Gunungkidul region in Yogyakarta is famous for its tourist destinations, such as its many beaches. One of the most famous beaches is Pantai Baron. Pantai Baron is located in Kemadang Village, 20 km from the city of Wonosari. As with any other beaches in Gunungkidul, it offers the charm of beautiful coast surrounded by green hills.
To get to the Baron beach is not that hard. Nowadays, the road is paved and equipped with directions to ensure visitors will not get lost. One thing to look out, the terrain condition is rather difficult to drive, it goes up and down, winding, and the road is not so wide. Extra caution is recommended for it may cause accidents, especially if you have not mastered the terrain.
Baron beach looks so beautiful indeed, it is situated between two green hills making it look more like a bay. On the right shore, there are rivers which meet directly with seawater. It has become an attraction in itself for visitors.
Compared to other beaches in Yogyakarta, Pantai Baron is one ot the most green and natural. On the beach, the tourists are free to play on the sand as long as not crossing the safety line. Keep in mind, Pantai Baron is a part of southern coastal region which famous for its big waves. Thus, it is advised to be more careful.
While swimming and playing on the shore, enjoy also the beautiful coastal scenery while eating the culinary delicacies at the stalls and restaurants not far from the beach. Culinary menu is dominated by seafood.
Baron Beach is famous for its culinary menu, the snapper soup. Eating delicious snapper soup dish accompanied by the wind and waves on the beach is a pleasant experience. A serving of snapper soup is presented complete with iced coconut drink , and the price is friendly on the pocket.
Every year, local fishermen routinely hold sea alms ceremony held in the Shura (in the Javanese calendar). Alms ceremony is done as a form of gratitude for good fortune in the form of marine products received during the last year. Residents living in the area of Gunung Baron are almost all fishermen. You can buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen after the fishing.
Baron Beach address: Kemadang Village, District Tanjungsari, Kab. Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta0