Looking for the famous black sand beach Bali? It’s called Pasut Beach. Surrounded by hundreds of palm trees, and one really unique one, here’s all the info.
Pasut Beach is around 30 minutes north of Tanah Lott Temple in Canggu.
If you’re driving up from Canggu, it takes roughly an hour by scooter and the drive mainly consists of local village roads.
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.
Pasut Beach Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Pasut Beach + Tips
The best time to visit anywhere in Bali, if possible, is between April and October, which is the island’s dry season.
Being a bit of a hidden gem, this beach does not get overly busy yet, so you don’t need to worry about beating the crowds.
Pasut Beach is a unique and interesting beach to visit but it’s definitely at its most beautiful at sunset.
Be aware that when we visited there was some litter on this beach, washed up from the ocean. However, this was the only down side to Pasut Beach.
Don’t forget to get the iconic photo with the ‘wonky’ palm tree! In fact, with the black sand and beautiful palm trees this a great place to capture some great photos.
What To Pack
Many locals and now some tourists are heading to Pasut Beach to ride their bikes up and down the unique, black sandy coastline.
Although the sand at Pasut Beach is quite compacted, driving on it still requires a fair amount of skill.
It’s recommended that you drive a dirt bike on the beach, rather than a normal scooter which would be too heavy to have any fun.
If you do choose to do this, just make sure you have travel insurance to cover any accidents. We’ve seen a quite a few!
There’s also an quirkily shaped palm tree that has caught many people’s attention and, thanks to social media, Pasut Beach is now a must visit destination for those heading to Bali.
We headed over to the beach in the late afternoon and for us it was definitely the perfect time to visit.
Not only were we rewarded with an amazing sunset but the black sand beach Bali is definitely something special and not to be missed.
In addition, if you arrive earlier in the day, it’s possible to see the local fishermen taking their colourful boats out to the sea.
Unfortunately, there was quite a lot of litter as you may spot in one of the photos. It all seemed to have been washed up from the ocean. This was the only downside to Pasut Beach.
The Palm Tree Forest
There’s a beautiful spot underneath the palm trees at Pasut Beach.
Just to the left of the entrance, you will be able to spot it right away.
It’s a forest of hundreds of tall coconut trees and we happened to catch one of our most incredible sunsets in Bali under those palms.
Luxury – Theanna Eco Villa and Spa
One of the most highly rated hotels in the area!
Set in Canggu, a 6-minute drive to Echo Beach, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with private pools.
Guests can also enjoy pampering massages at the spa centre.
The villa also provides free use of bicycles and free shuttle service to the surrounding areas.
Free WiFi is accessible throughout the villa and the whole setting is beautiful.
Mid-Budget – Frii Hotel
Perfect location and just off the main road, this hotel is definitely a spot of luxury at a reasonable price.
Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, minibar and electric kettle.
The rooms also feature an en suite bathroom with shower, which comes with slippers and towels.
Some rooms have sea view or pool view.
Budget – The Hideout Hostel
Situated in the Pererenan district of Canggu, The Hideout Hostel provides free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden.
Among the various facilities are a terrace and a shared lounge. There is also an on site restaurant.
The units in the hostel come with a coffee machine and a seating area.
For more places to stay in Canggu, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.