Balangan Beach Bali is located in the south on the Bukit peninsula and is a perfect spot for those looking to enjoy the sun and surf amongst some of the best water Bali has to offer. Balangan Beach is an ideal location for surfers and beachgoers that are after a chilled out vibe.
How to get to Balangan Beach Bali
From Canggu the drive to Balangan Beach takes roughly one hour. However with typical Bali traffic it may take up to 1.5 hours.
Balangan Beach Bali Fees
Parking for motorcycles will set you back 2K IDR. There are no additional beach entry costs.
What to Expect
Once parked, you’ll find a few local restaurants and shops selling refreshments and snacks. To get to the beach, head straight down the steps or you can walk towards the right of the cliff to get to the famous viewpoint. You can actually keep driving towards the right all the way up to the lookout location to avoid walking from the carpark.
We decided to check out the viewpoint first to get an overview of the beach. The Balangan Beach Bali viewpoint is a popular spot to watch the sunset and beachgoers below. Plenty of wedding photographers are known to use this location for photoshoots so don’t be surprised to see couples walking around in suits and dresses.
There are two main viewpoints on the cliffs. The first and most popular is only a small rocky edge that overlooks the turquoise water. Be careful if you decide to get a photo as the rocks are quite sharp and uneven. The second lookout spot is a little further and is a large circular platform covered in lush vines that hang above the water. There is no access to the beach from the lookouts so unfortunately you will have to make your way back to the stairs located near the carpark.
Balangan Beach itself is in pristine condition and is fairly quiet. The left of the beach is typically where you’ll find the surfers catching some waves. Towards the right you’ll find some sun beds and umbrellas that are available for rent. This is also the best spot to enjoy the water as there are no waves in this area. We did also see some people going for a snorkel along the reef near the limestone cliffs.
Most people will come and only take a photo of the popular lookout. Another good photo option is to stand on the second circular lookout and get someone to take a photo from the first lookout spot. This way you’ll be able to capture the disc like platform and get a unique perspective.