People mostly go to Jogjakarta to see temples, such as Prambanan, Sambisari, Borobudur, etc. But do you know? beside of that, close with Jogjakarta there are so many beautiful beaches that still unexplored or wild. Located in Kidul Mountain, which has Wonosari as their capital city. To reach Kidul, you need to rent a car from Jogjakarta city. Average cost for renting a car for 12 hours is Rp. 500.000,- including driver and gasoline. If you are lucky, you can get Rp. 400.000,- for same condition. Car can brings for 5-6 person, so you can share the cost and reduces your budget. Clever!
It takes 2 hours from the city to Kidul Beaches. Along the way, you will see beautiful nature as your scenery. Rice field, wild trees, people’s houses, also people work on their rice field. The streets from city to Kidul is in good condition with up and down track along the way.
Actually, there is lots of beaches. Years ago, the famous beaches to visit is Baron, Krakal, Kukup beaches, then again come the up-coming beach called Indrayanti beach. In fact, you can find good restaurant, hotel, near with Indrayanti, cause everyone go there, mostly with their family and friends. For us today, we wanna go to somewhere that still quite and nature. We decided to go to Ngandong beach at first. Ngandong is located next to Sundak. What we love in Ngandong because there’s still not much tourist (local or foreigners), we only see 1 western family swim on the beach. The atmosphere in Ngandong is very nice and calm. Some people having fun with their loved ones playing with the sea water and sand.
View on Ngandong beach
We took our lunch here, the fish is so fresh and cheap. There’s also place where some locals sell their food, a seafood snacks, fruits such as sarikaya and mangosteen.
I don’t know this name, but it cost around Rp. 60.000,-/4 fishes
Our lunch, so yummy!
If you want to stay here, the restaurant also has a place to stay. You can contact the owner of that place, pak Jiman.
Guest house and the contact of the house’s owner.
If you are lucky and the water becomes low-tide, you can go to the cave not so far from the shore, but my advise is, wear the sandals/surf shoes, because there are so manyyyyy sea urchin. In this beach, the sea urchin doesn’t have sharp and long skin, the colors sometimes purple and look like jelly, cute and pretty but still, it’s poison. Sea urchin usually hide behind the rocks under the water. If you wear sandals, you won’t be afraid to get bite from them. Local usually catch the sea urchin and cook it, I don’t know how, but they said, the taste is so delicious. There’s also lots of water snake, which so disgusting for me.
There are so many rocks in Ngandong beach.
Snakes water, avoid that by wearing the sandals!
Sea Urchins, avoid that by wearing the sandals!
Cave in Ngandong Beach
After few hours in Ngandong beach, we went straight to Wediombo beach. Wediombo means the extensive sands. Wediombo located around 40 km to the southeast of Wonosari city, around 1 hour from Ngandong to Wediombo. The beach has a peninsula and it makes the beach itself looks so huge and private. There’s lots of coral and stones on the beaches, you can’t swim here, but you can enjoy the view.
Wediombo, the un-spoiled beach
Btw, this is also a good place to make your skin looks tan, while you’re reading a book 😉