Bingin beach in Uluwatu, also known as Pantai Bingin, is our favorite beach in Uluwatu. There is such a charming vibe at this beach where you can only enter by following the winding stairs down along cute beach / cliff houses. It almost gives you the feeling as if you are in Greece with a Balinese vibe. Besides the chill vibes, Binging beach is also a surfers paradise. The fast left-hander barreling wave brings surfers in from around the globe. There are also some great restaurants ON THE BEACH which is quite unique in Bali. Enough reasons to put Bingin beach on your Bali itinerary. We highly recommend you to do so, and especially try the fish restaurant on the beach! Read everything about Bingin beach in this complete guide!
How to get to Bingin beach Bali
Bingin beach is located along the western coastline in the region Pecatu, which is composed of hilly landscapes with limestone cliffs and isolated small beaches. The best way to get to get around in Bali is on a scooter. You can rent scooters in the main tourist hubs throughout Bali like Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud, and Uluwatu. Expect to pay around 50,000 – 100,000 IDR per day to rent a scooter. The longer you will rent a scooter, the cheaper it gets (depending on your bar gaining skills 😉
From the Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu region, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to this area of the island depending on traffic around Kuta. Alternatively, you can also rent a car or private driver if you are not comfortable driving a scooter yourself.
What to expect at Bingin beach
Once you ‘arrive’ at Bingin beach, you’ll see there are no roads going down to the beach. You’ll have to park your scooter at the top of the cliffs in the designated car park where the cost of parking is 2,000 IDR.
From the car park, you’ll find sign and a paved alleyway that leads down along some hilltop accommodations. About halfway down the winding set of stairs, the pathway comes to an intersection and branches off into a few different directions. It doesn’t matter which path you take as they all lead down to the shoreline at Bingin Beach. The view on the beach and ocean from up here is already breathtaking and the cute alleys and winding stairs along the cliff top houses give a really charming feel.
On the beach you can expect restaurants having their table set up on the beach. Surfers running up and down the beach to catch the waves. Vacationers who are tanning the day away and of course enough cafes to relax in the shade with a drink.
Things to do at Bingin beach
There are many things to do at Bingin beach, but the main things are of course enjoying the beach, having a drink, surfing and snorkeling.
When to surf at Bingin beach
As you may know, Bingin Beach is a hotspot for surfing. If you want to rent a surfboard, there are a few surf shacks located right along the shoreline at Pantai Bingin that have a wide selection of boards to choose from. The cost of surfboard rental is 50,000 IDR for two hours. Surf lessons are also available here, just ask for the options at the surfboard rental shacks.
The best time to surf at Bingin beach depends on the swell, wind direction and tide. The Bingin Beach surf break is a fast left-hand barreling wave that can be surfed on all tides but is ideally with mid tide. The best months to surf here is in the dry season from May to October. Bingin Surf works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south-west. You can check the live stream video on the here to see the conditions beforehand.
Restaurants at Bingin beach
The restaurants at Bingin beach are the perfect spot to have a drink in the shade and watch the surfers.
But as soon as the sun has set, Lucky Fish restaurant looks very inviting to order a fresh grilled fish from the BBQ with a fresh coconut or Bintang. Imagine, sitting with your feet in the sand, with the sound of the waves in the background, catching the last beautiful colours of the sunset while eating a fresh fish, salad and rice. It doesn’t get any better at this magical place 🙂 Check the pictures we made during our evening here, it was unforgettable! Highly recommended to get here before sunset and order a fresh fish for on the BBQ!
Exploring Bingin beach
If you are not keen with surfing, there is a lot of exploring to be done at the beach and in the water! Head south along the sand and around the rocky outcrops to find smaller secluded beaches and abandoned beach shacks at the base of the cliffs. Here you can chill and take in the beautiful views without the interruption of too much others around. Or if you have a snorkel set, you can go snorkeling along the rocks and spot tiny fishes or other marine life!
Take the tide into account
All the beaches in Bali are affected by the tide. This means that you need to take into account when it’s high tide or low tide. Especially when you want to surf, snorkel or do any other water activity. Check the tide times for this beach here.
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