14 Amazing Beaches In Uluwatu, Bali

by David & Intan

Uluwatu beaches are known for their white sand, blue waves, impressive sea cliffs, perfect sunsets, and top quality surfing. This area of Bali has some of the best beaches on the whole island.

The only place in Bali where you might find nicer beaches is in Nusa Penida, but Uluwatu has the advantage of being easier to reach and having more clubs and hotels, and better infrastructure.

Without further ado, here’s our complete list of the best beaches in Uluwatu, Bali!


Where To Stay

 

Uluwatu Beaches Map

Here’s a map of Uluwatu beaches you can use to plan your Bali trip.

You can click the icons to get more info and directions for each point of interest, but keep in mind some of the locations on this map may be approximate.


 

The Best Beaches In Uluwatu Bali

 

1. Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach is great for sunsets, surfing, and seafood barbecues in the evenings.

The coast here is super photogenic thanks to the big tropical boulders and algae covered rocks. There are surf camps and rentals right on the beach if you want to do surf lessons, and it’s generally known as one of the best surf spots in Bali.

Hotels and restaurants are starting to spring up as well, so you can stay and enjoy the beach longer. Villas like Kerang Bingin and Inn Possible Cliff House give you beautiful ocean views and direct access to the beach.

At low tide, you can even walk to several other nearby beaches like Dreamland, Pemutih, and Padang Padang.

From the parking area you have to go down some steep stairs to reach Bingin Beach, but it’s only a 5 minute walk. Overall, it’s one of my favorites!

Bingin Beach Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali

Bingin Beach Bali       Bingin Beach Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali
 
 

2. Pemutih Beach

Pantai Pemutih is a popular surfing spot with some cliffside hotels and a small (but nice) white sand beach.

Not too many people seem to know about this beach, which makes it that much better. If you want to stay directly on the beach, check out Rock N Reef Hotel Uluwatu!

Pantai Pemutih Beach Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali

A drone picture of the Rock N Reef Hotel Uluwatu, which is located at Pemutih Beach.


 

3. Padang Padang Beach

This is a neat little beach hidden in the cliffs. To get to it, you have to squeeze through a narrow passage in the rocks and then walk down some steps.

Padang Padang is a popular spot for surfing, or you can just sip a fresh coconut and hang out on the white sand with the monkeys.

Padang Padang Beach Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali

Padang Padang Beach

Unlike some other ‘hidden’ beaches in Bali, to reach this one you have to squeeze through a narrow path in the rocks and then walk down some steps to get to the beach, which is tucked away at the bottom and enclosed by cliffs.

Padang Padang is a bit small compared to some other beaches in Bali, but it’s known for being one of the best surfing spots on the island year round. You can rent surf boards or bring your own. It’s not exactly a secret beach anymore, but it’s still a pretty cool spot.

Just watch out for monkeys, especially near the entrance, because they might try to steal your hat or sunglasses! I’ve seen them steal food from people here, especially if it’s in a telltale plastic bag.

Cave and stairway to Padang Padang Beach in Bali       Sea rocks at Padang Padang Beach in Bali
 
 

4. Balangan Beach

This is a nice free beach with white sand and blue waves. Like many beaches in Uluwatu, it’s a great spot for sunset.

Balangan Beach is also popular for prewedding photoshoots because of the cliff above the beach, where you can get amazing views of the ocean scenery and the whole coastline.

It’s still fairly quiet here and not too commercial. You can access the beach by going down some stairs, and there are two parking areas — one for the beach, and one on the cliff above it.

Uluwatu Bali Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach — one of our favorite views in Uluwatu Bali.


 

5. Thomas Beach

This is one of Bali’s nicest beaches, and it’s one of our favorite spots in Uluwatu. It has a long strip of white sand scattered with boulders, and not too many people.

Thomas Beach Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali
 
 
 

6. Suluban Beach

Suluban is a secluded beach with some caves and huge rocks to explore, plus surfable waves, but my favorite thing is the restaurant view. This little warung on top of the cliffs has amazing views of the coastline.

We pulled up a chair here and enjoyed some drinks with the scenery, and even got visited by a monitor lizard sneaking around on the cliffs! It’s an epic place to grab breakfast while exploring Uluwatu Bali.

Suluban Beach Restaurant

Suluban Beach restaurant


 

7. Nunggalan Beach

Nunggalan Beach (also called Nyang Nyang) is one of the bigger white sand beaches in southern Bali, with clean blue water and lots of wide open space.

The walk down and back up is a bit of a killer, but you’re rewarded with a huge private beach and a cool wooden shipwreck for pictures! This beach sits at the bottom of a big cliff, and to reach it you have to hike for about 20 minutes going down and 30 minutes going back up.

There are a few sections with loose rocks you could slip on, but it’s never anything dangerous at all. We wore sandals and that was fine all the way.

Climbing back up is pretty exhausting though, and there aren’t always drinks for sale here, so I’d recommend bringing some water!

Nyang Nyang Beach Shipwreck in Uluwatu Bali

The photogenic shipwreck at Nunggalan Beach

Nyang Nyang Beach Shipwreck

Sitting in the shipwreck


 

8. Melasti Beach

Melasti is a highly developed beach with a road carved into the tall limestone cliffs, giving it a stunning background.

