Balangan Beach Bali is located in the south of Bali in Uluwatu 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
Balangan Beach is located in the south of Bali and is roughly just over an hours drive from Canggu. The best way to reach the beach is to hire a moped and drive yourself. You can rent a moped for around 50,000IDR ($5AUD) per day. The drive down south can be quite busy and chaotic, so if you’re not a confident driver, the next best option would be to hire a driver. Prices vary although can sometimes be expensive.
Where to stay in Bali
There are plenty of popular areas to stay in Bali. For people looking for a base or villa to rent for a while, Canggu is the perfect spot with cafes and restaurants right near the beach. If you’re on holiday for a short amount of time and looking for a hotel, then Kuta or Seminyak is great for clubs, bars and cheap shopping. While in Bali we stayed at Riyuri Guesthouse in Canggu. They have beautiful rooms in a great location so we definitely recommend checking them out!
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Balangan Beach Bali Fees
Entrance to the beach is free, although parking will cost 2,000IDR ($0.20AUD) per moped.
What to Expect
Once you’ve arrived at Balangan, you’ll find a few local restaurants and shops selling refreshments and snacks. To get to the beach, head straight down the stairs. Additionally, you can walk towards the right of the cliff to get to the popular viewpoint. You can actually keep driving towards the right all the way up to the lookout to avoid walking from the carpark. The Balangan Beach viewpoint is a popular spot to watch the sunset and to admire the beach 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 wedding dresses.
There are two main viewpoints on the cliffs. The first and most popular is a small rocky edge that overlooks the turquoise water. Be careful if you decide to get a photo as the rocks are quite sharp. The second lookout spot is a little further and is a large circular platform covered in lush vines. On the opposite side of the cliff, you’ll also have a perfect view of the nearby beaches and coastline. Not many people stop here so you’ll be able to admire the view all to yourself.
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 it can be quite still. We also saw some people going for a snorkel along the reef near the cliffs.
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