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Echo Beach, or locally known as Pantai Batu Mejan is a secret surfing paradise for surfers. The beach is mostly famous for its challenging surf breaks, though its panoramic view of rice-field and sunset spots also worth your attention. Compared to major surfing beaches such as Kuta Beach and Uluwatu Beach, Echo Beach is much more secluded and perfect for those looking for a place to wind down. This black-sand beach have plenty things to over, and there is always something for everyone.
Fun Activities Non-Surfers Do in Echo Beach
Echo Beach or Batu Mejan Beach received its original name from Batu Mejan Temple located nearby. Batu Mejan Temple (also known as Beji Temple) is a place of worship where the pilgrims get the holy water to purify themselves before important religious ceremonies, one of the most famous ones is Kuningan Day. You can find the holy water spring in the southern part of the temple, called Tirtha Pangelukatan.
There's nothing more rewarding than gazing to Echo Beach's beautiful sunset accompanied with delightful dinner. The charming black-sand beach is dotted with numerous luxurious restaurants offering VIP seats to the visitors to enjoy spectacular view of the beach. You can even pick Happy Hour package for unforgettable party times. Most cuisines are seafood, though they also serving Western and Indonesian dishes catered for Western guests . Restaurants like Nalu Bowls and Grocer & Grind offer delicious healthy foods for those who wants to stay in shape.
Beach-hopping from Echo Beach is something most tourists will do, one of the most visited one is Pererenan Beach. Pererenan Beach is a beach located in the northwestern part of Echo Beach, and it is also the most popular surfing destination. The reef breaks are as wild and challenging, the momentum are even greater in the beach compared to Echo Beach. Non-surfers can grab their sun lounger or beach mat and have a relaxing sunbathing session in the beach. There are several traditional kiosks offering refreshments, from beers to some snacks.
Located in the southeastern part of Echo Beach is Batu Bolong Beach. Batu Bolong Beach is a stunning beach that is known for its best sunset view. Watching as the sun begins to set behind the ancient Batu Bolong Temple perched majestically on the cliff is definitely mesmerizing and heighten the mystical atmosphere in the area. You can go to a small secret temple located behind the beach shacks for the best view. While you are not allowed to enter the temple, it is still possible to admire the intricate carvings embellishing the temple's lava stone wall.
If you're looking for a perfect beach to swim or wade, Nelayan Beach is a way to go. Located just few kilometres away from Echo Beach and Batu Bolong Beach, Nelayan Beach is a quiet lazy beach perfect for those looking for a place to chill. The place is overally laid back and most buildings you'll find are fishermen' houses. Nelayan Beach is the safest place to swim as the beach have fewer waves and less currents.
The farthest beach from Echo Beach is Berawa Beach, although it is still reachable by walking on foot along the shore. Berawa Beach is consisting of partly sand and flat rocks with advanced reef breaks, making it a great place for surfing but not so much for swimming. For those who would rather chill on the beach, you can rent a lounge chair from nearby rental. The rental also provide surfers with boogie boards and surfboards. For those who would love to party all day long, they can choose from few lively bars located nearby the beach.
How to Get Tickets?
Echo Beach is absolutely free of admission fee.
How To Get Around?
Getting around from Echo Beach to nearby attractions can be easily done by walking on foot, as the attractions are located close to each other.
What Should I Wear?
Echo Beach is a pretty laid-back attraction, you are free to wear bikini, monokini, or any clothes you feel comfortable in. However, if you're planning to visit the temples be sure to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees. Packing one or two pieces of sarong is proven to be useful in this situation.
Best Time to Visit
Echo Beach's waves are quite consistent all year long, though you might love to come to the beach on Sunday afternoon for some exciting party time. There will be great foods and groovy music waiting for you.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, a guide is not necessary since all informations you need are provided in this website.
How To Get There?
Echo Beach is located in the Northwest of Kuta and Seminyak, and can be easily accessed by cars or taxi.