DISCOVER BINGIN BEACH IN ULUWATU!
Bingin Beach (Pantai Bingin) 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 see and do which you will find in this blog post.
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WHERE IS BINGIN BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE
Bingin Bali is located along the western coastline on the Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu.
The best way to get to Bingin Beach is on a scooter. You can rent scooters in the main tourist hubs throughout Bali including Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud, and Uluwatu.
Scooter rental is typically 50,000 IDR per day or you can rent them on a monthly basis from anywhere between 600,000 IDR and 700,000 IDR.
From Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Bingin Beach depending on traffic.
Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can rent a car in Bali and head out to Pantai Bingin on 4 wheels instead of 2.
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PIN 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 IDR.
From the car park, you’ll find a paved alleyway that leads down passed some hilltop accommodations and to a set of stairs which lead all the way down to the sand at Bingin Beach Bali.
About halfway down the set of 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 to the shoreline at Bingin Beach.
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The alleyway down to Bingin Beach
An awesome viewpoint of Bingin Beach
THINGS TO DO AT BINGIN BEACH ULUWATU
As you may know, 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 of surfboard rental is 50,000 IDR for two 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 favorite 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 favorite pick for dinner, located on the sand at Bingin Beach. 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.
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Exploring Bingin Beach
Kelly’s Warung at Bingin Beach Surf
Lucky Fish seafood restaurant at Bingin Beach
Surfboard rental shack at Bingin Beach
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.
You can check the live stream video on the Bingin Surf Cam to see the conditions beforehand.
Drone shot of Bingin Beach
WHERE TO STAY NEAR BINGIN BEACH
Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay near Bingin Beach to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Canang Sari Villas
I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations near Bingin Beach! Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi and ocean views. There is also a spa centre and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and shops. Perfect for families, friends and couples.
Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu
Awesome 3-star accommodation near Bingin Beach boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families and friends.
Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu
One of the best budget accommodations near Bingin Beach. Bali Beats features an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace and free wifi. There are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.
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AIRBNB BINGIN BEACH
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WHAT TO PACK FOR PANTAI BINGIN
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF BINGIN BEACH
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Pantai Bingin Beach, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.