This beach has a long strip of white sand, clean turquoise water, plenty of parking space, and a bunch of different fancy clubs lining the beachfront: Cattamaran, Minoo, and Palmilla. You can also reach Karma Beach Club from here by walking.

Normally I’m not a big fan of seeing once-empty beaches get so developed like this, but I think Melasti was actually done pretty well. There’s sometimes a little bit of trash, but overall it’s surprisingly clean and nice.

Melasti is becoming one of the most popular beaches in south Bali. People come here to do prewedding photos, watch the Balinese traditional Kecak dance, and enjoy the beach clubs.

The full length of the beach is almost two kilometers if you include Karma Beach, which is connected to it on the west end. At the entrance to Melasti, there’s even a photogenic little Balinese style gate where you can take pictures.

Melasti Beach

Melasti Beach

Melasti Beach In Uluwatu Bali       Melasti Beach In Uluwatu Bali
 
 

9. Karma Beach

Karma Beach is very nice, with a few photogenic boulders but mostly white sand and blue waves. It’s also home to the Karma Beach Club.

This one is billed as a private beach and you normally access it from Karma Kandara on the cliffs above, although you can also walk to it easily and freely from Melasti Beach.

Of course, if you plan to use the facilities at Karma Beach Club then you would need to pay.

In any case, Karma is definitely one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the Uluwatu area!

Karma Beach Club Ungasan Bali Uluwatu

Karma Beach is another nice spot in Ungasan that’s connected to Melasti Beach


 

10. Green Bowl Beach

Green Bowl is one of my favorite hidden beaches in Uluwatu.

It may not be a very big beach, and the steep walk down is tiring, but it’s a nice white sand beach with good sunset views.

Surfers come to Green Bowl for the waves, and there are two caves to explore on the beach as well. This can be a nice place to hide if the sun gets too strong.

Remember to watch out for the monkeys in the parking lot and on the trail! They may try to steal your stuff if you get too close to them.

A drone photo of Green Bowl Beach in Uluwatu Bali

Drone pic of Green Bowl Beach

Sea tide coming in at Green Bowl Beach in Bali

Soft white sand


 

11. Gunung Payung Beach

This is a hidden beach overlooked by cliffs and a quiet Hindu temple.

You have to walk a long stairway down to the beach, but then it’s all yours. If you walk along the coast, there’s even a big sea cave.

Gunung Payung Beach

Gunung Payung Beach       Gunung Payung Temple
 
 
 

12. Dreamland Beach

Dreamland has a nice long stretch of white sand lined with sunbeds you can rent.

Sadly this beach has gone a bit downhill in recent years because of trash washing up from the ocean, but hopefully things improve again.

Dreamland Beach
 
 
 

13. Tegal Wangi Beach

Tegal Wangi is a pretty small beach, but it’s still a secret to most Bali tourists, so it’s never crowded.

This beach has two sea caves. The first one is pretty small, but if you keep walking further down the beach there’s a second bigger cave. At low tide, there are also natural pools you can sit and soak in while enjoying the views.

We came here at sunrise, but actually the best time to visit is at sunset. Since the beach is facing west, you’ll have a great view of the sunset from inside the caves!

UPDATE: Tegal Wangi is currently closed to visitors, but hopefully they reopen it soon.

Tegal Wangi Beach       Tegal Wangi Beach
 
 

14. Uluwatu Beach Clubs

The beaches and cliffs around Uluwatu are just perfect for clubs, so naturally it has quite a few of them.

The way these clubs usually work is that you pay an entrance fee (anywhere from 100k to 500k Rupiah), and then you get to use that as a food and beverage credit, plus you get access to a lounge with a pool, sunbeds, and WiFi.

Depending on the club, your view from the lounge could be a nice beachfront, or an infinity pool — or both! Sipping drinks by an infinity pool is a great way to watch the Uluwatu sunset.

Some good clubs to check out are Ulu Cliffhouse, Sundays Beach Club, Palmilla, El Kabron, and Oneeighty.

Our absolute favorite club for sunset is the Oneeighty cliff pool at The Edge! The pool has a glass bottom and amazing views of the Uluwatu cliffs.

Uluwatu Beach Club Bali

Bali beach clubs are nice


 

More Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed this Uluwatu beach guide!

Don’t forget to check out my complete list of all the top things to do in Uluwatu Bali!
 

Best Uluwatu Beach Tours

If you want to explore Uluwatu beaches with a tour package, there are lots of great online options available.

GetYourGuide has Uluwatu tours that include scenic beaches, clubs, sunsets, and iconic locations like Uluwatu Temple and the GWK cultural park. They also offer some neat activities like tandem paragliding.

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

 
 

Bali Private Driver & Motorbike Rental

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

Their price is 650k Rupiah ($45 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 great deal. They also offer affordable hotel transfers from the airport.

If you'd rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 140k Rupiah (~$9) and include a helmet, rain coat, and free delivery in the south Bali area.

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

Book Now: Bali Private Driver / Scooter Rental
 

Uluwatu Hotels

 

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1 comment

ali ahmed April 27, 2021 - 12:44 pm

beaches are the ultimate places of relaxation and sigh seeing there a lot of beaches in Dubai too worth seeing.

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