Sadeng Beach in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region
Visiting Yogyakarta Special Region would be a new experience for most people. Some of them are into the local culture while others want to try delicious local foods. What is more? Tourists are also interested to visit it for an adventure in nature. In this case, Gunung Kidul Regency would be a recommended place for natural exploration. It is because the region holds many beautiful beaches to visit. As for the reference, there is Sadeng Beach in Girisubo Sub-District. The exact location is in Songbayu Village, actually. Aside from the beauty, the beach is also known for its interesting history. Thus, many people keep coming to the site either during regular days or holidays.
In terms of nuance, Sadeng Beach is considered peaceful or quiet. It is because the beach is located in a secluded area and covered by a tall green hill. The shoreline is short and it comes with a white light brown sandy landscape. At both sides of the shoreline, many rocks reside where tourists often sit for relaxation. As for the waves, they are considered small and safe for swimming. Thanks to the cliff that keeps big waves from coming near the beach.
Exploring Sadeng Beach
Once arriving at Sadeng Beach, the first thing to notice is a pair of limestone hill with its small valley. In the past, it was the part of Bengawan Solo Ancient River in fact. These days, though, that spot has become a fertile farm to cultivate some crops. As for tourists, they should take advantage of that beautiful landscape for either sightseeing or photography. After that, they can reach the eastern part of the beach where a fishing port resides.
Even though Sadeng Beach is located in a secluded area, the ambiance becomes merrier when local fishermen or villagers come to the beach. Thanks to the presence of PPI or Pangkalan Pendaratan Ikan / fishing port. No wonder, tourists may see several boats and traditional buildings where the locals sell their fishes. This explains why many tourists would carry enough cash to buy fresh fishes during the visit.
What is more? Sadeng Beach is known for its wonderful landscape. For example, tourists should reach the east part of the shoreline where sand dunes are located. Even a lighthouse resides in that area. For those coming with a local guide, in this case, they are able to get further information regarding the history of the site. For example, it is related to the history of Bengawan Solo Ancient River, which once disembogued in Sadeng Beach!
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How to Get There
The first destination is indeed Yogyakarta City and the best way to get there is by airplane. For those coming from Jakarta City, in this case, their flight would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. They can simply take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport. Later, after arriving at Yogyakarta, tourists must take Nasional III Street and head Sadeng Beach right away. This trip takes approximately 1 hour and 59 minutes, as the distance is 80.1 km.
Where to Stay
- Rock Garden Homestay