Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

WOHKUDU BEACH (Pantai Wohkudu) + CAMPING

WOHKUDU BEACH

– All Details to Know About Wohkudu Beach –Wohkudu_4

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT WOHKUDU BEACH?

THE HIDDEN BEACH & NOT MUCH VISITOR
This beach is not much exposure and quiet tourists, even for local people.

CHEAP
The entry ticket is very cheap.
VILLAGE Retribution = Rp5,000
Sometime you pay for FREE because no officer et all

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view. Quiet and peaceful.
You can hear the sound of the wave, birds and the sound of blowing wind.
You can also ‘camping‘ for stay one night in here to feel this place

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

The Way to Wohkudu Beach

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WHAT IS WOHKUDU?

DESCRIPTION:

Pantai Wohkudu is a beach in Gunung Kidul Regency that has a hidden beauty but not much in the exposure and the visit of the tourists even for local people.

Location westside of Gesing beach is in Wiroso, Nglaos village, sub District Panggang, District Gunung Kidul. If the traveller wants to this beach, from the city center are suggested to be through Imogori – Panggang which will cut travel time to 1 hour.

Wohkudu beach is a small beach that has charming white sand and in the mix with some rocks large and small in Area of beach. It located at small valley between two hills.

Wohkudu Camping Ground

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*) No electricity and no restaurant here. If you want to night stay here, better you bring foods, water, flashlight and tissue.

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Wiroso, Nglaos
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Panggang
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 30 km to south-east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 1 hours depend on traffic.

MAP OF WOHKUDU BEACH:

HOW TO GET TO WOHKUDU BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport over there.
You can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Imogiri.  Then change bus to Panggang. Then, change taxi motor to the beach.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
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)
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)

From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take a bus to Imogiri – Stop at Imogiri market.
Then, take a small bus to Panggang
Then, take a taxi motor to Wohkudu beach.

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

**) Better backpacker rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for good reason cause not much people know the location of this beach. It’s hard to find the place for new visitor. You can ask to people that you met in the street. But, you have take off your helmet and turn off the engine. This is the local manner. Otherwise, it’s not polite.

Pandanus Tree at Wohkudu Beach

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HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRANCE FEE:
FREE
Rp2,000 for motorcycle parking.

*) Today they charge Rp5000 per person as village retribution.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There is  no signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is no cafe or restaurant.

BATHROOM/TOILET:
One Bathroom and toilet, better bring your own tissue

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

**) The waves are relative calm, regular and has good consistency compare to other beaches in Yogyakarta.

Wohkudu Beach Clear Water

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*) There will be natural bathtub, you can soak your body. 😉

**) I really love this beach cause so quiet and the place is hidden between two hills. Just like private beach.

WATCH WOHKUDU BEACH FROM VIDEO:

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