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If the Northern and Western part of Bali is where you'll find most popular and also tourist-packed attractions, Balangan Beach is one of the Southern beach that offer beauty and tranquility in one package. Beautiful golden sand stretch along half-kilometres where it rendesvouz mesmerizing turqoise sea with its legendary surf breaks. No wonder Balangan Beach is in every surfer's bucketlist. While the gorgeous beach's main highlight is its hurling waves, there are more things to do even for non-surfers and families.
Things to Know Before You Visit Balangan Beach
Balangan Beach is located on the Southern side of Bali, it only take few minutes driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The beach is also located nearby other popular beaches, such as Dreamland Beach, Bingin Beach, Padang-padang Beach, and Impossible Beach. Many visitors will also visit those beaches in addition to Balangan Beach. Since Balangan Beach is also very close to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, many people will also come to the beach right after they are visiting the cultural park. Finding the route to Balangan Beach is fairly easy compare to the past since today they erected some marked signposts that will direct the tourists to the right direction.
Balangan Beach's beauty have been praised and acknowledged by various local and international media. One example is Balangan Beach is nominated as one of Five Best Hidden Beach by CNN Travel. It also received attention from countless surfers around the world and featured on Bali Surf Advisor website. That might be one reason why this beach have been attracting surfers over years.
Balangan Beach is a beach that connects directly to the Indian Ocean with its wild reef breaks, it is only obvious that many people will think that the place is not safe for swimming. While the opinion might be not that far-fetched, it is not one hundred percent true either. In fact, the sea can be quite friendly for swimmers during certain season, but any swimmers will have to take some precautions. Not only because the waves are mostly unpredictable, there are no life guards so each person is responsible for themselves. Bodysurfing is highly possible in this beach.
Balangan Beach is a paradise for surfers, and even for non-surfers there are so many things entertaining things to do. Rent a parasol and sun lounger and just enjoy the beach while reading your favorite book or sipping your favorite cool drinks. Children will have a great time running around or building sand castles. You can find numerous beach shacks and warungs where you can buy delicious snacks and refreshments. Be aware that the prices might be higher than if you buy them in convenience stores. There are also some surfboard and sun lounger rentals.
How to Get Tickets?
Entering Balangan Beach is free of charge. You only need to pay Rp 5.000 (car) and Rp 20.000,- (motorcycle) for parking fees. If you're looking for an affordable but also satisfying holiday, you should absolutely include Balangan Beach in your itinerary.
How To Get Around?
Balangan Beach is located very close to other scenic Southern beaches. Some beaches are only few kilometres away.
What Should I Wear?
There's no dress restriction in Balangan Beach, so feel free to wear whatever clothes you are comfortable in. Just make sure you bring clean towel (because they won't provide it for you) and wear a pair of comfortable hiking shoes as you'll have to walk quite a bit to reach the beach.
Best Time to Visit
For surfers, the best time to visit Balangan Beach is between May and September when the tides are high and you'll find plenty reef breaks. The best hours to visit the beach is few hours before sunset.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations you need are available in this website.
How To Get There?
Balangan Beach is just few minutes away driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport and Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.