Balian Beach Bali: Popular Surf Spot & Accommodation

Balian Beach, Bali is a popular surf spot to the west of Canggu and the more developed parts of Bali island in Indonesia.

It’s a volcanic ash beach with black sand, and there are a bunch of restaurants and Balian Beach accommodation options starting to pop up as well.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
Balian Beach Bali

Balian Beach is a great spot for sunsets and intermediate surfing. Most of the beach is soft black sand with a few patches of smooth volcanic rocks.

Visually, it’s like Pasut Beach except without the dirt biking, so it’s quieter even though it has more restaurants and hotels.

Compared to the touristy areas in south Bali, this beach is much quieter and less busy. The atmosphere is similar to the Amed coast, and that’s a great thing!

Black sand rocks and waves at Balian Beach in Bali
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Black sand rocks and smooth stones at Balian Beach in Bali
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Black sand rocks and waves at Balian Beach in Bali
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Entrance Fee

FREE as of 2020.

There’s no entry fee for the beach.

Balian Beach Accommodation

There are a bunch of good options nowadays for Balian Beach accommodation, including villas, homestays, and resorts right by the beach.

If you want to be directly on the beach with ocean views, your best bet is the Pondok Pitaya Balian Hotel or Balian Surf Villas.

 

How To Get There

Balian Beach is located in west Bali, Indonesia.

It’s a 1 hour drive from Canggu, or about 1.5 hours from Ubud.

The best way to get there is to rent a scooter or hire a private car and driver (both of these can be booked online).

From the parking area, you’re already right by the beach — no steep steps to walk down!

Bali Private Driver & Motorbike Rental

If you want to explore Bali in the comfort and safety of a private car with a driver, my top recommendation would be Klook.

Their price is 450k IDR ($30 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It's a steal.

If you'd rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 85k IDR (~$6) and include a helmet, rain coat, and pickup in the south Bali area.

We've used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great! Highly recommended.

Book Now: Bali Private Driver / Scooter Rental

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