TEGAL WANGI BEACH IN BALI – CAVES & ROCK POOLS

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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!

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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.

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PIN LOCATION OF PANTAI TEGAL WANGI BEACH

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ARRIVING AT TEGAL WANGI BEACH

There is a small carpark on your left-hand side when you arrive at Tegal Wangi Beach.

Sometimes the gates for the carpark 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.

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.

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Deserted beaches at Pantai Tegal Wangi

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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 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 1st. 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 shoreline.

You can take a photo from inside the cave facing out over the horizon for a cool perspective.

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tegal wangi beachRockpools at Tegal Wangi Beach Uluwatu

tegal wangi beachExploring the caves at Pantai Tegal Wangi

WHERE TO STAY NEAR PANTAI TEGAL WANGI 

Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travellers and budget backpackers. 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.

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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.

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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 is a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travellers and friends on a budget.

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST TEGAL WANGI BEACH

 

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!

4 Comments

  1. August 14, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    Thank you for this site- it’s been my go-to for all questions while putting together my itinerary for Bali! I was curious if it’s possible to walk along the sand to go from beach to beach? We are staying near Balangan Beach but I would like to walk to Tegal Wangi.

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      August 19, 2019 / 2:44 am

      Hi Amanda, thanks for using my blog to help you plan your adventures. I am glad you have found it useful. Unfortunately you can’t walk along the sand to reach tegal wangi from balangan, you’ll have to drive there and walk down from the top of the carpark. Hope this helps and enjoy.

  2. Justine Till
    September 11, 2019 / 11:25 pm

    Great content – How long do you need at Pantai Tegal Wangi?

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      September 12, 2019 / 8:25 am

      Hi, around 1-hour is plenty of time to spend at tegal wangi beach! Enjoy 🙂

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