Tegal Wangi Beach is one of the nicest beaches on the Bukit Peninsula in South Bali.
Pantai Tegal Wangi is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike who flock here to watch the sunset from the cliffs or to go swimming in the rock pools along the pristine shoreline below.
In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about Tegal Wangi Beach including how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS TEGAL WANGI BEACH?
Tegal Wangi Beach is located on the Bukit Peninsula in Jimbaran, South Bali.
HOW TO GET HERE?
If you are staying in the Jimbaran region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to Pantai Tegal Wangi.
For those of you who are coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 45-minute journey, depending on traffic.
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Tegal Wangi Beach Uluwatu
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 TEGAL WANGI
There is a small parking lot on the left-hand side when you arrive at Tegal Wangi Beach.
Sometimes the gates for the parking lot are open and you can park inside for a small fee of 2,000 IDR. If the gates are locked, you can park up anywhere outside the gates on the gravel patches.
From the parking lot, you will see a dirt trail that leads directly to the top of the cliffs and from here it’s an easy walk down onto the shoreline.
TEGAL WANGI BEACH ENTRANCE FEE
There is no entrance fee to visit Tegal Wangi unlike most of the other beaches in Uluwatu.
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Sunset at Pantai Tegal Wangi
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGAL WANGI BEACH
The viewpoint at the top of the cliffs when you first arrive offers spectacular views of the rugged coastline and the stunning blue waters along the southern beaches.
The furthest headland you can see in the distance from this viewpoint is the more popular Balangan Beach.
Tegal Wangi Beach Rock Pools
Take the stairs down to the beach below the cliffs and discover the several natural rock pools that can be found on top of the exposed coral reef.
These natural rock pools fill up with water with each crashing wave that rolls in from the ocean.
At sunset, you can put your photography skills to the test and try to get a fantastic reflection photo along the edge of the rock pools.
Exploring the rock pools
Pantai Tegal Wangi Caves
Stroll along the sand to the very end of the beach until you can go no further and you will find two caves underneath the cliffs.
The first cave is a small little dugout in the cliff that is progressively becoming larger with the bigger swells that hit this particular coastline.
The second cave is much larger and more impressive than the first. It’s around five meters tall and five meters deep.
This is the perfect secluded spot to lay down a sarong and listen to the waves echo throughout the cave as they crash onto the shoreline.
You can take a photo from inside the cave for another cool perspective facing out over the horizon.
The caves at Pantai Tegal Wangi
BEST TIME TO VISIT TEGAL WANGI BEACH
The best time of day to visit is late afternoon at sunset. Because of its west-facing location, it’s low-key one of the best spots to watch the sunset in South Bali.
In saying that, Pantai Tegal Wangi is at its busiest during this time and it can sometimes be hard to find a nice spot along the beach or on the cliffs to watch the sunset. Just keep this in mind when planning your visit.
If you want to enjoy this beach without the crowds, it’s probably best that you visit in the early hours of the morning.
RELATED ARTICLE → 11 BEST ULUWATU BEACHES
Incredible sunset in Uluwatu
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
- Bingin Beach
- 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 Pantai Tegal Wangi 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.
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