Kukup Beach in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


Located in Central Java, Yogyakarta Special Region offers various types of tourist allures to everyone. These include unique traditions, culinary, natural attractions, and much more! As for those who look for a nice recreational spot, there is Kukup Beach in Gunung Kidul Regency. The exact location is in Kemadang Village at Tanjungsari Sub-District. In terms of location, it resides near to other beautiful beaches. That means tourists can visit multiple beaches in one day without spending too much time later. This can be done either after or before visiting Kukup.

The Nuance
Once arriving at Kukup Beach, tourists may see stunning sea scenery right away. The shoreline is long and vast, so visitors can enjoy beach walking to their heart’s content. The sand is white and soft-textured. Not to mention it is surrounded by beautiful hills! The most distinct feature is the presence of coral floor located in the south part of the shoreline. During the low tide, therefore, tourists may see lots of small sea creatures and exotic corals clearly. Another noticeable feature is the presence of a coral island located in the east part of the shoreline. The good thing is everyone is able to get to that island easily! Thanks to the available bridge for crossing the sea!

Exploring Kukup Beach
Here is the real question. What tourists can do in Kukup Beach? Beach walking is the most common one. They don’t even need to wear footwear when exploring the shoreline. The texture is soft enough and won’t hurt their feet. However, those who want to explore the coral floor during the low tide must wear footwear. The rough surface of corals is harmful to the feet, after all. In fact, some of them are quite sharp!

As mentioned before, Kukup Beach is also known for its coral island. Tourists only need to approach the east part of the shoreline to find it. Have no worries. Everyone is able to get to the island without hassles. The local government has built a bridge there, after all. Usually, tourists would take selfies and enjoy photography on that bridge. They can even see more beautiful panoramas after arriving at the island.

For the information, there is a viewing post located in Kukup Beach’s coral island. That becomes the best spot for sightseeing and watching an exotic sunset in the afternoon! On the horizon, the view of hills and Baron Beach’s lighthouse can be seen clearly too! Thus, it is recommended to come at the right time and carry a camera when heading to Kukup Beach later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Porok Beach
  • Jumpino Island
  • Bukit Baron Peak

How to Get There
First things come first. Before heading to Kukup Beach, tourists should reach Yogyakarta City and they can get there by any type of transportation services especially an airplane. For those coming from Jakarta City, they must get an airplane from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport. This flight may take about 1 hour and 10 minutes, but it can be longer depending on the weather. After arriving at the destination, tourists should take Nasional III Street and reach the beach directly. The distance is 58.7 km, so this trip would take about 1 hour and 31 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Inessya Resort
  • Nature Beach
  • Green House
  • Baru Beach


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