Watch the sunset at Pasut beach
Palm trees & sunsets, isn’t that what we all want during our tropical vacation? Pasut beach is a long black sand beach 25km west of Canggu facing the tip of Java. With a hanging palm tree on the beach and a bunch of palm trees together on a grass-field, this is the perfect spot to just sit back and enjoy the sunset. And of course snap some cliche shots of palm trees with sunset. This local beach is a great place to escape to if you don’t want to sit in between the crowds at the Canggu beaches.
Getting there: An hour drive from Canggu is Pasut beach located. When you enter the beach, you’ll see the hanging palm tree on your right. On the left side you will see a bunch of palm trees which is also a really cool place to just hang out.
Entrance fee: No entrance, only a parking fee of 2.000 IDR.
Best time to go: Best is to leave Canggu at 4 to have enough time to explore the beach and its surroundings. Colors of the sunset might go wild when the sun disappeared behind the horizon. So don’t leave the beach directly after the sun is gone. When you’re lucky you might see the sky on fire!
Photo tip: There are at least 3 awesome spots where you can take your sunset pictures. See our pictures below.
Photospot 1: the hanging palm tree. Climb in the tree and find the right angle to have the palm tree, beach and sea in your frame. You need a wide angle lens here.
Photospot 2: the palm tree forest. Also here you will need a wide angle lens.
Photospot 3: Reflection near the shore where the waves roll out. If the water pulls back into the sea, you will see that the sky reflects on the sand because its still a bit wet. That is the perfect timing to take a shot and take advantage of the reflections on the sand.