Canggu Beach Overview

One of the most hip locations in Bali, Canggu has secured its popularity among partygoers, beachlovers and adventurers alike. Explore the Canggu beach which is a designated word used for a series of beaches on your much-awaited trip to Bali. Although the rough waters off the coast make it unfit for swimming, the beach gathers surfers from across the country.

Over the past decade, Canggu Beach has secured its position as one of the trendiest places to visit in Bali. In reality, Canggu Beach is not a single beach, but a series of small beaches spread along the Canggu Coast. Batu Bolong, Berawa, Nelayan and Echo Beach are the few designated beach spots in Canggu that you can explore while travelling with our Bali packages from India. The lively stretch of black sand has plenty to offer in terms of beauty, beach sports and entertainment. 

The water off the Canggu coast tends to be rough, making it unsuitable for swimming. However, the swells and barrels here make it ideal for surfing. Echo Beach is the most popular location in Canggu for surfing, although kitesurfers are known to frequent Nelayan as well. In terms of entertainment, some beaches are more developed than the other; while Echo, Batu Bolong and Berawa Beach have plenty of beachside clubs and restaurants, while Nelayan Beach has more of a rustic, village-like charm.

A fascinating temple, as well as a tiny strip of eateries and surf shops, can be found at the southern end. There's a lively beach scene here, with plenty of families sitting out, surfers taking a break, and visitors trying their hand at beach sports. All day, delicious cuisine, high-quality coffee, and icy beverages are offered, and at night, barbecues are fired up for sunset, and a spacious terrace facing the beach fills with a happy and surfer crowd. Occasionally, there are some live music performances along the beachfront as well.

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• Surf through the mighty barrels and swells off the Canggu Coast, or sign up for a surfing lesson at any of the rentals.
• Witness a magical sunset from the beachfront, whether from any of the beachside clubs, or atop the cliffs that surround it.
• Watch the beaches light up post sunset, as the trendiest clubs come alive for the night.
• Catch a live performance of a live band, getting a taste of the local music scene in Bali.
• Enjoy a meal with views to the beach at any of the beachfront restaurants that line the Canggu coastline.

How To Reach

The only way to reach Canggu Beach would be to hire a car or rent a scooter. Canggu Beach is 18 kilometres from Denpasar and can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport. It will only take you 20 minutes to get there by car from Kuta Beach.

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Best Time To Visit

If you're keen on avoiding crowds, the best time to visit the Canggu would be during the earliest hours of the morning. However, sunsets in Canggu are known to be magical, so those desiring to experience it should arrive post 4pm.

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Other Essential Information

Things to keep in mind while visiting Canggu Beach:

  • The waves off the Canggu coast can tend to have great barrels, and are best suited for intermediate to experienced surfers; those lacking expertise should seek the aid of a trainer.
  • A lot of the Canggu beaches, Nelayan especially, do not have parasols or chaises, so visitors should carry their own mats and umbrellas.
  • Renting sunbeds on the Canggu beaches cost around IDR 50,000 per person, so make sure to keep adequate cash in hand.
  • The rough sea in Canggu makes it unfit for swimming, so keep in mind to not wade too far into the waters.

Places to eat at Canggu Beach:

  • Gypsy Kitchen & Bar: Gypsy Kitchen & Bar is a sleek and contemporary location just steps from Echo Beach, serving some of the best food as well as exceptionally fresh cocktail happy hours. Before turning it into a Gypsy masterpiece, the kitchen crew is devoted to procuring fresh, local product directly from the individuals who raise or fish it.
  • The Lawn: The Lawn is the epitome of seaside grazing, with front-row seats to Batu Bolong's world-famous surf, a glittering infinity pool pushing the black sands, and throngs of gorgeous people relaxing beneath bohemian umbrellas.The meal at this beach club is all about gourmet snacking, and it's washed down with a fashionable variety of infused drinks.
  • Ji Terrace By The Sea: Ji Terrace By The Sea has it all when it comes to drinking, dining, and sunset gazing in Canggu. Asian-fusion meals, boho-chic ambiance, and the best of killer beach views all are here. This airy and lovely rooftop location is packed with cultural flourishes and vibrant aesthetic touches.

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 The turbulent sea off the Canggu coast, albeit unfit for swimming, makes it the perfect spot for surfing sports. Apart from the traditional form of surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing is practiced here as well. Rentals across the Canggu stretch, lease out surf equipment on an hourly basis, and there are a few training schools as well.

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A casual family spot in the morning, Canggu Beach assumes a new look at night. As the sun sets, the clubs by the beachfront come to life with a motley of lights, music and dance. Some of the best nightlife spots on the Canggu coast include Finn’s Beach Club, The Lawn, and Old Man’s Beach Grill and Bar.

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Beachside Dining:

Beachside Dining:

Dining at Canggu is an eclectic combination of fine dining and views to the sea. The beach has plenty of options to choose from, ranging from local warungs selling traditional rice meals to five star beach clubs and restaurants.

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Canggu Beach FAQs

What are the water sports available at Canggu Beach?

Owing to the strong currents off Canggu Beach, surfing sports are the only sports available here. Apart from traditional surfing, certain spots are also suitable for windsurfing and kite surfing.

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Are there any eateries in Canggu Beach?

Yes, there are plenty of dining options across Canggu Beach. One will even come across a few local food stalls in the less developed areas of the beach.

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Are there any timings for the Canggu Beach?

No, there are no timings for entry to the Canggu Beach.

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