THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TEGAL WANGI BEACH IN ULUWATU, BALI!
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!
In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about Tegal Wangi Beach including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you’re there!
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WHERE TO FIND TEGAL WANGI BEACH
Tegal Wangi Beach is located in the southern region of Bali known as The Bukit Peninsula.
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, you can rent a scooter for approximately 50,000 Rupiah per day and make your way over to Tegal Wangi Beach.
If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Tegal Wangi 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.
PIN LOCATION OF PANTAI TEGAL WANGI BEACH
Tegal Wangi Beach Uluwatu
ARRIVING AT PANTAI TEGAL WANGI
There is a small parking lot on the left-hand side when you arrive at Tegal Wangi Beach.
Sometimes the gates for the parking lot are open and you can park inside for a small fee of 2,000 Rupiah. If the gates are locked you can park up anywhere outside the gates on the gravel patches.
TEGAL WANGI BEACH ENTRANCE FEE
There is no entrance fee to visit Tegal Wangi unlike most of the beaches down in Uluwatu.
You will see a dirt trail from the parking lot that leads directly to the top of the cliffs at Tegal Wangi Beach and from here it’s an easy walk down on to the shoreline.
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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 Beach offers spectacular views of rugged cliffs and electric blue water along the southern coastline of the Bukit Peninsula.
The furthest point you can see from the Tegal Wangi Beach viewpoint is the more popular Balangan Beach.
Tegal Wangi Beach Rock Pools
Take the stairs down to Tegal Wangi 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.
Pantai Tegal Wangi Caves
Stroll along the sand to the very end of Tegal Wangi Beach until you can go no further and you will find two 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 second cave is much larger and more impressive than the first. It is around five meters tall and five 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 Tegal Wangi Beach 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 TEGAL WANGI BEACH
Uluwatu, near Tegal Wangi Beach, has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay 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 in Uluwatu! 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 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 in Uluwatu! 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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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.
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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 TEGAL WANGI BEACH
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