Pig Stone Beach Bali is slowly becoming a popular spot to visit and explore for a number of reasons. Only a short drive away from the more crowded beaches in Canggu such as Old Man’s and Echo Beach, you can discover Pantai Pig Stone.
I have put together this guide of Pig Stone Beach including how to get there and what to expect!
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WHERE IS PIG STONE BEACH BALI & HOW TO GET THERE
From Canggu, Pig Stone Beach Bali is approximately a 20-minute drive, depending on the traffic.
The drive to Pantai Pig Stone will take you past beautiful rice fields, traditional villages, small temples and you will get a feel of the real Bali and what Canggu used to be like before the mass influx of tourism and infrastructure.
PIN LOCATION OF PIG STONE BEACH BALI
Palm tree hill at Pantai Pig Stone
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PIG STONE BEACH BALI
Pantai Pig Stone is an isolated black sand beach that is very raw and untouched. There is an uncrowded left-hand surf break in front of the palm tree hill at Pig Stone Beach Bali which is best surfed on a mid to high tide.
If you a motorbike enthusiast like myself, Pig Stone Beach Bali is a great spot to take a bike down on to the black sand and cruise up and down the coastline at your own will.
The locals are really chill and you won’t get into trouble from them and chances are you won’t be the only one burning around Pantai Pig Stone as this location is a popular spot for a motorbike session, especially around sunset.
There are no local warungs to buy food or water at Pig Stone Beach Bali, so be sure to come prepared. The palm tree hill makes a great spot for a lunchtime picnic or afternoon sunset beers, a perfect excuse to round up your mates and make a day of it!
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Bikes on the beach near Pig Stone Beach Bali
Deserted coastline at Pig Stone Beach Bali
Drone shot of Pantai Pig Stone Bali
WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU
Canggu has thousands of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Canggu. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Villa Vanilla
Villa Vanilla is a modern 3-bedroom villa that sleeps up to six people. Just 500m from Berawa Beach in Canggu, this accommodation features a swimming pool, equipped kitchen and a spa centre. The rooms are large with air conditioning, free wifi and private ensuites. Free bicycles are also available for all guests. Perfect place to stay for families or a group of friends.
Mid Range: Surf Motel Canggu
Awesome 3-star accommodation for less than $50. The Surf Motel boasts a rooftop pool and bar with ocean views, shared lounge with working space, close to beach clubs, cafes, restaurants and the beach. There are double rooms available with air conditioning, spacious living, private ensuites and free wifi. Scooter rental is also available. Great place to stay for couples and friends.
Budget: Mojo Surf Camp Canggu
The best budget accommodation in Canggu. Featuring an outdoor pool and terrace, restaurant and bar, free wifi and close to the beach. There are dorm rooms and double rooms available for as little as $11. There is also a shared lounge, currency exchange and tour desk at Mojo Surf Camp. Recommended for solo travellers, couples and friends.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO – PANTAI PIG STONE
There is no cost to visit Pig Stone Beach Bali which is ideal. The more popular beaches in Canggu and Uluwatu tend to have parking fees and entry fees.
If you are taking snacks, water or beers to Pantai Pig Stone, always remember to take your rubbish with you and leave the place cleaner than you found it.
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems in Bali and Indonesia as a whole, so the last thing we need is for people to be adding to this issue by leaving rubbish behind.
There is not much shade at Pig Stone Beach Bali and it can get really hot during the middle of the day, especially on the black volcanic sand. Make sure to bring sunscreen if you plan to spend the day out here.
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AIRBNB NEAR PIG STONE BEACH
Another option for accommodation near Pig Stone Beach Bali is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Canggu.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
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.
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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 PIG STONE BEACH BALI
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