Bingin Beach is a surfers paradise when it comes to pumping waves! Bingin Beach Surf is one of the most demanding reef breaks in Bali that has surfers flying in from around the globe to try their luck at getting shacked on the fast left-hander barreling wave. But it’s not just the waves that have people flocking to Bingin Beach, there are a number of other things to do and see that I have put together in this blog post.
WHERE IS BINGIN BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE
Bingin Bali is located along the western coastline on the Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu. 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 Bingin Beach. If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Bingin Beach.
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.
SEE THE MAP FOR THE LOCATION OF BINGIN BEACH
Bingin Beach Surf
ARRIVING AT BINGIN BEACH
As there are no roads down to Pantai Bingin you’ll have to park your scooter at the top of the cliffs in the designated car park and the cost of parking is 2,000 (20c) rupiah. From the car park, you’ll find a paved alleyway that leads down passed some hilltop accommodations and to a set of stairs, that is cut into the side of the cliffs, which head all the way down to the sand at Bingin Bali.
About halfway down the set of the stairs, the pathway comes to an intersection and branches off into a few different directions. It doesn’t matter which path you take as they all lead down on to the sand at Pantai Bingin.
The paved alleyway down to Bingin Beach
An awesome viewpoint of Bingin Beach Surf from halfway down the stairs
THINGS TO DO AT BINGIN BEACH ULUWATU
As you know by now Bingin Beach is a hotspot for surfing. If you would like to rent a surfboard there are a few surf shacks located right on the sand at Pantai Bingin that have a wide selection of boards to choose from. The cost for surfboard rental is 50,000 rupiah for 2- hours. Surf lessons are also available at Bingin Beach, just inquire at the surfboard rental shacks.
If you are not a keen surfer there is a lot of exploring to be done down at Bingin Beach. Head south along the sand and around the rocky outcrops to find smaller secluded beaches and abandoned beach shacks at the base of the Bingin Beach Cliffs.
For food, my favourite Bingin Beach restaurants are Kelly’s Warung and Lucky Fish.
- Kelly’s Warung is situated right in front of the famous Bingin Surf Break with front row seats to watch all the action. They have a massive selection of food and drinks available including smoothie bowls, toasted sandwiches, wraps, burgers, Indonesian cuisine, juices and coffee.
- Lucky Fish is my personal favourite pick for dinner, located on the sand at Pantai Bingin. Lucky Fish serves up the best BBQ seafood meals I have had in all of Bali. It is the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cold beer in hand and fresh fish on the plate. On the weekends they also tend to have live music for you to enjoy during dinner.
Exploring the secluded beaches at Bingin Beach
Kelly’s Warung overlooking Bingin Beach Surf
Lucky Fish seafood restaurant at Bingin Beach
Surfboard rental surf shack at Pantai Bingin
BINGIN BEACH SURF
The Bingin Beach surf break is a fast left-hand barreling wave that can be surfed on all tides. The best months to surf at Bingin Beach is in the dry season, May to October. Bingin Surf works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south-west.
Drone shot of Bingin Beach
WHERE TO STAY NEAR PANTAI BINGIN – 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 BINGIN BEACH ULUWATU
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Pantai Bingin please drop me a comment below.
Happy Adventuring 🙂