Padang Padang Beach In Uluwatu, South Bali
Padang Padang beach (also known as Labuan Sait) is one of the first hidden beaches I remember visiting on my original trip to Bali back in 2017.
Like most beaches in the Uluwatu area, it has nice white sand and it’s popular for surfing.This guide will explain how you can get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
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Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang is truly hidden.
Unlike some other ‘hidden’ beaches, 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.
It’s not exactly a secret beach anymore, but it’s still a pretty cool spot.
The stretch of sand at 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.
The beach is usually not crowded in the morning, especially in the off season, and the white sand and turquoise water is pretty nice. I went back last January and there were only 5 or 6 people on the whole beach, but in high season it does get a bit crowded.
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.
The entry fee is 10k IDR (less than one US Dollar) as of 2019.
Toilets are free. There are surf board rentals and food/drink shacks on the beach where you can buy snacks or fresh coconuts.
Watch out for monkeys!
How To Get To Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang beach is located in the Uluwatu area of south Bali.
It’s a 30-45 minute drive from the Kuta area, depending on traffic.
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