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Green Bowl Beach In Bali – A Complete Guide

Green Bowl Beach Bali is one of the best beaches in the south. With its turquiose waters and powdery white sand, here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Green Bowl Beach

Located at the most southern point of Bali, and just over from Melasti Beach, Green Bowl Beach is around an hour from Canggu but relatively easy to get to.

For those staying in Uluwatu, it’s super close and perfect for a chilled day out.

With a pathed stairway leading the way down from the carpark, it’s not too hard to locate and really is a mini slice of heaven.

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.

Green Bowl Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Green Bowl Beach.

Green Bowl Beach Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 7am – 6pm.

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The car park at Green Bowl Beach Bali

Best Time To Visit Green Bowl Beach

The best beach weather in Bali is during the dry season which runs from April to October.

Green Bowl Beach is a great place to visit at any time of the day. Although it can get quite busy with surfers, so if you’re looking for a quiet time then early in the day is probably best.

There is a very strong current here, so you need to be an experienced surfer to go out on the waves at Green Bowl Beach.

It’s quite a long walk down hundreds of steps to reach the beach so save some energy for the return trip!

Furthermore, there are no refreshments on the beach, so make sure to take some with you.

Remember to check the tides as the beach is not really accessible at high tide.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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Watch out for the cheeky monkeys!

What To Expect At Green Bowl Beach In Bali

We’d seen Green Bowl Beach Bali come up as a recommendation on google, and after visiting Melasti Beach had to pop over and check it out for ourselves.

It’s easy enough to find, with a huge car park / warung area at the start point. It’s also a pretty straight forward walk down.

Although be prepared on arrival. You’ll have to fight off both the wild monkeys and the bracelet selling locals. We’re not sure which were more persistent!

You’ll also need to descend hundreds of concrete steps down a cliff face to what has to be one of the best Bali beaches.

Going back up can be a challenge however, the scenic bird’s eye views keep you going along the way.

Also, check the tides before making the descent as high tides restrict access to the beach. While low tides expose pools that are great for discovering local marine life as well as exposing the beautiful sand beach.

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The steps down are easier than on the way up

The Beach Itself

Green Bowl Beach is definitely one of the best white sand beaches in Bali.

The sand is crisp, the water is crystal clear and the chill spot all in all is paradise.

This 30-metre coastal strip with coarse white sand is located at the bottom of a 75-metre-tall cliff.

At the base, you’ll come across 2 large limestone caves that house small rock shrines. They also provide shade and shelter for beachgoers and surfers throughout the day.

Green Bowl Beach is known as one of the best surfing spots on the island for experienced surfers, having one of the strongest currents.

There aren’t any drinks or refreshments for sale down at the beach, so be sure to take plenty of water with you.

For us, Green Bowl Beach Bali is a must if you’re heading down south to check out the Uluwatu beaches.

We went down for the evening with friends and it made for a beautiful spot to hang out before sunset.

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The entrance to paradise at Green Bowl Beach
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The incredible colours at Green Bowl Beach
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One of our favourite chill spots
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Green Bowl Beach has an awesome little shaded cave

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

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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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