Gunung Kidul is region along southern coast Java Island in Yogyakarta. It has many stunning beaches with iconic spot. Pok Tunggal beach is one of the spots. This beach is popular among visitors, and the tree is the reason why they wanted to enjoy the place. But there are more than just the tree that we can find in this place. It has other attractiveness as some beautiful beaches in Gunungkidul have.

Yogyakarta is indeed a popular holiday destination in Indonesia. It has many kinds of tourism theme and many interesting spots to visit. There are cultural tourism, nature tourism, village tourist destination, fruit garden tourist village, play park, historical tourist place and etc. Beach in Yogyakarta is favourite holiday spot to visit.

Pok Tunggal is an iconic spot among visitors, divers and campers. The place can provide some attractive spots for visitors to enjoy. It’s not only the view, but including natural spots like hills, trees and area. But the most iconic one is a tree which everyone will wait in line to take a photo. Here are some of the information about this place for you which can be used as guidelines.

Pok Tunggal Beach
Twilight at Pok Tunggal beach. Resource IG @madsoeharjo

Pok Tunggal Beach

Although secluded behind the hill, this tourist location is never empty of visitors both weekends and long holidays. There are lots of activities you can do when visiting this place. Ranging from light activities such as swimming, sunbathing, taking pictures, diving, snorkeling to extreme activities such as rock climbing.

The name Pok is based on a tree which is the only tree we can find on the beach. This tree is treated by locals to be an icon of the place. Pok as the name of the tree and tunggal mean the only one. So, Pok Tunggal is beach’s name as the tree is an icon for the beach. However, the tree is not the only attraction of the place.

The beach is surrounded by hills. It has bright color on the side as it is a karst landscape ground. What more interesting, there is a river which flows under the hills. The water separate between sea and river, which is salt and tasteless. This is a unique phenomenon that is rarely find anywhere.

Although secluded behind the hill, this tourist location is never empty of visitors both weekends and long holidays. There are lots of activities you can do when visiting this place. From light activities such as swimming, sunbathing, taking pictures, diving, snorkeling to extreme activities such as rock climbing.

The beach is stunning for photo background. There are hills, sand spot or you can take a photo from above the hills so that the beach landscape as a background. Many visitors wait until sunrise or sunset to capture the beautiful background. For people who want to capture sunrises moment, there is a camping ground for staying at night.

For any visitors who love rock climbing, diving and snorkeling, this is the place to be. However, the place doesn’t have any watcher, so visitors have to take care of themselves. So far, it’s relatively safe as it doesn’t have big waves.

Location

Geographically, Pok Tunggal beach is in the village of Tepus, Tepus sub-district, Gunung Kidul Regency. Its existence is also located in the middle of two other beaches namely Pulang Syawal or Indrayanti Beach and Siung.

To get to this tourist location, it is recommended to use a four-wheeled vehicle (Car, Bus, etc.). Because, from the city of Yogyakarta, the location of the beach is relatively far to drive motorcycles. The travel distance is quite long, which is around 80 km or within 2 hours. It is not recommended to travel when it rains. When the weekend will be crowded by visitors.

From the city of Yogyakarta then head south, via Jalan Wonosari. The journey continues until meeting with Tepus and paying a levy at the Beach entry counter. Usually, this entrance leads to several tourist spots. For Pok Tunggal Beach after the entrance, proceed to the left. You will be more comfortable if you use a tour service, Yogyakarta tours are ready to serve you to take you to this beach

Enter The Beach

The manager of this beach sells entrance tickets to visitors with a price range of IDR 3.000 for motorcycles, IDR 5.000 for cars and IDR 10.000 for minibuses. Furthermore, for those of you who intend to do camping activities at this location, an additional fee will be charged. The cost of renting a camping area that you must pay is IDR 5.000 to IDR 10.000 for each tent per night.

Pok Tunggal Beach
Beautiful Pok Tunggal Beach. Source @pantai_poktunggal

Facilities

Public facilities is the most important thing when visiting tourist attractions. This beach already has a variety of public facilities that are very adequate and qualified for the various needs of all visitors so that visitors will feel very comfortable and happy when playing on this beach. There are toilets, rest areas, rubbish bins, prayer rooms and so on that makes it easy for you to fulfill a need.