Padang Padang Beach also known as Pantai Labuan Sait is a famous surf spot on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali, Indonesia. Padang Padang Beach has a number of awesome things to check out such as the unique rock caves, tidal swimming pools, secluded beaches and world-class waves!
WHERE IS PADANG PADANG BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE
Padang Padang Beach Bali is located on the south-west coastline of the Bukit Peninsula in 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 Pantai Labuan Sait. If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Padang Padang 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.
MAP OF PADANG PADANG BEACH BALI
The iconic Padang Padang Beach Uluwatu
Drone shot of Pantai Labuan Sait
ARRIVING AT PADANG PADANG BEACH
There is a car park conveniently located across from the entrance to Padang Padang Beach which costs 2,000 rupiah to park up your scooter for the day.
Padang Padang Beach Entrance Fee: When you arrive to Padang Padang Beach you’ll see a ticket booth at the top of the stairs and here you will be asked to pay a 10,000 rupiah entrance fee.
Follow the narrow staircase down through a limestone cave which leads directly down to the shoreline on Padang Padang Beach Bali. Be sure to keep any loose belongings out of reach from the monkeys on the way down to Padang Padang Beach as they have been known to snatch purses, sunnies, hats, phones, food and drinks.
Golden hour at Padang Padang Beach
A monkey sipping out of a stolen water bottle at Pantai Labuan Sait
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PADANG PADANG BEACH
There are small vendors set up down on the sand at Padang Padang Beach selling locally made souvenirs such as colourful sarongs, hats, t-shirts, board shorts, stubby coolers, friendship bracelets etc.
If you are looking to ride some waves at the famous Padang Padang Surf Break there is a small beach shack run by the local surf life-saving guards who offer surfboard rentals for around 100,000 rupiah for 2-hours. For beginner surfers, you can ask one of the locals to take you out for some surf lessons.
On low tide, there is a lot of exploring to be had around the foot of Padang Padang Bali cliffs. Natural rock formations and secluded beaches make for excellent photo opportunities or the perfect spot to read a book.
For food and drinks, there are half a dozen local warungs to order fresh seafood or a local nasi goreng dish to fill the stomach and your choice of soft drinks, coconut water or a cold Bintang beer to wash it all down. All this for as little as $5 – $10.
Playtime down at Pantai Labuan Sait
Padang Padang Surf
PADANG PADANG SURF
Padang Padang Surf is typically a left-hand barreling reef break but it is also known to have a fairly decent right-hand wave that breaks into the bay. The best months to surf at Padang Padang Beach Bali is in the dry season, May to October. Padang Padang Surf works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south-west.
WHERE TO STAY NEAR PADANG PADANG BALI – 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 PADANG PADANG BEACH
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Happy Adventuring 🙂