Of the dozens of beaches scattered in the coastal area of Gununkidul, Jogan beach occupies a special position because it has a unique waterfall that fell directly from the top of the cliff to Jogan’s sea lips.
Jogan Beach is a giver of freshness, like an oasis in the vast expanse of white sand beaches Gunungkidul. Also like the garnishes on the plate were too dear to miss. The right beach for those who want to feel the sensation is different from the southern coastal paradise of Jogja. The height of this waterfall is about 10 m with the source of water coming from the karst hills to the north. During this time many tourists who do not know the location of this beach is actually located just west of Siung beach.
Jogan Beach is located in Purwodadi Village, Tepus Subdistrict, Gunungkidul Regency. The distance is quite far from Yogya City, and can be reached either by motorcycle or car in the journey about 2 hours. From Wonosari City, look for the road to Tepus and Siung Beach. The guide to this area is available quite well. Location Jogan Beach is located next to Siung Beach, because it’s a guide for both of them the same way.
Both have the same beauty, but each has advantages. Jogan Beach is known for a small waterfall that falls directly to the beach. The rush of water floating in the wind like a curtain of freshness in the middle of the heat of the beach. The typical white coral reef in Gunungkidul forms the backdrop of this small waterfall, and adds to the almost impossible beauty found in other areas.
Jogan Beach can be visited by driving from Jogja City to Tepus, Gunungkidul. In the Tepus region itself there are many beaches, and therefore a visit to Jogan should be part of a visit to the other beaches around it.
Jogan Beach and Siung Beach are managed together so that the tickets for both are made into one, amounting to Rp 3,000. From the ticket payment post, we still have to drive a few hundred meters on a small street. Then there is a signpost on the right side of the road that leads us to Jogan Beach. Although small, the road is quite flat and comfortable because it is made of cast cement. But because of its small size, do not forget to hope that no other car from the opposite direction, because it can take time and energy to set who should walk first.
The struggle has not stopped there. Once arrived in the area of Jogan Beach, we still have to go down the ladder to the edge of the beach. There is a wooden handle that can be used to avoid falling. However, from here we have started to see the beauty of Jogan Beach and the waterfall that makes it more charming. Do not worry, all the struggle to this location will be paid off by the beauty that we can enjoy here. Not just a trip, visiting Jogan Beach is an adventure.
To be able to enjoy the pouring waterfall you have to go down by passing derivatives slippery and wet, fortunately there are wood to hold and sustain the body. You must be extra careful because the path is quite steep. After that you will pass a little challenge that is through the coral inhabited by thousands of transparent baby crabs measuring about 5 mm. The surrounding residents are already alkaline take the baby crab tersebt to be cooked to be warm rice friends.
After getting to the bottom, you can enjoy the waterfall’s hospitality with a splash of water and splash like a curtain made of refreshing cool water. The fresh water in the hills karst make you seem to believe that in Gunungkidul where there is a lot of aridity that actually has a lot of water sources hidden in the bowels of the earth.
Jogan Beach is located in Purwodadi Village, Tepus Subdistrict, Gunungkidul Regency of Yogyakarta Special Region.
Ticket price for entrance to this Jogan beach tourism is Rp.3.000, – per person and includes ticket to Siung beach. Rada vehicle parking fee of Rp.2.000, –
The facilities available here are still minimal, we can only find a parking lot that is not so wide, and some food and beverage stalls.