I’ve been meaning to put together an Uluwatu beach guide for awhile now, because this area of Bali has some of the best beaches on the whole island.
Uluwatu beaches are known for their white sand, blue waves, impressive sea cliffs, perfect sunsets, and top quality surfing.
The only place in Bali where you might find nicer beaches is in Nusa Penida, but Uluwatu has the advantage of being easier to reach and having more clubs and hotels.
Without further ado, here’s our complete list of the best beaches in Uluwatu, Bali!
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The Best Beaches In Uluwatu
1. Bingin Beach
This is a photogenic beach with exotic boulders and seaweed covered rocks. Great for scenic pics or surfing, and it’s less crowded than some of the others.
There’s a bit of trash and rubble lately from hotel construction, but some high quality accommodation and restaurants are starting to spring up here.
More info: Bingin Beach
2. Pemutih Beach
Pantai Pemutih is a popular surfing spot with some cliffside hotels and a small (but nice) white sand beach.
Not too many people seem to know about this one, which makes it that much better.
3. Padang Padang Beach
This is a neat little beach hidden in the cliffs. To get to it, you have to squeeze through a narrow passage in the rocks and then walk down some steps.
Padang Padang is a popular spot for surfing, or you can just sip a fresh coconut and hang out on the white sand with the monkeys.
More info: Padang Padang Beach
4. Thomas Beach
This is one of Bali’s nicest beaches, and it’s one of our favorite spots in Uluwatu. It has a long strip of white sand scattered with boulders, and not too many people.
5. Suluban Beach
Suluban is a secluded beach with some caves and huge rocks to explore, but my favorite thing is the restaurant view. It’s an epic place to grab breakfast while exploring Uluwatu Bali.
More info: Suluban Beach
6. Nunggalan Beach
This is one of the bigger white sand beaches in south Bali, and it may be our favorite Uluwatu beach. The walk down and back up is a killer, but you’re rewarded with a huge private beach and a cool shipwreck for pictures!
More info: Nunggalan Beach
7. Melasti Beach
This is a developed beach at the bottom of a road carved into the cliffs.
It’s one of the more popular beaches in south Bali, and there’s even a neat photogenic Balinese style gate where you can take pictures.
8. Green Bowl Beach
Green Bowl is one of my favorite hidden beaches in Uluwatu Bali. It’s a long walk down to the beach, but you’re greeted by a perfect stretch of white sand and two big sea caves to explore.
More info: Green Bowl Beach
9. Gunung Payung Beach
This is a hidden beach overlooked by cliffs and a quiet Hindu temple.
You have to walk a long stairway down to the beach, but then it’s all yours. If you walk along the coast, there’s even a big sea cave.
10. Dreamland Beach
Dreamland has a nice long stretch of white sand lined with sunbeds you can rent.
Sadly this beach has gone a bit downhill in recent years because of trash washing up from the ocean, but hopefully things improve again.
11. Tegal Wangi Beach
This a small beach near the Jimbaran area, about 30 minutes from Uluwatu Temple.
My favorite part about this one is the big sea cave, but it’s also known as a great place to catch the sunset. There two sea caves on the beach, but you have to walk a bit farther to find the best one.
More info: Tegal Wangi Beach
12. Uluwatu Beach Clubs
The beaches and cliffs around Uluwatu are just perfect for clubs, so naturally it has quite a few.
A few to check out are Ulu Cliffhouse, Sundays Beach Club, El Kabron, and The Edge.
Our absolute favorite club for sunset is the Oneeighty cliff pool at The Edge. This one’s not a beach, but you get to see the beaches from the top of a cliff!
More Things To Do In Uluwatu, Bali
I hope you enjoyed this Uluwatu beach guide!
Don’t forget to check out my complete list of all the best things to do in Uluwatu!
Bali Private Driver & Motorbike Rental
If you want to explore Bali in the comfort and safety of a private car with a driver, my top recommendation would be Klook.
Their price is 450k IDR ($30 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That’s the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It’s a steal.
If you’d rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 85k IDR (~$6) and include a helmet, rain coat, and pickup in the south Bali area.
We’ve used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’re great! Highly recommended.
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