Indonesia is indeed a very rich tropical country. From west to east, Indonesia has many coastlines. Besides that, its natural beauty deserves to be explored further. Some cities have become tourist cities. After the islands of Bali and Lombok, there are also tourist cities in Java that are no less interesting, such as Malang, Batu, and also Yogyakarta.
Talking about Yogyakarta means talking about cultural tourism. However, it turns out that Yogyakarta never runs out of interesting natural attractions. One of them is the beach. This tourist city is indeed located in the south coast area. So that there is a lot of potential for coastal tourism around Yogyakarta that can be developed further.
If you plan to go to Yogyakarta and enjoy the beautiful charm of its beaches, just come to this unique Jogan Beach. There you will get a rare phenomenon, namely the existence of a waterfall that directly empties into the ocean. The following explanations might help.
Location and Access
This beach is located in Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta. The location of this beach is close to Siung Beach, Yogyakarta, which was popular first. Tourists who want to visit this beach can follow the Siung Beach route.
To reach the beach, tourists must travel by vehicle approximately 2 hours from downtown Yogyakarta. The distance is about 70 km from Yogyakarta. The journey will pass through a winding paved highway because you have to go through karst hills first.
The route that can be taken is to follow the main route to the south of Yogyakarta. Tourists can drive to get to the Mulo T-junction. From there, take the route to Siung Beach which is about 40 km away. Tourists must follow the highway to get to the Siung Beach Retribution Post.
For more details, follow the following routes.
The route from Solo can be started with a trip to Praci and continued to Baran. From Baran continue the journey to the T-junction before Grancah Market, take a right turn. The journey will continue to Jetipu Market until the Winangun T-junction. From there, take a left to find the order post.
The route from Yogyakarta can be taken by going to the Wonosari area. Head to Jalan Baron, and take the direction of Tepus. Continue the journey to Purwodadi – Winangun, then look for the retribution post in question.
After arriving at the Siung Beach Retribution Post, the trip to Jogan Beach is close, because it is only 400 meters away. There is a signboard made of wood to show the direction to the beach. From there, the asphalt road turns into a macadam trail.
During the journey on the road, there is a small river that spoils the eyes. This river is the seed of a phenomenal waterfall in Jogan. During the rainy season, the river discharge is greater and the scenery on the beach will be more exotic. On the other hand, during the dry season, the river will flow a little so that the waterfall in the river will not run as smoothly during the rainy season.
The specialty of Jogan Beach
This beach is a type of beach with high cliffs, the bottom of which is directly facing the open sea. Most beaches in Gunung Kidul are cliff-type.
The uniqueness of this beach is that there is a 12 meter high waterfall that pours directly into the ocean. The waterfall provides an exotic view that is rarely found on other beaches in Yogyakarta.
The name of the waterfall is Tepus Waterfall. This waterfall immediately falls towards the sea and joins the ocean waves. The scenery is very natural and has a beautiful harmonization. This is where the salty seawater meets fresh river water.
Tourists can also enjoy the splash of the waterfall. But of course they have to go down first. There are two ways to go down to the bottom of the waterfall, the first is by using the canyoning technique. And the second is the waterfall rappeling technique. If you don’t dare, tourists can also go down the stairs made by local residents made of wood and bamboo. However, it is better to wait for the sea to recede a little to be safer.
Another specialty of this beach is the habitat of thousands of baby crabs whose size is only 5 millimeters. The color is also transparent. This phenomenon is also rarely found in other locations. Most local residents around the beach use the crab to eat.
Besides crabs, if you are lucky, tourists can also find hordes of butterflies around the dry rocks of the Jogan cliff. In addition, the view from the top of the cliff is also very beautiful. This beach is the coast of the Indian Ocean, so the waves are very big. The sound of the waves can be soothing.
Because it is classified as an unspoiled beach and has not been fully processed by the government, this beach does not have many tourist facilities. There is only a parking space that is not so wide. There are also several food and beverage stalls.
While the ticket price to enter the beach is only Rp. 3,000 per head. This ticket can also be used to enter Siung Beach at once. As for parking, tourists are only charged a price of Rp. 2,000.
If you are interested in traveling to a beach that has this exotic waterfall, the following tips might help.
- Travel during the rainy season or when the river has a lot of discharge. River water discharge will affect the view obtained on the shoreline. If there is a lot of water discharge, the waterfall will be more exotic.
- Bring a change of clothes. Even if you don’t intend to go downstairs, a change of clothes is still needed. A change of clothes is needed just in case a big wave comes and crashes on the rocks. Splashes of sea water will wet the edge of the beach.
- Bring supplies. Because the facilities on the beach are not too many, of course supplies in the form of snacks or drinking water will help facilitate the trip.
- Prepare for a strong physique and some small exercises if you want to go down the cliff at Jogan waterfall with canyoning techniques. Good luck.
That is the beauty of Jogan Beach which has a unique waterfall. If you want to vacation in Yogyakarta, it’s a good idea to also visit this beach. Happy Holidays.