Uluwatu Surfing Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Rugged, out of the way, with only the noise of the waves against the shore. The hike down from the road takes about 5 min. Be aware of the 'parking fee' touts at the top.
Uluwatu Surfing Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Uluwatu Surfing Beach - Bali visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Uluwatu Surfing Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Lesser Sunda Islands.
Panorama showing the surfing beach at Uluwatu in southern Bali. Uluwatu is most commonly visited by tourists for the Uluwatu Temple, famous for the freely running Macaque Monkeys found there in the temple compound. However, just a short distance is Uluwatu Beach. Almost all of the accommodation and villas at Uluwatu are geared for the surfing community, and there are plenty of hotels and apartments here to choose from.
Uluwatu beach is a public access beach, though you have to walk down quite a steep hill to get to it. At the top of the hill, overlooking the sea from a prime location are the 4* Uluwatu Surf Villas. The beach is recommended for experienced surfers, with surf between 1m and 4m high. This is a coral reef beach, and the surf has been described as 'hollow and fast'. Nearby is Padang-Padang beach, famous for long rolling surf, and the associated Padang Padang Surf Camp.
*Be warned that locals may try to charge you a 'parking fee' to park on the roadside. These are not official, as they do not give out tickets and will try to charge a fee up to 5 times that charged at other public beaches.*
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
From the center of Bali (and Ngurah Rai International Airport) head south past Nusa Dua. At Bangbang Bogol follow signs to Uluwatu. Just before Uluwatu Temple turn right to head for the beach.