A guide to Padang Padang Beach Uluwatu- Bali
Uluwatu’s coast on the southern tip of Bali is filled with beautiful beaches including Padang Padang Beach. This stunning coast offers some amazing surfing with board rentals right on the beach.
HOW TO GET PADANG PADANG BEACH ULUWATU- BALI
Depending on where you are staying in Bali will determine your trip to this stunning coastline. I was staying in Canggu so it was a bit of a mission to get down to Padang Padang Beach but it was definitely worth it. The drive from Canggu area by motorbike is roughly an hour and a half drive in the steaming sun so be sure to lather up in suncream. If you are staying in Canggu and have decided to rent a motorbike check out my guide to RENTING A MOTORBIKE IN SE ASIA.
Once you arrive at Padang Padang Beach Uluwatu, there is a massive parking lot for you to park your bike which costs 2,000 Rupiah. Then you will also need to buy a ticket to get down to the beach itself which is 10,000 Rupiah per person (around $.75 USD per person).
I have attached a map below of the exact location of Padang Padang Beach in Bali.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PADANG PADANG BEACH ULUWATU- BALI
Padang Padang beach is an absolutely stunning spot for consistent surf all year round. On the day we visited we could see some waves rolling in but really small. You can rent surfboards right on the beach for around $5.00 USD per day.
One thing I must say is there was not a lot of room to lay out a towel and relax because there were so many vendors on the beach. I believe it was low high tide as the water was really high on the beach, and there was a fair bit of rubbish in the water.
On the bright side, if you walk to the left of the beach under the cliff side you will find a private little cave to have a lie-down or swim in. There were other people in there as well but it was much nicer than the main beach. This, however, is only accessible if Padang Padang Beach is mellow and the waves are small. If it is small this is the perfect time to get out and try surfing for the first time!
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