Pantai Pok Tunggal is one of the most beautiful beaches known in Gunungkidul. It has a stunning panorama compared to other beaches in Gunungkidul such as Pantai Indrayanti, Pantai Baron and Pantai Jogan.
The charm of dozen of beach in Gunungkidul region seems like the hidden paradise behind the clusters of limestone hills. If Pantai Jogan is known with its waterfall, the icon of Pantai Pok Tunggal is a unique Duras tree standing right on the sea side. The trip from the center of Jogja is quite thrilling, especially after passing the town of Wonosari. In the last 2 km towards the location, the street is quite difficult, narrow, twisty and rather steep. Occasionaly your adrenaline will be stimulated when passing the street with sharp corners with a large boulder just above the head. It’s indeed a very natural landscape.
It could be a long trip, but know that the fatigue and tiredness will be completely paid off when you see the beauty of landscape of Pantai Pok Tunggal. The extent of white sand that occasionally get swept by the crashing blue waves is an efficacious antidote to the long tiring trip. The tirednes will be instantly calmed by the joy and beauty of panoramic landscape.
Right by the beach stands a Duras tree which later become the icon of Pantai Pok Tunggal. This only tree supposedly inspired the naming of this beach into Pok Tunggal which means “Single tree”. Duras tree is believed to be very difficult to grow, therefore, when the tree grow fast, it becomes a symbol of prosperity for the locals. So you shouldn’t try to climb the tree as there would be a harsh reprimand from the locals.
Among the cliffs surrounding the beach, you can find a variety of wild animals living there. Groups of monkeys are occasionally seen jumping between the cliffs on the east coast. The cliffs standing up to 50 meters actually have the potential to be developed into an area of rock climbing.
Sunset is the moment most sought after among travel lovers. Many people wait for the sunset on Pantai Pok tunggal. The moment of joy is something not to be missed
Pantai Pok tunggal is a true attraction, that can be better developed. Some things to be improved such as the addition of lighting, lodging, or restaurant. The beach is located between Pantai Indrayanti and Pantai Siung which is the row of beach tourism in Gunungkidul which offers an abundance of charm for anyone who visit it.
Pantai Pok tunggal is located in the district of Gunung Tepus. You will need to take a trip for about 2.5 hours from the city center to be able to arrive at the location.0