Dreamland Beach Bali – Complete Visitor’s Guide

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Dreamland Beach (Pantai Dreamland) is one of many stunning beaches along the rugged coastline in the Bukit Peninsula, South Bali.

Boasting limestone cliffs, golden sands, and turquoise waters, this is a beloved tourist spot that’s not to be missed when exploring Uluwatu.

I have put together this complete beach guide for visitors including how to get here, the best time to visit, things to do, and much more!

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WHERE IS DREAMLAND BEACH?

Dreamland Beach Bali is located along the western coastline of the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu, South Bali.

It lies roughly halfway between two other very popular beaches known as Balangan Beach and Bingin Beach.

Dreamland Bali Beach is easy to get to via the access road that is accessible by all vehicles.

Click here or on the image below for an interactive map of the beach.

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HOW TO GET HERE

If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short 15-minute drive over to Dreamland.

For those of you who are coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour journey.

Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.

Includes:

  • Experienced driver & guide
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Drinking water
  • Petrol

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Dreamland Bali

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

Thanks to Bali’s tropical warm climate, this beach can be visited year-round.

The months between April to June are usually the ones with the least rain, making them the best but also the busiest 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.

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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, one of the best spots to watch the sunset in South Bali.

But no matter when you are visiting or what you are coming for, you won’t be disappointed by all that Bali Dreamland Beach and the surrounding area have to offer.

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Afternoon beach stroll

ULUWATU TOUR

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, Melasti Beach, Padang Padang, Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Fire Dance, and a seafood dinner on Jimbaran Beach.

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THINGS TO DO AT DREAMLAND BEACH BALI

Dreamland is one of the south coast’s famous surf spots, so you can naturally assume that one of the best things to do here is to go surfing.

Dreamland’s waves are fun and, on most days, suitable for all levels. A short paddle out to the beach break takes you to short rights and quick lefts, that work best on low tide.

On smaller days it is a fun wave for beginner to intermediate surfers, while during big swells advanced to pro surfers can be watched catching barrels.

Surfboards can be rented down on the beach for as little as 50,000 IDR, and if you need some lessons, there are local surf guides that can assist you for around 100,000 IDR for a 1-hour surf lesson.

You can also check the live stream video on the Dreamland Surf Cam to see the conditions beforehand.

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Sunset at Pantai Dreamland

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As the name suggests, the beach is a dream location that is not only good for surfing but makes a great spot for relaxing, tanning, and enjoying dips in the clear blue water.

The area around the beach is lined with luxury resorts and is famous for the New Kuta Beach Golf Course.

Do note that when you visit during the day, there is minimal shade and I recommend renting a beach umbrella for 100,000 IDR for 2 hours to keep you protected from the blistering sun.

If you’re feeling hungry, there is one main restaurant and bar at the beach to grab a bite to eat in between surf sessions or to relax with a cocktail and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets Bali is so famous for.

You will also find half a dozen local shops to purchase some souvenirs if you wish.

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Beachside restaurants

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TIPS FOR VISITING

Despite the rampant development of the limestone landscape, Dreamland still retains most of its rugged charm on the sand.

At first sight, Dreamland Beach might not seem as beautiful as it is, though if you have enough time, I highly encourage you to take a little walk around and explore everything it has to offer. You will be surprised by all the things you will find.

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I would recommend spending at least a couple of hours here to go surfing, feel the power of the Indian Ocean and then treat yourself to a delicious, traditional Balinese meal and a relaxing massage right there at the beach.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and take advantage of the beautiful, picturesque setting of this dreamy paradise.

Be aware that if you are not staying at one of the resorts and are just visiting for the day, there is a parking fee of 5,000 IDR for scooters and 10,000 IDR for a car.

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Rugged limestone cliffs
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Aerial shot of the beach

No matter if you are coming for a day filled with adventures and are planning to surf until your arms fall off, or if you are just coming to get a nice tan and relax in the Bali sun, Pantai Dreamland has got you covered.

A pristine beach, fun waves, amazing restaurants, beautiful resorts, incredible massages and so much more, make it well worth visiting!

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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.

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Bingin 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU.

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI

When visiting Bali, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Balinese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF PANTAI DREAMLAND

Pantai Dreamland is by far one of my favorite beaches in Bali and it’s not to be missed.

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 here and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with this beach just as much as I have.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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