Best Bali Beach: Padang Padang Beach

Best Bali Beach: Padang Padang Beach

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Published on 30 Dec 2022 at 10:38 PM
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One of Bali's best-known beaches is Padang Padang! It attracted hundreds of tourists each year after becoming popular thanks to the film "Eat, Pray, Love." In addition, Padang Padang is one of Uluwatu's most accessible beaches for surfing and swimming. 

Padang Padang beach is undoubtedly worth a visit, whether you want to laze on the white sands while sipping fresh coconut water, swim in the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, or surf on the renowned break close offshore.

In contrast to some other beaches considered "hidden gems," getting to Padang Padang beach requires you to squeeze through a small opening in the rocks and then down several stairs to the beach, which is buried at the bottom and surrounded by cliffs.

The beach is still a reasonably great location, even though it isn't exactly a secret beach.

The Balinese term Padang Padang, which translates as "tall grass" in English, most likely refers to the overgrown plants and trees surrounding the beach.

Padang Padang Beach has a smaller area of sand than some other Bali beaches, yet it is renowned as one of the island's top surfing locations all year. No need to worry. Surfboards are available to be rented there.

The beach is relatively small. The beach runs over two tiny bays for 150 meters and is surrounded by craggy vertical cliffs. Soft, white sand leads to protected turquoise seas that are perfect for cooling down in the hot tropical climate. 

Beyond the coral reef, which protects the beach from surges from the ocean, is where the surf breaks. Here, big stones are strewn across the sea, and at the other end of the nearby bay, a modest temple has been constructed atop a massive rocky outcrop, accessible by steps carved into the rocks. This second bay is only accessible during specific tides. Please be aware of this if you want to visit the temple since a high tide might prevent entry unless you want to get soaking wet.

You're in luck if you start feeling peckish or want to enjoy a young coconut that has just been opened. Several warungs are lining the beach where you can buy beverages and food. It's a terrific place to relax and enjoy your drinks while sitting and looking at the sea because there are many tables and umbrellas. If not, the vendors will bring your food and beverages to you on the sand. Basic amenities can be accessed via a flight of old steps. However, proceed with caution if you go up here, as some trip hazards are nearby and shoddy steps.

Over the past several years, the neighbourhood has grown, adding a variety of (primarily surfing-oriented) stores, cafés, and restaurants. These fit nicely with the surroundings and don't take away from the village's atmosphere. Many food alternatives satisfy most dietary requirements, including vegan cuisine options. There are additional lodging alternatives, mainly in the form of modest homestays and villas, but there are also some wealthy ones that have stunning views of the coastline.

This gorgeous beach should be at the top of your next holiday in Indonesia. Let us know if you have any travel inquiries. Contact us here

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