Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

KRAKAL BEACH (Pantai Krakal) + SURFING

KRAKAL BEACH

– All Details to Know About Krakal Beach –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT KRAKAL BEACH?

THE RECOMMENDED BEACH FOR SURFING IN YOGYA
This beach is recommended for surfing in Yogyakarta.
In fact, Rip Curl ever had Grom Search in this beach.
International surfer also recommend this beach also.

CHEAP
The entry ticket are very cheap.
GOVERNMENT Retribution = Rp10,000

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view. Quiet and peaceful.
You also can hear the sound of the wave, birds and the sound of blowing wind.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as,  INDRAYANTI BEACH, DRINI BEACH, KUKUP BEACH and BARON BEACH etc. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively to visit these place.

Krakal beach West side view:

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WHAT IS KRAKAL?

DESCRIPTION:

Krakal Coastline is one of the most gorgeous coastline among coastlines in Java. Krakal Beach has soft texture as well as white sand covering along 5 kilometers away. The coastline obtains sunshine from very early in the early morning till the evening much of the years. The sea wind also strikes softly with the big wave. In the future, the coastline will be developed for visitors town as well as resort, particularly immigrants.

Traveling to this beach will go through small hills with big rocks. This is a personality of karst location which is managed by the regional people. Based on some geological researches, thousands of years ago, Krakal location was the basement of the ocean. By the natural lifting procedure, the basement was obtaining greater and looked like a high land. The stones were previous properties of the rocks animal during that time.

WHERE IS KRAKAL BEACH LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Ngestiharjo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Tanjungsari
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 50 km to east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 2 hours depend on traffic.

MAP OF KRAKAL BEACH:

HOW TO GET TO KRAKAL BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport over there. First, You can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Wonosari city. Then, you change to small bus from Wonosari bus station to Baron beach. Then, you can use Taxi motor to the beach about 6 km from Baron beach. Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for cheap reason.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a small bus to Baron beach – Stop at Baron beach.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Krakal beach.
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a small bus to Baron beach – Stop at Baron beach.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Krakal beach.
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a small bus to Baron beach – Stop at Baron beach.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Krakal beach.
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a small bus to Baron beach – Stop at Baron beach.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Krakal beach.

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

**) It’s tiring and waste your time cause you have to change to other public transport again and again. Better you rent a scooter and use google maps as navigations.

If you need transport, you can contact me.
My old brother is a driver, he drive so gently and can speak english very well.
All in package (car, driver & gasoline) to Krakal beach and any other destination/sights = Rp550.000. Maximum 5 persons for one car per 12 hours.
Here my number: +6281 2277 0029 (Whatsapp)

In action:

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HOW MUCH IS KRAKAL BEACH ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR10,000/person

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are  weak signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some simple cafe.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

BATHROOM/TOILET:
Some Bathroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

*) If you like quiet sensation, better you do not visit on weekend.

**) Surfing in the summer (dry season), the waves a bit bumpy, broken and so big. A litle bit difficult to surf on it. The best wave are on December, January and February. The wave are regular and has good consistency.

Rip Curl GROM SEARCH:

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*) My last visit on July 2019 i found Krakal beach become dirty and dusty. I don’t recommend you to visit Krakal beach.

**) There is no surfboard rental in Krakal beach. You need to bring your surfboard.

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SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR KRAKAL BEACH:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Krakal beach:

1. Drini beach + fisherman harbor.
2. Sadranan beach (snorkeling).
3. Indrayanti beach.
4. Baron fisherman harbor.
5. Kukup beach.
6. Watu Kodok beach.

10 DESTINATION THAT MOST VISITED BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER IN YOGYAKARTA AND AROUND:

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4. Ramayana ballet
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7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
9. Ratu Boko temple
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5 thoughts on “KRAKAL BEACH (Pantai Krakal) + SURFING

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      I have to check it on the site.
      I will inform you and update the information.

      There is no surfing lesson at Krakal beach.
      But, you can walk to Sadranan beach.
      It’s in the east of Krakal beach.
      If you found small island,
      it mean you already arrive on Sadranan beach.
      They renting surfing board and snorkeling tools.
      Have a nice surfing!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      I think there is no surfboard rental in Baron beach.
      Baron beach is about 8 km west of Krakal beach.
      It’s a center of fisherman selling the fishes and seafood restaurant.
      Also the beach is between of two hills/rocks.
      So, it’s very dangerous if you surfing over there,
      because you may crash the rocks.

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