Kuta Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The day I was at Kuta beach was very windy, which may explain the lack of people lying on the beach itself. It was so windy that the sand was being whipped up. However, surfers, especially wind and kite surfers, were having a ball.
Kuta Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Kuta Beach - Bali visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Kuta Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Lesser Sunda Islands.
Panorama showing Kuta Beach in Bali. As can be seen from this panoramic photograph, Kuta beach is a long sandy beach. It is found on the west coast of Bali very close to Denpasar and Sanur, and just a couple of miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Kuta Beach is the beach belonging to Kuta, the town very well known internationally for the holiday and clubbing scene. In fact, so well known is Kuta that in many people's minds Kuta has become synonymous with Bali, and many holiday makers will not explore much of what Bali has to offer beyond Kuta and Kuta beach.
The beach here has virtually every facility anyone could wish for, about 2 miles (3km) of sea, sand and surf below blue skies and a blazing sun, backed onto by numerous restaurants, clubs and bars. Almost every sort of water sport is available here, the beach is very popular with surfing communities, with kite surfing and wind surfing on windy days. Surfers should be aware of rip tides and keep within the marked safety zones. The beach is in fact quite narrow, and may be overly busy for some. There are numerous large hotels and beach resort complexes built along Kuta beach, and just behind here Kuta itself offers hotels and accommodation for every budget.
As Kuta beach continues north it merges with Legian beach, well known for two famous night clubs, the Gado Gado and Club Double Six.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Head for Kuta. Then drop the car off and walk to the beach. Be warned that driving around Kuta can be very slow and frustrating due to narrow lanes, a painful one way system and far too many cars competing for limited road space.