What once used to be a small, quaint and relatively unknown fishing village has now grown into a thriving tourist destination and international port catering to over 50 cruise ships that dock at the Benoa Cruise International Terminal. It is one of the most happening Uluwatu beaches, with temples, clubs, resorts, and villas lining the gorgeous beaches.
The beach is 25 kilometres away from Bali International Airport and is a short 30-minute drive away via metred taxis. If you are in Nusa Dua, which is one of the more popular destinations in Bali, then you can reach Tanjung Benoa easily as it is merely 4kms away.
Location: South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
How to reach: The beach is easily accessible by local transport or Taximeters. One needs to go to Jalan Tanjung Rhu Road and then follow the diversion route which takes them to the beach.
Activity: Enjoy a plethora of adventure sports at the beach, Enjoy it is lit nightlife at places like Atlichnaya Bar and Spa, Take a stroll down the beach after your dinner
Padang Padang Beach
Then get greeted by the edged beach with fine, white sand, azure waters, and a faraway horizon. There are board rentals here rendered by the locals if you don’t have your own but would like to try. The shore is great for family fun and leisure, and there are local food stalls serving light meals and refreshments.
Location: Located at a distance of almost 44 km from Denpasar city
How to Reach: The beach is located at Labuan Sait in Pecatu village and can be easily reached by any local transport.
Activities: Surfing is the main activity on this beach, right from families to advanced surfers this beach provides a haven for all. The waves closer to the shore are ideal for families and the ones farther off near the rocks are for advanced surfers only.
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|Pandawa Beach, locally known as ‘Pantai Pandawa’, is located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. Hidden behind the carved limestone mountains the beach exhibits stunning views to the great Indian Ocean. Beyond its striking natural sea spectacle of white sand and blue sky, Pandawa Beach is also famously known for its extraordinary terrain and manmade limestone features that toil as a one-of-a-kind. |
The beach also boasts deeply carved arcs installed with huge statues. They each represent the heroic characters of the epic Mahabharata, known as Pandawa Lima or the ‘five Pandawas’, hence the name of the beach.
Location: Regency, Badung; District, South Kuta; Province, Bali; Country, Indonesia
How to Reach: The one-kilometre coastal stretch is located in the village of Kutuh and can be reached by any local transport.
Activity: Explore untouched corners of the beach, fishing, surfing, soothing massages, beach walk.
The best time to visit is during low tide, which exposes more spaces and accessible sandy trails. Be sure to watch the tides, as currents can be powerful, and waves can smash through cave openings, sometimes posing a hazard. Suluban Beach is also not prescribed for young children.
Location: Jalan Mamo, Uluwatu
How to Reach: The beach lies at the end of Jalan Mamo in the coastal area of Labuan Sait and can be easily accessed by hotel shuttle, taxi or motorbike.
Activity: Take a walk across the beach and explore its natural surroundings Indulge in activities like diving and surfing
Non-surfers can simply experience the surrounding views and the coastline, with shaded beach beds available for rent, or you can simply relax under the sun, and bury yourself in the soft sand. At low tide, the reef close to the limestone cliffs reveals exotic seaweed covered rock formations and pools, offering even more dramatic sunset angles. Great budget accommodations are also available around Balangan Beach.
Location: Located at a distance of almost 25 km from Denpasar city
How to Reach: You can preferably the beach by taxi, or ask your hotel concierge for available shuttle services.
Activities: There’s not much you can do, you can take a relaxing dip in the water, pond watching, shell collecting. It’s far from the tourist hustle and bustle and is the perfect place to engage in a little “me” time.
Binging Beach is another stunning beach that you should not miss if you are in Uluwatu. It is known for its coral reefs and natural rocks that have formed over time. It is a great place to relax with your loved ones as there are several villas and resorts right on the water. The white sand beaches and the foamy water also makes for stunning vacation photos.
To get to Bingin Beach, it is best that you pay a hired taxi to take you to the exact spot from where you will have to descend about 140 steps to get to the beachfront. This will take you to right to the place where most of the accommodations are located.
Location: Jl Pantai Bingin Labuhan Sait, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali 80362, Indonesia.
How to Reach: It is only 30 minutes from Denpasar Airport and less than 10 minutes to Uluwatu Temple
Activities: Surfing, Sunbathing, Swimming, Walking along the beach
The word of Impossible Beach may be obtained from the access to the beach which is unique because it has a challenging obstacle but now, it is far superior from the former that everyone can reach it easily. It is located at the bottom of white steep cliffs and spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. It is blessed with large and powerful waves that always grants a challenge for every surfer to experience this adventure wave surfing spot.
Location: Pecatu, South Kuta District, Badung Regency and Bali province – Indonesia
How to Reach: The beach is located at the Pecatu village of Uluwatu and can be accessed by taxi.
Activity: Relish the view of sunset in the evening, Sunbathing, Treat your taste buds with delicious seafood
Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach
It has also grown into a camping site for stand pad travellers and weekenders as the deserted ambience make it an exceptional spot for bonfires beneath the blanket of stars and for those prepared to set up tents and camp the night.
Location: Nyang Nyang, Bali
How to Reach: The beach is located in the Pecatu area, half a kilometre drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple.
