Bali has no shortage of spectacular beaches, and Bingin Beach (Pantai Bingin) is one of the best beaches in Uluwatu that you need to add to your itinerary. Picture powder-soft golden sand, impossibly blue water and one of the best and most consistent surf breaks in all of Bali.
As Uluwatu becomes more and more popular, Bingin Beach seems to be the area where tourists and expats alike are gravitating towards. And we can’t blame them, as it really is a stunning beach. If you want to know more about the surf and other things to do at Bingin Beach, then keep on reading!
Best time to visit Bingin Beach in Uluwatu
As with any beach, your experience will be vastly different depending on the time of day you’re there. We’ve been to Bingin Beach at both low tide sunset and high tide midday, and whilst sunset was beautiful, nothing beats those Uluwatu blues. Not to mention the sand looks a lot cleaner and more welcoming at high tide.
How to get to Bingin Beach in Uluwatu
By far the best way to get around Bali is by scooter – this island is just not made for cars. Most accommodations will be able to arrange a scooter rental for you, and if you hire for multiple days you can usually haggle down to around 60,000 IDR per day.
You’ll find Bingin Beach in Uluwatu easily on Google Maps, however, there’s no direct access road to the beach. You’ll need to leave your scooter in the parking lot and hike the rest of the way down to Bingin Beach. There are a number of different parking areas and pathways winding through villas, but regardless of the route you choose, they all end up on the shore eventually.
What to bring to Pantai Bingin
At Bingin Beach there is no entrance fee, however there is a 2000 IDR parking fee for scooters. You should also be prepared with extra cash if you want to rent an umbrella, buy a fresh coconut or souvenir.
What to expect at Bingin Beach Uluwatu
Bingin Beach (Pantai Bingin) is first and foremost a surfers’ beach. People come from all over Bali, and the world, to surf the near-perfect left-hand reef break and clean barrels. You can rent a board from a number of surf rentals for 50,000 IDR an hour. If you want more information on surfing at Bingin Beach, you can read more from the experts over at The Surf Atlas.
If you’re not into surfing, Bingin Beach is still a stunning beach to lay out a towel and soak up some sun. You can beat the heat by renting an umbrella and daybed and cool off in the azure blue water – just make sure you swim between the flags! The swell and current at beaches in Uluwatu are no joke. Not a fan of paying for beach umbrellas? You can find a spot in the shade underneath the elevated beach shacks and restaurants.
If you find yourself getting hungry during your visit to Bingin Beach Uluwatu, you can’t pass up Kelly’s Warung or Lucky Fish. At Kelly’s Warung you’ll find a typical cafe menu with the best view in the house to watch the surfers, meanwhile Lucky Fish serves up fresh-caught BBQ seafood dishes.
More Beaches in Uluwatu
Uluwatu has been blessed with some of the best beaches in Bali. Check out more of the stunning beaches in the area: