Parangtritis Beach is located in the south of Yogyakarta, precisely in the Kretek sub-district, Bantul district, Yogyakarta. According to the beliefs of the Javanese people, the Parangtritis beach has a very close relationship with the magical kingdom of the Queen of the South Coast. the best time for tourists to come here is in the afternoon, the view of the sunset is very beautiful and the panorama of the shoreline is very charming making this beach location is highly recommended if tourists come to Yogyakarta.
If tourists visit Parangtritis beach in the morning or evening, tourists will get the opportunity to see the beach scenery from the cliffs located behind the beach. The name of this cliff is gembirawati, here tourists will also find temple ruins, and local people give the name of this temple is the gembirawati temple. The location of this temple is to the east of the cliff, and the distance from the coastline is only about a few meters. On Parangtritis beach tourists can enjoy the beauty of the beach by going around the beach using ATVs or horse riding available on the beach. Getting around with ATVs or horseback riding is a sensation for tourists who come to Parangtritis Beach. Besides this beach, tourists can also use aeromodelling to enjoy the beach from the sky.
Parangtritis Beach might be the only beach in Indonesia that combines the activities of playing sea water with fresh water, around the coast there are already many artificial swimming pools built for tourists who bring family, this pool is built for safety reasons for children and has a warm water temperature. As it is known, the beach of Parangtritis has very large waves, with sea troughs that form coils, so that when children swim it will be very dangerous.
Around the beach there are many cafes that provide food and drinks that can be enjoyed by tourists, besides that they have built various games and pools of warm water, bathrooms, and lodging with rates according to the facilities provided. Access to Parangtritis beach is quite easy, through the city center to the coast, it has a distance of about 27 km. and transportation to the beach is large and operates until 17:00 in the morning.