Activities: Surfing, Sunbathing, Nature walk
Gunung Payung Beach
Along the main Jalan Gunung Payung road, you’ll also encounter the landscaped greens of the 18-hole Bukit Pandawa Golf Club together with its rugged limestone terrain. Just outside the temple, catch glimpses of grey long-tailed macaques, which are more of the shyer kind compared to its notoriously cheeky counterparts at the Uluwatu cliff area.
Location: Denpasar city, Bali
How to Reach: Getting to Gunung Payung Beach requires an approximate half-hour drive to Kutuh village from Nusa Dua.
Activities: Surfing, Sunbathing, Snorkelling
Despite prevailing development over its limestone landscape, Dreamland Beach preserves much of its sturdy charm on the sand, particularly for beachgoers, day-trippers, and surfers who enjoy some of Bali’s best reef breaks near the shore. The beach is crowded with small shops and beach peddlers offering cold soft drinks.
Location: Located at a distance of almost 27 km from Denpasar city.
How to Reach: The beach can be accessed by any local transport.
Activities to do: Surfing, Sunbathing, Trying exotic seafood, and explore the unexplored corners
Melasti beach can easily qualify as one of the best beaches in Indonesia because of its untouched blue and white beaches that are the perfect retreat for nature-lovers. It is also a very well-maintained clean beach with several jagged cliff ends and rocks which double-up as viewpoints where you can perch yourself and watch the waters wash onto the shore in a state of absolute, undisturbed serenity.
Getting to Melasti beach is relatively easy as there are scooters you can hire on the island on which you can ferry yourself to places. You can also hire a scooter with a driver for an entire day. It is an hour’s drive from Canggu and is located at the southern-most tip of Bali. It is a short 5minute drive from nearby places such as Abandoned Plane and also Green Bowl Beach.
Location: No.8, Gg. VIII, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80234
How to reach: One can reach Tanah by hiring a taxi or driving on their own. Melasti Beach is just 15 minutes walk away from Tanah
Activities: Get your adrenaline pumping by trying underwater sports like snorkelling., Go for an evening dinner at Warungs., Head for a morning workout by the beachside Relish the magnificent view of Melasti Beach Waterfall.
Green Bowl Beach in South Bali is one of the most gorgeous Uluwatu beaches that attracts sports-lovers, thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts throughout the year. It is a stretch of white sand beach that spans 30 metres that are overlooked by a steep limestone cliff.
The face of the cliff has natural caves where you can relax and watch the waters of the Indian Ocean. The tides allow for the ideal surfing and paddle-boarding experience and mountain-climbers also flock to the beach to experience one of nature’s most beautiful natural settings.
The beach is located 15kms away from Kuta and is a short 20-minute drive away. If you are in Melasti beach, then you can simply walk a distance of 1-2 km to reach the Green Bowl Beach.
Location: Ungasan 80361, Indonesia
How to reach: You can reach out to the beach by local transport or by taxi.
Activities: Green Bowl is known as one of the finest surf spots on the island, and is not suitable for beginners. Entrance is from the long stairway at the temple next to the closed Bali Cliff Resort.
If you are looking for natural, untouched and secluded beaches in Uluwatu make sure to check out Tegal Wangi, one of the most beautiful sunset spots in all of Bali. Instead of the usual white sand beaches, the coast consists of natural rock formations where you can relax while watching the breath-taking sunset.
The waves crashing against the rocks also makes for a great natural jacuzzi where you can relax in the truest sense of the term. Of all the beaches in Uluwatu, this one is located farthest north. It is roughly an hour and a half’s drive from Canggu which is further south if you are travelling on a scooter.
Location: Jl. Tegal Wangi, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
How to reach: It is around 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Canggu
Activities: Sunbathing, Surfing, Photography, Dining.
Thomas Beach is another gorgeous beach that is known for its white-sand beaches and the forests that fringe the coast. The waters are clear, the beach is well-maintained and because of the more happening beaches that surround it, Thomas Beach remains secluded and it is easy to find quiet isolated spots for you to relax in.
To reach Thomas Beach, it is best if you have your own transportation such as the local scooters you can hire. It is a short drive away from Kuta, and once you reach the vicinity, you have to climb down stairs carved into the face of the hill to reach the beach.
Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
How to reach: With great connectivity, the beach can be easily reached by a means of local transport, taxi or renting a scooter.
Activities: Sunbathing, Try the exotic seafood and explore the caves nearby.
Karma beach is one of the quintessential beaches in Bali, with a balayage of blue waters ready to welcome you as soon as you step onto the stretch of white sand and pristine jetties. It is one of the most photographed beaches in Bali and if you are looking for the perfect Instagram shot from your vacation, this is the place to be.You can also enjoy delicious local cuisines at exclusive restaurants such as the Karma Beach Club and watch the sunset from picturesque seating areas lining the beach.
Karma Beach is located quite a distance from other tourist attractions in Bali such as Ubud and Kuta, which is why taking a metered taxi is the best option for you when you are travelling. You will be provided either an escalator or a gondola to help you descend onto the beach from the steep height of the cliff.
Location: Karma Kandara Bali, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
How to reach: With good connectivity, the beach can be easily reached by a means of local transport, taxi or renting a scooter
Activities: Apart from lazing around in luxury, you can even watch a movie while the sun sets on a large projector screen set up for guests.