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Balangan Beach In Bali – A Complete Guide

Balangan Beach Bali attracts many tourists for its iconic sunset viewpoint and chilled surf scene. Here’s all the info you need for visiting.

How To Get To Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach is located in the Uluwatu area of Bali.

It’s around 1 hour 30 mins from Canggu and is easy to find with google maps.

We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.

However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!

If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.

Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Balangan Beach Entrance Fee

Entrance: Free

Parking: 2000 IDR

Balangan Beach Opening Times

Balangan Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Balangan Beach

The best time to visit anywhere on your Bali itinerary, if possible, is between April and October which is the island’s dry season.

If you don’t fancy a beach day, which is perfect here, try and visit close to sunset as it is famous for being beautiful and not to be missed.

If you do fancy a beach day, get there early to grab a spot as this is a popular beach, especially during peak season.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Balangan Beach In Bali

Balangan beach is known to be one of the biggest surf breaks on the island.

So it’s not only a hot Bali Instagram spot with photographers, but surfers are also in their absolute element here.

Locally referred to as Pantai Balangan, there’s a reef just off the coast that creates one of the longest left-hander breaks on the island.

Balangan Beach Bali is a 200m stretch of golden sand between vegetated limestone cliffs, where you can enjoy the sea breeze and tropical atmosphere.

You’ll find warungs and cafes along the eastern side of the beach if you are looking for refreshments during your visit.

There are also beach loungers with parasols to hire if you fancy relaxing and watching the surfers.

You can also tick off one of the best places to see a sunset in Bali.

Riding the waves, or in our case watching others ride them, in this wide space of turquoise waters is a popular thing to do in Uluwatu.

If you’ve been travelling around the south all day, checking out the best beaches in Uluwatu, then you should leave this one until last.

You can sit at the top of the cliffs, overlooking Balangan Beach Bali, and watch the sun go down across the horizon. Quite a unique experience compared to the other beaches in Bali.

Balangan Beach is such a stunning spot, so much so that we even spotted a wedding shoot taking place whilst visiting.

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The famous sunset viewpoint of Balangan Bali
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The 200m stretch of golden sand that is Balangan Beach Bali
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Balangan Beach is an ideal spot for sunset!

Where To Stay In Uluwatu


Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Anantara is one of the most popular places to stay in Bali.

The Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and also a spa.

Each room comes with a hot tub and free Wi-Fi. The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, airport transfers and a free shuttle service is available to Padang Beach.

Each room comes with a living area, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an audio jack and a personal safe.


Le Grande Bali

Situated in Uluwatu, Le Grande Bali offers an outdoor pool, spa and a tennis court.

Spacious rooms at Le Grande Bali each have a flat-screen cable TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and personal safe.

All rooms come with a balcony or terrace. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower, and guests can relax with a massage session at D’Spa or make use of the karaoke, sauna and hot tub facilities.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi is also provided in all areas.


Made Roejas Homestay

Featuring a restaurant, a garden, and a shared lounge, Made Roejas Homestay provides accommodation in Uluwatu for travellers on a budget.

The air-conditioned homestay also offers a seating area, free WiFi and garden views.

Set just 6.8 miles from Uluwatu Temple, both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are also available at Made Roejas Homestay.

For more places to stay in Uluwatu, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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