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Balangan beach Bali is a 200 meters stretch of white soft white with panoramic views on the Indian Ocean. Located on the southwest coast of Bali, Balangan beach is blessed with spectacular sunset views. Pantai Balangan is also very popular amongst surfers, in particular experienced up to professional surfers. The cliffs surrounding Balangan beach are the perfect viewpoint on the ocean with incredible sunset views. Along the beach are some warungs where you can have drink and relax with the amazing views. Read this blog post to find out all the information you need about Balangan beach!

Best Uluwatu tours

If you want to explore the best of Uluwatu with a private tour, then it is highly recommended to book a tour with a private driver so you can explore everything at your own pace. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

  • Uluwatu beaches, GWK Cultural Park and Uluwatu temple tour. A combination of the best culture and nature activities that southern Bali has to offer. Explore the most southern region in Bali with a private driver and English speaking guide to learn more about the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and soak in the sunshine at Uluwatu’s best beaches. You will finish the day with a spectacular sunset at Uluwatu Temple and watch the famous Kecak Balinese Cultural Dance.
  • Uluwatu beach club hopping tour. This private tour will take you to the best Uluwatu beach clubs to enjoy a day of relaxing at some of the best infinity pools and beaches that Uluwatu has to offer.
  • Customisable full day tour along the best spots in Uluwatu. Have your own private driver for a day to visit all the best spots in Uluwatu. Make your own itinerary and explore every location at your own pace.
  • Uluwatu white sand beaches tour and sunset at Uluwatu temple. Discover some of the best beaches in Uluwatu during this private tour. While visiting the beautiful white sand beaches you can swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters or rent a jet ski, fly-board or banana boat at your own expense. After the beach fun you will visit Padang Padang beach before watching the sunset at Uluwatu Temple and see the traditional Kecak dance show overlooking the sea.
  • Underwater Sea Walking Experience Nusa Dua. Explore Bali’s stunning underwater life while walking on the bottom of the ocean with a professional guide. The sea walker is a soft dive system that is designed specifically for those who are not confident swimmers or do not wish to dive.
  • Fly Board experience Nusa Dua. Fly high over the ocean with a Flyboard and get the adrenaline pumping!
  • Watersports Fun Package Nusa Dua: Jet Ski, Parasailing and donut boat. Have the best of three watersports activities in Nusa Dua. Soar in the air while parasailing, drive a jetski yourself and have fun on the donut boat.

How to get to Balangan beach

Balangan beach is located in the south of Bali in the Uluwatu area. It’s roughly just over an hour drive from Canggu, Kuta, Seminyak. The best way to get around in Bali is to hire a motorbike and drive yourself. You can rent a motorbike for around 50,000 IDR – 100,000 IDR per day (€3 – €6). The drive down south can be quite busy and chaotic, especially around the Kuta area. So make sure you are a confident driver, or hire a private driver or book a taxi. The price to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, start around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

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What to expect at Balangan beach

Once you’ve arrived at the car park of Balangan, you’ll find a few local restaurants and shops selling refreshments and snacks. You can either walk directly to the beach or to the cliffs to get to the popular viewpoints. If you only want to go to the viewpoint, you can actually keep driving towards the right all the way up to the lookout to avoid walking from the carpark. To get to the beach, park your vehicle and head straight down the stairs. Don’t be surprised to see many photoshoots going on with, especially, Chinese wedding couples. Fortunately, there is enough space at the cliffs to find a spot to sit down and admire the sunset and beautiful views.

Balangan beach itself is a long, low strand at the base of rocky cliffs. It’s covered with palm trees and in pristine condition with soft white sand and it’s fairly quiet. The left of the beach is typically where you’ll find surfers catching the waves. Towards the right of the beautiful beach you’ll find sun beds and umbrellas available for rent.

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Things to do at Balangan beach

Besides the two opposite extremes wedding photoshoots at the cliffs and surfers riding the waves, there are some other more relaxing things to do at Balangan beach!

Balangan Bali sunset viewpoint

The Balangan beach viewpoint is a popular spot to watch the sunset in Bali and to admire the beach below. Because the cliffs are facing west, you will have a beautiful sunset right in front of you. Plenty of  (mostly Chinese) wedding photographers are known to use this location for photoshoots, so don’t be surprised to see dressed up couples walking around in suits and wedding dresses and a photographer shouting to give instruction.

There are two main viewpoints on the cliffs. The first and most popular is a small rocky edge that overlooks the turquoise water and beach. Be careful if you decide to get a photo as the rocks are sharp and some are a bit loose.

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 beaches and beautiful coastline. This viewpoint is one of the best places in Bali to watch sunset, so if you’re exploring the Uluwatu beaches, you should definitely put this one on your list!

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Surfing

With the reef just off the coast that creates one of the longest left-hander breaks, Balangan beach is known to be one of the biggest surf breaks on the island. Skilled surfers are completely in their element here. Check the tides here.

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Snorkeling

Bring your snorkel gear and enjoy the still waters along the cliffs and the reef. Especially with low tide, snorkelling is a great activity here! Check the tide times here 

More Bali travel inspiration

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about Balangan beach.

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