Bingin Beach (Pantai Bingin) is a surfers paradise featuring world-class waves and a pristine shoreline for the everyday beachgoers!
Bingin Beach Surf is one of the most demanding reef breaks in Bali that has surfers flying in from around the globe to try their luck at getting tubed on the fast left-hander barreling wave.
But it’s not just the waves that have people flocking to Bingin, Bali there are a number of other fun things to see and do which you will find in this blog post.
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WHERE IS BINGIN BEACH?
Bingin Bali is located along the western coastline of the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu, South Bali.
HOW TO GET HERE
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to Bingin.
For those of you who are coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey.
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Another alternative when planning a trip to Uluwatu is to book a full-day tour to experience the best beaches in Uluwatu and other popular attractions in the Bukit Penisula.
This Full-Day Uluwatu Tour includes a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and the places you’ll get to visit are Pandawa Beach, Melastic Beach, Padang Padang, Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Fire Dance, and a seafood dinner on Jimbaran Beach.
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ARRIVING AT PANTAI BINGIN
There are no roads that lead directly down to Pantai Bingin so you’ll have to park your scooter at the top of the cliffs in the designated parking lot and the cost of parking is 2,000 IDR.
From the parking lot, follow the signs and you’ll find a paved alleyway that leads past some hilltop accommodations to a set of stairs and this will take you all the way down to the sand at Bingin Beach Bali.
About halfway down the set of stairs, the pathway comes to an intersection and branches off into a few different directions. It doesn’t matter which path you take as they all eventually emerge on the shoreline.
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The alleyway down to the beach
First glimpse of the beach
THINGS TO DO AT BINGIN BEACH ULUWATU
As you may know, Bingin is a hotspot for surfing. If you would like to rent a surfboard there are a few surf shacks dotted across the main beach that have a wide selection of boards to choose from.
The cost of surfboard rental is 50,000 IDR for two hours. Surf lessons are also available, just inquire with the guys at the surfboard rental shacks.
If you’re not a keen surfer, no worries because there is lots of exploring to be had. Head south along the sand and around the rocky outcrops to find smaller secluded beaches and abandoned beach shacks at the base of the cliffs.
Exploring the beach
Surfboard rental shack
BINGIN BEACH RESTAURANTS
For food and drinks, the best restaurants worth checking out are Kelly’s Warung and Lucky Fish.
Kelly’s Warung is situated right in front of the famous Bingin Surf Break with front row seats to watch all the action. They have a massive selection of food and drinks available including smoothie bowls, toasted sandwiches, wraps, burgers, Indonesian cuisine, juices, and coffee.
Lucky Fish is my personal favorite pick for dinner, located right on the sand on the main beach. Lucky Fish serves up some of the best BBQ seafood dishes in all of Bali. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cold beer in hand and fresh fish on the plate. On the weekends they also tend to have live music for you to enjoy during dinner.
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Lucky Fish seafood restaurant
BINGIN BEACH SURF
The Bingin surf break is a fast left-hand barreling wave that can be surfed on all tides.
The best months to surf at Bingin is in the dry season between May and October. Bingin Surf works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.
You can check the live stream video on the Bingin Surf Cam to see the conditions beforehand.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time of day to visit is early to mid-morning once the sun is already up and it reaches this side of the Bukit Peninsula.
It’s busiest during the middle of the day and early afternoon. Sometimes it can be hard to find a nice spot along the beach to settle down because it gets quite crowded, so just keep this in mind when planning your visit.
You can also consider visiting in the late afternoon during sunset hours as most of the day-trippers would have come and gone by this time. Because of its west-facing location, it’s low-key one of the best spots to watch the sunset in South Bali.
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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
The Bukit Peninsula boasts many other awesome locations that are worth checking out if you have the time.
Click on the links below to see all other points of interest in Uluwatu:
- Karang Boma Cliff
- Jaran Hill Sunset Viewpoint
- Nyang Nyang Beach
- Suluban Beach Uluwatu
- Green Bowl Beach
- Padang Padang Beach
- Balangan Beach
Suluban Beach Uluwatu
WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU
Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay near Bingin Bali to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.
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 center and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and shops. Perfect for families, friends, and couples.
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.
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 are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF BINGIN BALI
Pantai Bingin is by far one of my favorite beaches in Bali and I can’t even count on one hand the number of times I have been here!
Whether you come to surf or simply sip on a fresh cold coconut while reading a book on the shoreline, this stunning beach ticks all boxes for every type of traveler and beachgoer!
So if you looking for a nice beach in South Bali to kill a few hours or to perch up for an entire day, head on over to Bingin Bali and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with this beach just as I have.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Pantai Bingin, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.