can also play beach volleyball whose courts and nets have been specially provided by the manager. Playing volleyball on the soft sand of the beach will give its own memories.

Flying Fox

For those who like extreme game rides can also try flying fox rides around the lagoon that will test adrenaline passing just above the lagoon, although playing above the height but this vehicle is safe enough to be ridden by anyone because it is supervised directly by a special instructor.

Walking on the Pier

Tetrapods made of concrete that serves as a breakwater also make its existence very interesting, especially visitors can walk around the pier made of concrete that leads directly to the middle of the glagah beach.


In this pier also the visitors who have a hobby of fishing can make it as the most ideal spot to throw bait because the sea fish around the large pier is quite challenging to conquer.

Enjoying the Sunset

Sunset on Glagah Beach is also famous for its beauty, the spread of sunlight that slowly begins to sink on the western horizon will create a romantic atmosphere for anyone who is on this beach in the afternoon.

Stupa Glagah

Around Glagah Beach there is also a historical site called stupa cultural heritage or better known as Glagah Stupa which is thought to have existed since the 6th century AD.

Glagah Stupa is a relic of the Regent of Cangakmengeng who comes from the Duchy of Sios which is also used as a hermitage of the regent’s daughter, Nyi Sekar Kenanga.

In addition, there is also evidence of historical relics in the form of stones that resemble a gong and another stone shaped like a yoni phallus that becomes a symbol of fertility for men and women.

Therefore, this place is also very sacred by residents because it holds a long history including the formation of Glagah Village.

Dragon Orchard

Still around the coastal area of Glagah Beach there is also a dragon fruit plantation known as the Agrotourism Area Kusumo Wanadri developed by Father Paul.

Initially this dragon fruit plantation was just a shrub that Father Paul converted into a plantation by cultivating dragon fruit plants to be famous as it is today and become another tourist option for visitors who come to Glagah Beach.

Here visitors can even learn about dragon fruit cultivation techniques, learn how to harvest dragon fruit to eat fruit that is rich in vitamins and good for health in its place directly or bring it as souvenirs.

Amenities of Glagah Beach

As the most famous tourist attraction in Kulon Progo, the facilities available at Glagah Beach are fairly complete ranging from musala, toilets, rinse rooms to large parking areas.

In addition, there are food stalls that are managed directly by residents at very affordable prices. For visitors who want to spend the night there are also a number of lodgings at relatively cheap rates.

Entrance Rates and Visiting Hours

The entrance rate imposed for visitors who want to enjoy Glagah Beach is (IDR) Rp. 5 thousand per person with a parking fee of (IDR) Rp. 3 thousand for motorcycles and Rp. 10 thousand for cars.
While the visiting hours imposed start from 06.00 am to 18.00 pm every day.

How to Get to Glagah Beach

Glagah Beach is located in Glagah Village, Temon Subdistrict, Kulon Progo regency, Yogyakarta province, Indonesia, or about 15 kilometers from downtown Yogyakarta with a distance that takes about 1 hour drive.


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