5 Hidden Beach in Bali
Green Bowl Beach
Green Bowl Beach is one of Bali’s most secluded beaches, a small 30m coastal strip with coarse white sand, located approximately 75 metres down hundreds of steps under a verdant cliff in the village of Ungasan (a 15-kilometre drive from Kuta, and under half an hour from Nusa Dua). The steep descent and climb required owes much to its appeal, attracting only adventurous weekenders and die-hard surfers favouring its uncrowded waves and exotic location. Also among the inimitable features at Green Bowl Beach are two large limestone caves that enclose small rock shrines, and which also provide shade and shelter for beach goers and surfers paddling in from their fun time out on the waves. The best time to go is during low tide, when the calm crystal clear waters allow for great snorkelling, with the fairly consistent waves a short paddle beyond a natural reef barrier.
Suluban Beach is one of Bali’s most unique coasts, concealed by natural limestone formations and accessed via steps and log ramps through narrow gaps in the rock. Canopied by a looming cliff face, this small beach may not be ideal for sunbathers, but serves pro surfers well as a base to paddle out and ride adjacent reef breaks, including around Uluwatu, just to the south. Nicknamed ‘Blue Point’, Suluban Beach lies at the end of Jalan Mamo in the coastal area of Labuan Sait, the same locality shared by famous surf spots Padang Padang and Uluwatu. Unless you’re staying at any of the villas that have recently popped up here (the likes of Blue Point Bay Villas), getting here from popular areas such as Kuta and Jimbaran is best by hotel shuttle, taxi or motorbike.
Balangan Beach, locally referred to as Pantai Balangan, is one of Bali’s most popular and most scenic, featuring a gorgeous half-kilometre stretch of golden sand bordered between vegetated limestone cliffs and a reef with one of the longest left-hander breaks on the island. This surfing paradise attracts wave riders from around the world, who enjoy most of the south-western Bukit coastline together with Balangan’s sister breaks of Dreamland, Impossibles, Padang Padang, Suluban and Uluwatu further south. Balangan Beach shares the same vicinity as Dreamland, set only a kilometre apart and separated by a small headland that serves as the famous signature Hole 15 of the New Kuta Golf Course, from where players get the best bird’s eye-view over both beaches and the ocean horizon. The coastline is accessible down the namesake Jalan Pantai Balangan, an approximate 7-kilometre (4.3-mile) ride west from the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park, and 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) south from the main hub of Kuta. Preferably by taxi, or ask your hotel concierge for available shuttle services.
Nyang Nyang Beach
Nyang Nyang Beach in Bali is a pristine 1.5-kilometre stretch of coastline and also one of Bali’s least visited beaches. This is partly due to its far-flung location and the long trek required to reach it. Still, it makes for a prize destination for day-trippers and beach lovers exploring the southern Bukit peninsula, and offers great surf for those looking for waves to ride all for themselves. The beach is located in the Pecatu area, half a kilometre’s drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple. There are several routes branching off from the Jalan Uluwatu main road that leads down to two halves of Nyang Nyang Beach, one of them is via Jalan Batu Nunggulan and right at the cliff edge of Villa Plenilunio. From this end, you need to continue on an approximate half-hour trek down moderately rugged terrain and flight of stairs – a journey well worth it thanks to the splendid views over the limestone hillside covered in lush greenery and flowering bushes. Sounds and views of the ocean accompany your steady descent. Most Booked Hotels Rating The Kana, Kuta 4.4/ 5 Citadines Kuta Beach Bali 4.1/ 5 Horison Seminyak Bali 4.2/ 5 Alaya Resort Kuta 4.8/ 5 Kuta Paradiso Hotel 4.3/ 5 Grand Hyatt Bali 4.3/ 5 AYANA Resort and Spa BALI 4.7/ 5 Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Stones Hotel, Bali 4.7/ 5 Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort 4.4/ 5 RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA 4.7/ 5 Most Booked Tours Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip Private East Coast Tour Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour Depending on the route you chose, the flight of stairs usually doesn’t end at the coast, but on flat grassy plains. Beyond this is the prize view when you sink your feet into the coarse sand. The deserted terrain is bordered by slanting cliffs as far as your eyes can see, with thin mists hanging above the ocean. Out at sea you will be able to see the natural reef that breaks the incoming tides, allowing for calm and clear waters bordering the coast.
Tegal Wangi Beach
Tegal Wangi Beach is one of the most unique ‘hidden’ beaches to grace the western rim of the southern Bukit Peninsula, and despite the fact it’s not very well-known amongst locals, it is ‘in plain sight’, and publicly accessible. Tegal Wangi Beach is named after the temple perched on top of the limestone cliff that overlooks the coast, reachable via a paved road just to the right of the entrance of the glitzy Ayana Resort and Spa in Jimbaran. Most Booked Hotels Rating The Kana, Kuta 4.4/ 5 Citadines Kuta Beach Bali 4.1/ 5 Horison Seminyak Bali 4.2/ 5 Alaya Resort Kuta 4.8/ 5 Kuta Paradiso Hotel 4.3/ 5 Grand Hyatt Bali 4.3/ 5 AYANA Resort and Spa BALI 4.7/ 5 Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Stones Hotel, Bali 4.7/ 5 Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort 4.4/ 5 RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA 4.7/ 5 Most Booked Tours Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip Private East Coast Tour Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour Tegal Wangi Beach offers breathtaking seascapes with cool natural features – low tides and crimson sunsets reveal seaweed-covered stony barriers that add an abstract border and foreground to its wider ocean views. This beach was, quite casually, kept a secret among wedding photographers over time, admired for its simple and barren beauty making particularly exotic backdrops. The best time to visit is before sunset and around the ‘blue hour’ (18:00 – 19:00).
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