Timang Beach is located in the south of Java, between Sundak and Siung beaches, in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. It is often considered as a virgin beach , because not many tourists come to visit. To reach this place, you still have to go through dirt roads and also pass through some small villages. If you want to visit this beach, it is advisable to use a motorcycle or a 4 wheel drive car, because you have to pass 5 miles off road terrain which is up and down. Timang Beach is quite unique even strange compared to other beaches. In addition to extreme waves and coral , the white sandy beach is also facing some rocks standing in the middle of the sea. A simple cable car is used to cross over to the rocks. Local people built it originally to make it easier to reach the rock, where lobsters of good quality are found. But later it is also used for anyone who wants to catch fish or birds there.
Timang Beach is actually made up of two parts, namely the beach with white sand on the east, and the other is adjacent to a small coral island commonly called batu panjang or long stone or or simply Panjang Island. To cross from the mainland to the island people use the so called "cable car" which is actually only a 200-meter long rope rails, with a hanging chair made of wood. Initially it was just used to catch fish in Panjang island but lately it is often used by travelers to test adrenaline. It is because underneath there are sharp rocks with the pounding of quite big waves. In addition, when you are in the cable car, you would feel as if the southern sea waves can reach your body swaying in a height of 50 meters above sea level. But if you've managed to conquer it, you will feel the satisfaction that cannot be described with words. Indeed, when you ride the cable car, there is no guarantee of your safety. Here there is no life jacket provided neither a special rescue team. It is even far from any medical services.
Another attraction is the beautiful view on the left and right sides of the road to Timang beach. Since the location is rather protruded to the sea you can enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and sunset there. It takes approximately 3hours from Yogyakarta to get to Timang beach. So, if you happen to be of an adventurous spirit, and love to you’re your adrenaline. Timang beach annd Panjang island can be your right choice for a holiday.