Balangan Beach is a glistening white sandy beach surrounded by rocky cliffs located on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali’s south. Pantai Balangan became quite popular when a photo taken on the cliffs went viral on Instagram and it is now one of the most visited beaches in Uluwatu.
WHERE IS BALANGAN BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE
Balangan Beach Bali can be found on the south-west coastline on the Bukit Peninsula. If you are staying in the Uluwatu region you can rent a scooter for approximately 50,000 IDR per day and make your way over to Balangan beach. If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Pantai Balangan.
For scooter rentals, you can ask your accommodation to organise this as they are always able to help. Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled along the main roads in the Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta and Uluwatu regions and you will be sure to find a scooter rental shop.
Balangan Beach Uluwatu
The Instafamous spot at Balangan Beach Bali
ARRIVING AT BALANGAN BEACH
As you near the entrance to the carpark on the edge of the cliffs at Pantai Balangan you’ll be stopped by a local Indonesian man to pay a small parking fee of 5,000 IDR (50c). Once you have parked up, follow the dirt trail around to the right which leads you to this epic viewpoint overlooking Balangan Beach shown in the image above!
To get down to Balangan Beach from the top of the cliffs you can find a set of concrete stairs that lead straight down to the sand from the main carpark.
THINGS TO DO AT PANTAI BALANGAN
I have visited Balangan Beach several times now and so I have made this list of fun things to do and discover on your next visit to this awesome location.
- Take an Instagrammable photo on the cliffs at Balangan Beach
- Explore the caves and small traditional temples on the rocky headland at Pantai Balangan
- Hang out with the local fisherman on the north-end cliffs at Balangan Beach Bali
- Surf some waves at the popular Balangan Surf Point
- Drink a coconut under the shade of an umbrella along Balangan Beach
- Watch the sunset from the towering cliffs that overlook Balangan Beach Surf
The left-hand point break at Balangan Surf
Local fisherman on the north-end cliffs at Balangan Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BALANGAN BALI
Balangan Beach Bali is not only a popular spot for keen surfers and landscape photographers, but it’s also a location where dozens of wedding shoots are held. Each time I have visited Balangan Bali I have witnessed many wedding photoshoots on top of the cliffs using props such as old muscle cars and flowered archway arrangements. If you are looking to get some quick photos of Balangan Beach from the cliffs, you need to be swift as to not get in the way of these wedding shoots.
Surfboards can be rented from the surf shack located on the sand at Balangan Beach for as little as 50,000 rupiah ($5) for 2-hours. One of my favourite spots to surf in Uluwatu is right here at Balangan Surf Point. Whether it is low tide or high tide, the Balangan surf break has a long left-hand wave that breaks off the point and right into the bay at Pantai Balangan.
If you choose to sit under the shade of an umbrella on a beach chair along Balangan Beach it will cost 50,000 rupiah. Believe me, it gets very hot down on Pantai Balangan and you’ll want to retreat out of the sun and rehydrate with a fresh coconut for only 25,000 rupiah.
Drone shot of Balangan Beach Bali
A wedding shoot on the cliffs at Pantai Balangan
Balangan Beach Uluwatu
WHERE TO STAY NEAR BALANGAN BEACH – ULUWATU ACCOMMODATION
Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to chose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay that caters for luxury travellers to budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR BALANGAN BEACH BALI
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Balangan Beach please drop me a comment below.
Happy Adventuring 🙂