Get out of Kuta & explore the lesser known parts of Bali. Follow my #PerthGirl in Bali series for tips & recommendations on where to go next time you visit.
If you’re looking for big breaks in Bali to surf, then I have one word for you: Uluwatu.
A common complaint from first time visitors to Bali (and we were guilty of this ourselves) is that Balinese beaches are well, ordinary. Thankfully Bali has far more to offer on the beach than the sands of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.
Uluwatu without doubt, has one of Bali’s most spectacular beaches that’s cliff backed and offers multiple surf breaks. This is a place where people hand their surf boards to each other down the sides of a cliff to reach the water. And while Uluwatu still requires a fit physique to reach, there are now trails and stairs that reach this special beach. Lucky us!
Uluwatu is located on the Bukit Peninsula, home to the some of the biggest and most prestigious surfing competitions in the world. We visited during summer, with plenty of surfers, swimmers and sunbakers out and about enjoying the perfect sunny day.
When you come to Uluwatu Beach you’ll discover that there are entire villages built up on the side of the cliffs that overlook the breaks at Uluwatu. There are also cafes, personal good stores, surf board shops/rental hire and beer available in the area. Plus there are internet cafes too – so you can upload your surf pics and make everyone jealous on Facebook.
Check out my photos and videos below to get an idea on just how awesome this place is:
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And after a day of surfing, swimming and sunbaking… there aren’t much more beautiful places in Bali to grab a beer and watch the waves break against the sunset then Uluwatu Beach in Bali.
How to get there:
To make it easy, just tell your taxi driver to take you to Single Fin Bali, as that’s the main beach restaurant/bar there that’s preetty close to the Uluwatu Beach we went to in this article 🙂
Single Fin Address: Jl. Labuan Sait Pantai Suluban, Pecatu, 80361, Indonesia