Padang Padang (aka Labuan Sait) is one of the first hidden beaches I remember visiting on my original trip to Bali back in 2017.
Unlike some other ‘hidden’ beaches, this one is truly hidden because you have to squeeze through a narrow path in the rocks and then walk down some steps to reach 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.
How To Get To Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang beach is located in the Uluwatu area of south Bali.
The entrance fee is 10,000 IDR (70 cents) 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!