Drini Beach in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


For those visiting Yogyakarta Special Region Province, they are likely to visit some historical places and witness various traditions there. However, the region is also known for its beautiful beaches and most of them are located in Gunung Kidul Regency. Here is the reference. The name is Drini Beach and it belongs to Tanjungsari Sub-District. To be exact, it resides in the east part of Sepanjang and Baron Beach. Plus, it is located near to other famous beaches like Sundak, Krakal, and Kukup. The question is what makes the beach different than others.

The Nuance
It is true that Drini Beach is located in the same lane to other beaches mentioned above. No wonder, the nuance is a little bit similar. The panorama is beautiful and the environment is unspoiled. The most noticeable feature is the presence of a small island that resides near the shoreline! It becomes the best object for photography and tourists can even reach it easily. What is more? The beach features green hills and white sandy shoreline. Not to mention the shore comes with small waves and shallow depth. The next important feature is the formation of some gazebos on the shoreline. Several fisherman boats are also seen on the site!

Exploring Drini Beach
Many tourists may wonder what they can do in Drini Beach. Well, the first common thing to do is photography. As mentioned above, tourists must not miss taking photos of a small island there. The location is on the sea, but it is quite near to the shoreline. From afar, the island looks like a tall hill. The locals call it Drini Island, actually. Here is the fact. Tourists can even reach it by foot, especially during the low tide. As an alternative, they should ride a boat to reach the island during the high tide.

An island exploration becomes the prime reason why many tourists visit Drini Beach. Still, people can enjoy other things too! For instance, they only need to reach the eastern part of the shoreline where a hill resides. After getting on top of the hill, they can enjoy sightseeing and photography to their heart’s content. As an alternative, they should reach the south part of the hill where coral cliffs are located! At that location, sightseeing and relaxation are the two best things to do.

What is next? In the west part of the beach, tourists may find some parked boats. Some fishermen are also seen there. For the best experience, it is recommended to visit a nearby fisherman village! Later, tourists can simply reach the shore and get in the water either for swimming or snorkeling. The small waves are safe enough for swimming, after all. For those who can’t swim, it is recommended to relax and enjoy the nuance at available gazebos.

Nearby Attractions

  • Watu Kodok Beach
  • Drini Island
  • Kosakora Peak
  • Nglolang Beach

How to Get There
The first destination is Yogyakarta City and tourists should take an airplane to get there. From Jakarta City, for instance, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Adisucipto Airport would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once tourists arrive at Yogyakarta, their next destination would be Tanjungsari Sub-District where the beach is located. The distance is 61.5 km, so this trip may take around 1 hour and 37 hours. As for the best route, it is none other than Nasional III Street.

Where to Stay

  • Kalpilon Indah Cottage
  • Winahyu Resort


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