Tegal Wangi Beach is a tucked away slice of paradise in the southern region of Bali. Pantai Tegal Wangi is a popular spot where the locals like to hang out on the cliffs and on the pristine beach below. Not many tourists know about Tegal Wangi as they are drawn towards the more popular beaches in Uluwatu. In saying that, now is the perfect time to explore Pantai Tegal Wangi before it becomes the new hot spot location!
WHERE TO FIND TEGAL WANGI BEACH
Tegal Wangi Beach is located in the southern region of Bali known as The Bukit Peninsula. From the main hub of Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 45-minute drive or if you are heading to Pantai Tegal Wangi from Uluwatu it is a 30-minute drive.
SEE THE MAP BELOW FOR THE EXACT LOCATION OF PANTAI TEGAL WANGI BEACH
Tegal Wangi Beach Uluwatu
ARRIVING TO TEGAL WANGI BEACH
There is a small carpark on your left hand side when you arrive to Tegal Wangi Beach. Sometimes the gates for the carpark are open and you can park inside for a small fee of 2,000 Rupiah (20 cents). If the gates are locked you can park up anywhere out side the gates on the gravel patches.
There is no entrance fee to visit this wonderful beach haven unlike most of the beaches down in Uluwatu. You will see a dirt trail from the carpark that leads directly to the top of the cliffs at Tegal Wangi Beach.
Deserted beaches at Pantai Tegal Wangi
Sunset at Tegal Wangi Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGAL WANGI
The viewpoint from the top of Tegal Wangi offers spectacular views of rugged cliffs and electric blue water along the southern coastline of The Bukit Peninsula. The furthest cliff point you can see from this viewpoint is the more popular Balangan Beach.
The Tegal Wangi Beach Rock Pools
Take the stairs down to the beach beneath the cliffs and discover the several natural rock pools that can be found on the exposed coral reef. The natural jacuzzi like pools fills up with water with each crashing wave that rolls in from the ocean. On sunset, you can get a fantastic reflection photo along the edge of the rock pools.
The Tegal Wangi Beach Caves
Stroll along the sand to the very end of Tegal Wangi Beach until you can go no further and you will find 2 caves underneath the cliffs. The first cave is a small little dugout in the cliff that is progressively becoming larger with the bigger swells that hit this particular coastline. The 2nd cave is much larger and more impressive than the 1st. It is around 5 meters tall and 5 meters deep. This is the perfect secluded spot to lay down a sarong and listen to the waves echo throughout the cave as they crash on to the shoreline. You can take a photo from inside the cave facing out over the horizon for a cool perspective.
Rockpools at Tegal Wangi Beach Uluwatu
Exploring the caves at Pantai Tegal Wangi
WHERE TO STAY NEAR PANTAI TEGAL WANGI – 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:
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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Tegal Wangi Beach please drop me a comment below.
Happy Adventuring 🙂