Parangtritis is a village in Yogyakarta Special Region, Central Java. It is known for its beaches.
Parangtritis is sometimes said to be a place to meet the legendary Nyai Loro Kidul (also known as Ratu Kidul) or 'Queen of the South'. Local folklore warns visitors not to wear green clothes or the queen is likely to try to entice the wearer into the ocean to drown.
Parangtritis is located 30 km (19 mi) south of Yogyakarta.
- 1 Parangtritis Beach (Pantai Parangtritis). Quite large crowds of mainly local tourists visit Parangtritis over weekends and at holidays. Larger tourist buses as well as various types of cheaper minibuses ply the route to the beach from Yogyakarta. There are local tourist facilities at Parangtritis including parking arrangements, modest hotels which provide visitors with places to change and shower, and small restaurants. Often small ponies or horse-drawn carts can be hired for rides along the beach. The beach is not really a good swimming beach. Drownings are unfortunately not uncommon at Parangtritis because channels, strong rips and sizable waves often occur off the beach.
- 2 Parangkusumo Beach (Pantai Parangkusumo). Every year, the Yogyakarta Sultanate conducts the Labuhan ceremony at this beach, on the anniversary of the sultan's ascension to the throne.