coastal management,  Uncategorized,  Water tourism

Coastal tourism ; Depok Beach

Depok Beach is located in Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The landscape type of the Beach is marine (coastal). Generally, coastal morphology consists of bays, berms, crest berms, and beach scarp. The coastal region is included in marine deposition with its material in the form of sand called shoreline. The sand in the beach area is black because it is sand carried from Mount Merapi, so the Depok coastal area is an ecological unit with the Merapi mountains. Sand types on shoreline are softer than other beaches because of the effect of the sorting process. The lithology composing the coastal area on Depok Beach is dominated by medium sized sand deposits and well-sorted. These loose deposits are composed of volcanic lytic (andesite and tuff sandstone). The character of the waves on the shoreline is plugged into large waves due to the speed of the wind that blows big. The study states that in August-September, wind speeds range from 3.33-10,094 m / sec with directions that change gradually from N316oE – N340oE. The high wind speed makes Depok beach does not have a delta because one of the conditions for the formation of the delta is the absence of interference due to wave activity.

Each type of landscape will determine the pattern of utilization. Likewise with
Depok. The character of Depok beach which has high waves makes Depok beach can only be enjoyed panoramic views. Among beaches with the same characteristics and adjacent areas, the beach is superior in economic level because it has a Fish Auction Place (TPI) where visitors can buy fresh fish and seafood and can also be processed. This makes the beach more known as a culinary attraction. Visitors can enjoy a meal while being treated to a beautiful beach view. Of course, as a tourist attraction that sells the value of environmental services that are adjusted to the existing potential makes the socio-economically contribute to income both from local residents and residents outside this area. 

In line with the existing potential, it will be offset by the problems that
accompany it. One of them is by increasing demand for sea catches which is not matched by the availability of available resources causing problems. The solution that can be taken is by supplying sea-catch products from other regions which will certainly increase the selling price. The high selling price will have an impact on visitors who come who would prefer to buy in a place closer to the same price.

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